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Monday, May 21, 2012

Tuesday's Terrific Tip--Do Nothing

Ha ha, what a great title.  It sounds really good, doesn't it??? Maybe because it is Monday evening and I am still working on the laundry from the weekend.  The weekend was wonderful and well worth the fact that it is Monday and I am still doing laundry.

T, my Marketing Director, was hard at work over the weekend.  While we were driving across Houston Saturday afternoon T asked each of us what one piece of advice we would like to share with the group.  As I started listening to the group it was clear these needed to be shared.  Everyone agreed that I could share their advice with you, all of the bloggy readers.  You folks in blog-land get to have the sage advice we came up with too!  

Starting in somewhat random order; up first is Nana.

Never do anything out of duty, but do it because you want to.  If you are doing the 'thing' out of duty or obligation, it will show up on your face and in your attitude as you do the task.  People will know you don't want to be there.

The example she gave was, if you don't want to visit a friend in the hospital because you are dog tired, then don't.  Call them, tell them you are thinking of them and that you'll visit tomorrow morning after you've had a night of sleep and a cup of coffee.
Figure out if you have the 'want to' to get the job done.  If you don't see if you can outsource it.  You know things like cleaning floors or doing dishes.  Three years old is not too young to start teaching a child how to do simple tasks around the house.

Then you can outsource the jobs to your kids!  Or you can hire a maid, or tell someone, "No, I won't be able to make 12 dozen cupcakes tomorrow," or that you don't want to serve on that committee or take on the extra project or whatever.

Be bold.  Be strong.  Say no!

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