“This one is hard for me. I love participating. I love being part of things. But I have found that I have to say no to things a lot more often, so that I donâ€™t accidentally set myself up to let others down.” Chris Brogan talks about scaling himself as he tackles the challenge of how to do everything that needs doing when demands scale up on him.
“Saying ‘no’ to any commitments we canâ€™t handle would be ideal, of course, but like I said, we usually have a tendency to say ‘yes’ to more than we can actually handle. And we become overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. As you know, simplicity is the key to my philosophy. If things get complicated, I say you should simplify. Donâ€™t try to do more. Reduce.” Zen Habits talks more about cutting back on daily demands in A Guide to Cutting Back When You Feel Overwhelmed.
“Every technique employed by the instigator has a single goal: to take your power away from you. Every one of us has a fighting spirit, a confidence that allows us to wake up in the morning, and take on the world. Your verbal attacker is going to try and take this away from you, to leave you nervous, doubting yourself, and even stuttering.” Jay Morrissey reveals how to handle verbal intimidation tactics in The Art of Verbal Intimidation: Learn it and Fight Back!
“Personal finance is not just about dollars and cents. Itâ€™s about emotions and how we piece through the daily dilemmas in our lives. Itâ€™s about figuring out our goals and what the most important aspects of our lives really are. Doing a budget and living frugally doesnâ€™t mean much if it doesnâ€™t open our eyes to what our real values are.” The Simple Dollar talks about Emotional Fulfillment and Financial Success.
“Hereâ€™s the thing. No matter how hard you try to pretend that you can avoid change and continue on a path thatâ€™s unconscious or inauthentic, eventually your authentic self has to speak up. Most people canâ€™t avoid the voice of their soul.” Christine Kane asks Is Upheaval Required for Personal Growth?
“Probably the most challenging thing about going through a life change is to have faith that there is some design, that things will move towards healing, and that good will come out of this.” Christine follows up with Upheaval: A Field Guide.
Finally, Wake Up Tiger encourages us to chase our passion, not our pensions.