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The Power of No | Authentic Artists

Good morning. It’s Jacq from Authentic Artists and Aurate.  Hope you’re well, I wanted to talk about the power of NO. So you may have heard about power of NOW, which is all about living in the present moment. And some of my clients have been working on, with my encouragement, saying yes to lots of things, opportunities that come up in your life.

As ever though, you need to balance that with your personal boundaries and your professional boundaries. And so the ultimate boundary is to say no, and to mean it, and the commitment to honor your own energy, your purpose, your personal space, your sanity, is served by the ability to say no sometimes.  And so I would like to remind you about that.  

Sometimes the boundaries of work and life and personal stuff and business projects are blurred because we’re not going to an office. We’re not going to a coffee shop. We’re not going to a studio, we’re in our home.

And so that whole work life balance thing is really about where we draw the lines. And I’d like to encourage you to reflect on that, to protect your own energy to honor, when you do need to get down to, with discipline, to do the stuff you’ve set out to do, the best way I know of doing that is to make yourself do the things that are in your diary and to make appointments with yourself in your diary, to , do the tasks that you’ve set out in your project planning.

So, if you’ve worked, ever worked with me, you’ll know, this is a thing,  if you’ve worked in any professional capacities in corporate it’s, you know it’s expected that you are able to manage your projects well, your time lines,  interactions with virtual team members, as well as any actual team members and to, to get that stuff done in a timely way, and you wouldn’t dream of not turning up to a meeting that you’ve arranged with someone else. So do you ever cancel on yourself and if you have to, for some other unplanned reason, do you rebook that time and honour it as something that still needs to be done or do you procrastinate and put it off?

So those are the topics for today and I think if you are trying to deliver something in terms of projects, understand the power of saying yes, but understand the power of saying no and understand the power of the commitment, to honour the commitments that you’ve made and get the stuff that you’ve committed to do done in a timely way.

So, hope that helps. I’ll speak to you soon have a great day.

This is a transcript from my original video which can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/HmdFCj43ics

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