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Being More Productive #6: Saying No

As a small business owner, we are all busy. You and I are no exception. And chances are, if you are a normal human, you would be looking for any and all ways to get more work done in a less amount of time, after all, time is money. And in order to do this you would need to boost your productivity as well as other little changes that, in the end, would help big time. Any help counts when it comes to keeping a business running. The business is your ship and you are the captain. So take care of your ship.

You want to treat others the way you want to be treated. And this is a good thing. Helping others is a great thing and makes you feel great and you know you had help when getting starting and turned to a lot of people for that help. And just like some of those people you asked for help, some said no. Don’t take this personally, you will understand why they said no as well. You have a business to run now and you can’t be focusing on helping everyone or you will be wasting major time that you can be spending on your work and business. It is okay to say no sometimes, and you will be saying no to some people that ask for help. Just remember this when you think about all those that decline to help you when you were growing your business and maybe you won’t feel as much anger to them.

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