Why Saying “No” Is a Smart Business Decision

"Deciding which projects should get our attention, or organizing with partners which household tasks are at the top of the to do list, sucks up our energy and our time. We can spend so much of our time simply organizing our schedule that we’re exhausted before we even get to the work that needs doing!"

"That’s why saying ‘no’ is a smart business decision. Sometimes, there isn’t enough time for everything. Sometimes, you’re best served by opting out, rather than trying to squeeze it in."

Author bio – "Kara Perez is the founder of Bravely, a company that connects women and money. She freelances in the areas of personal finance and travel, and she eats peanut butter straight out of the jar."

Read the full article Kara Perez (photo, left) . . .

3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

"Be genuine. Be interested. And stop hogging the conversation."

Read the full article by Tim Herrera (photo, left) . . .

You Aren’t at the Mercy of Your Emotions – Your Brain Creates Them

". . . For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett [photo, left] has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research — and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think."

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