Chris Brogan drafted a post today titled, Saying No. It could have just as easily been called Reflection. The post speaks to the difficulty many of us have in saying no and facing the realization that we only have so much bandwidth - that saying yes to everyone doesn't help anyone if we can't devote the time and energy necessary to doing a great job. But his post goes further than that, and it's a fitting follow-up to yesterday's entry on core values.
Chris doesn't stop at saying no, but walks us through a reassessment of his priorities and values. It's not only something we should contemplate as organizations, as I suggested yesterday, but it's a powerful individual exercise that can help us achieve true balance, even harmony, in our personal and professional lives.
Thanks for the reminder!