Category Archive: Saying No

Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity

Fog rolled in last week in Central Pennsylvania. Warm temperatures collided with cold snow and gray mist blanked our valley. Everything slows in fog. Everything’s more dangerous. Complexity creates fog; simplicity clears it.… Continue reading

Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go

© Qrius4ever | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos You employ systems and strategies for starting, maintaining, and moving forward. Adopt systems for stopping, as well. People who can’t say, “No,” chase all… Continue reading

Five Ways to Overcome the Folly of Perseverance

Bad ideas were good once but nothing always works. Quitters never win. At least that’s what we think. The danger of perseverance is it’s virtuous but not always wise. Thomas Edison famously said, “Many… Continue reading

How to Resist Being Helpful

Peter Jenson, Ph.D., author, coach, and Olympic sports psychology consultant, said many things during our conversation but one most gripped me. “I let them stew in their failure for a while.” Peter Jenson… Continue reading

How to Stop so you can Start

Before you find your personal best, let go of your mediocrity. Determine what isn’t working and stop it. Stopping: Stopping is harder than you think. Fear of failure makes you keep working at… Continue reading

How to Stop Rowing in Circles till You Sink

***** Fitting in is the path to regret. Leaders don’t fit in they stand out. Bureaucrats fit in. Standing out is dangerous in some organizational cultures; you’ll get beat down till you conform. Conformity is… Continue reading