How To Back Out Gracefully: The Art Of Saying No After You’ve Said Yes

Can you relate?

You said yes to a major project with your full heart. You felt good. Excited. Ready to dive in. You believe in this thing and the other folks involved are thrilled to have you on board.

A bit of time goes by and your life takes a turn.

It’s all good, but things are different now. Less time, less bandwidth. The truth is you stress even thinking about this project and what it will take to pull it off.

But, you already said yes. You gave your word.

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People are counting on you (lots of them) and you pride yourself on being someone who honors commitments, no matter what.

Enter a stormy, emotional mix of guilt, inadequacy, panic, and fear.

There’s the fear of looking weak, the fear of disappointing others, and the fear of damaging your reputation.

Do you suck it up and try harder, or, do you call it quits?

If you’ve ever struggled with saying no after you’ve already said yes, this MarieTV is for you.

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4 Things Really Productive People Do Every Day

When it comes to productivity tips, there are no lack of resources out there.

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After all, finding ways to get the right things done faster is topic that never gets old.

I’ve been an avid student of productivity for years.

While my personal practices don’t always line up with what the top experts say (as you’ll see in a second)…

There are four key productivity strategies that’ll help you no matter which system or expert you follow.

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Here’s Why You Never Follow-Through (And How To Fix It)

Isn’t it funny how we get soooo pumped about our newest projects?

Whether it’s a cleaner diet, blogging consistently, or getting back in shape — most of us have no trouble starting off with a bang.

We’re uber committed for the first few days.

Things go so well that we actually start to believe the voice in our head when it says, “OMG, this time is different. I’m actually going to make this happen. I’m going to stick with this for life!”

Fast forward three weeks into the future. Life throws you a curve ball. You slip off track. A few more days pass and before you know it, it’s the same as it ever was.

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You see…

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