OYL Champion Nichole R. has made tremendous strides towards creating boundaries in business that ultimately lead to greater productivity. She has implemented the notion that it is ok to say ‘no’ if something isn’t in alignment with our goals. Further, by planning the week before it begins, she is able to block out time to time to handle phone calls as well as personal time to be productive. By respecting our own time, we send a clear message to others that our time is to be valued. So proud of you Nichole!
“Major changes happening while putting my “saying no” into action. In my network marketing business, I’ve wanted to make sure my team always knew I was there for them. I ended up seeing how much time their “quick questions” were cutting into my time to be productive. They know I love them dearly and I explained that I want to be able to give my best to them and to the rest of the team.
Here’s what I’ve done:
* I’ve communicated that I write out my schedule on Saturday/Sunday night for the upcoming week. If they want to have a meeting with me (outside of my regularly scheduled calls with the team), then they have to let me know ahead of time so I can schedule it in.
* I let them know that I’m time blocking and I have to stick to the time block they are scheduled for.
I’m starting to see really great shifts and it’s been great to make sure we “get down to business” when we are talking.
I never realized how much stress those little text or email interruptions were causing in my day until I started to be clear on this piece!”
Susan Sly is a best selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television and the CBN. Susan is the mother of five children and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.