Saying No

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We are ordinarily judged by the work we do: what projects we’ve completed, deals we’ve closed or presentations made. These lists of accomplishments define our personal and professional endeavors.

Recently, I read an article about Peter Drucker and his measurement of management success. He used to ask all of his interview candidates the question “What have you stopped doing lately in order to free up resources and innovate?”

This resonates with me. Learning how to prioritize tasks is half of the battle, but the other half is learning how to say no. Even further, we can define ourselves by thinking about what we are saying no to. By starting a small company, re-starting my blog and undertaking other major projects, I find that I am saying no to some of the things that don’t add enough value to me or to society.

What are some of the things you’ve had to give up to create room to be innovative? Do you define yourself by what you’ve turned down?

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Saying No

Re-starting the blog

Tap, tap…is this thing on? So I’ve written precisely two blog posts in my life: one wasn’t even for my blog. I’ve been pursuing other projects over the last few months but the domain name was up for renewal and I decided to make the best use out of my $10.98 investment. It’s time to restart this thing. Here we go!

Comments, questions, thoughts? Write here, or tweet at me @ellenjdasilva

Re-starting the blog