Announcing My New Book!
While teaching high performance through self awareness to hundreds of leaders in Corporate America (and around the world) over the last 20 years, I've seen several themes.
When these leaders let their guard down and start talking about their real struggles, one of the most pervasive things I hear is some version of this: "Saying no is not allowed in my company. We have to do everything. I'm burning the candle at both ends. I feel guilty because I spend so little time with my family. My health is declining and I'm tired ALL THE TIME. I don't know how much longer I can do it."
Saying no to a demanding boss IS difficult. It's a Delicate Art.
It's also essential to your success! That's why I wrote a book about how to do it.
It's not about your boss or the demands of your company. Yes, both are demanding.
It's more about how you respond to those demands. It starts with how you think.
Here’s a newsflash: Nobody anywhere is doing it all. High-level performers have mastered the art of saying no and they are constantly working on the clarity and strength to do it.
What you say “yes” to and what you say “no” to establishes your agenda—and it reveals who’s really running the show.
Saying yes to everyone else’s agenda and no to your own leads to sadness, resentment, anger, and a life lived for someone else.
Saying no to everyone else’s agenda and yes only to your own is an insular, self-absorbed way to live.
Somewhere in the middle is a portfolio of yeses and nos that are uniquely suited to achieve your goals. More importantly, your portfolio of what you will and won’t do allows you to bring your uniqueness to the world.
My intention for this book is to help you address those questions from your best, most autonomous self rather than succumbing to your inner bully.