Business Mentoring: Why You Have to Say No

Why You Have to Say No

Time is finite. No matter whether you’re the boss or the low man on the totem pole, there are only a certain number of hours available to accomplish all the tasks that need to be done. In a world of infinite possibilities and finite time, you have to say no more than you say yes.

Every time you say yes to something, you are by necessity saying no to something else. If you’re doing one thing at a certain time, then you can’t do something else during that same time. If you’re properly focused on that one thing, then you aren’t doing anything else during that same time. Focusing your time so that it is spent on the most valuable, important contributions is important for everyone in the business.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why leaders are often the biggest culprit in creating interruptions on their team
  • How to schedule meetings and discussions to keep your team focused
  • Why small businesses need to stay more agile and flexible
  • How to deal with the increase in opportunities

Watch this week’s full mentoring session below:

About the Guest

Dave Crenshaw is the master of helping business owners triumph over chaos. He has appeared in Time magazine, FastCompany, USA Today, and the BBC News. His first book, The Myth of Multitasking: How ‘Doing It All’ Gets Nothing Done, has been published in six languages and is a time management best seller. His latest book, The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos, is also a small business best seller. As an author, speaker, and business coach, Dave has transformed thousands of businesses worldwide.

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