Let’s say you’ve been working too hard, for too long and one day the straw comes – yet another demand on your time – that breaks the camel’s back and you finally say “enough!”. You’ve reached your limit and frankly you don’t even care anymore what happens. Well, what does happen next? Based on 22 years of listening to people’s experience I can tell you that the world doesn’t end. You don’t get fired, nor do you lose a friend. Quite the contrary – things get better. Communication happens, priorities are discussed, misunderstandings are cleared up and solutions are created. People tell me that their biggest regret is that they hadn’t spoken up a lot earlier.
“No” is the new “yes” because it starts a different conversation. If you want to be able to say no, the first thing to do is to evaluate the real risks of saying “no” against the risks of saying “yes”. Are there risks to saying “no” or negotiating a demand on our time?
Doug Heidebrecht specializes in helping busy people manage priorities and workloads. He’s a “real world” coach, consultant and facilitator who thrives on provoking individuals and teams into discovering a better way to work and a better way to live.
He helps his clients do more with less, stay engaged and achieve better balance by raising the bar in how they make choices, have courageous conversations and achieve laser focus. Doug brings to the table an ability to respectfully and thoughtfully provide his clients with a fresh perspective and new ways of thinking. His authenticity and down to earth professionalism with clients creates a high comfort level and fosters real conversations about real issues. And his enthusiasm is contagious
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