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Good morning and Happy Monday!
I’m Monica Wofford and this is your Monday Moment.

We’ve spoken before about boss’s saying YES too often, but in the midst of our recent focus on communication, it might also have value to address the opposite. Far lesser discussed topic, that no one wants to hear or talk about, and everyone wishes they knew how to say… usually after they’ve said yes, FAR too often, the opposite of yes, is NO. The word is “no” and as I just shared with a coaching client recently, “No.” is a complete sentence.

Monday Moment with Monica on leadership communication and permission to say no and take a break from always saying yes. Not a subscriber? Sign up today at: www.MondayMoment.com.

WATCH this Monday Moment video on the word that few leaders use, many more wish they could, for which leaders harbor guilt, and that IF they’d use more often, they might actually get MORE done, instead of less.
Hmmmm…what is it?

I get it, it’s a struggle.

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Well for some. For others, not so much. But let’s take my recent coaching conversation as an example.

This leader is HIGHLY successfully, turned around a multi-million-dollar business and in the midst of what he could tell was burnout, recognized he’d not taken a vacation since FIVE years BEFORE the pandemic. Um… I’m as much a workaholic as the next person, but guys, come on.

Say it with me now… NO, I am not able to drive around Miss Daisy this weekend. No, love of my life, this weekend won’t have the honey do’s in it. Next one will though. Or Noooo. That’s it. Just… No. With a smile.

Because folks if you don’t carve out time for you, take a break to appreciate your own needs, and do a bit of recharging, something will either force you to OR others are now in complete control of your time and your schedule and frankly, your energy level.

Now what well meaning, work hard, play hard, control freak wants THAT?
Say no to more requests and yes, to a little productive activity called rest. But, also, and perhaps MORE important: Be willing to give yourself permission to take said break on occasion. (… and become a better boss and leader by being willing to let go of that bit of control and need to do it all, only one way and only in the way you would have done it. haha. Oh wait… I digress. LOL.)

I’m Monica Wofford and that’s your Monday Moment.
See you next week for more talk on Leadership.

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