Saying "no" is one of the most powerful and underutilized resources in our working lives, and saying "no" effectively will make you more productive in the long run. However, if you are anything like me, you may find it really, really, realllllllly hard to just say "no." To keep from drowning in a sea of "yes," throughout my career, I've developed a set of questions that help me execute what I call "strategic no's."
This business is the tiny voice in the back of mind that would not be silenced. It's the passion project that's been driving me forward since before even I knew what it was. It's the perfect vessel to bring my particular skills, hard-earned knowledge, and enthusiasm together to do what it is I have always wanted to do: make sure mission-driven organizations and individuals have the tools and resources they need to do amazing work.
Who else watched the Royal Wedding this weekend? Normally, I'd assume I'm the only weirdo who did, but given that MILLIONS of people around the world tuned in, I'm calling you out. Some of you reading this got up early on Saturday like I did, and watched Meghan and Harry tie the knot, eager for a real-world version of the Disney movies we grew up watching.