Communications Overload: When Saying ‘No’ is OK

Controversial question of the day: “Do you return every phone call, text message, and e-mail?” I’d love for you to answer in the comments section below, because I don’t. I don’t believe we’re obligated to respond to everyone who calls, e-mails, or otherwise reaches out. Certainly we want to be nice, and we never want to be rude or condescending. However, if you’re going to accomplish something significant with...

Time vs Capacity: One is Constant But We Can Expand the Other

168. That’s it. You and I have exactly the same amount of time. Rich or poor, young or old, we each get 168 hours in a week’s time. With some of that, we need to rest, or we’ll get fewer total weeks in our short lives. With some of that time, we need to spend quality time with people, building friendships and relationships. And with some of that time, we work. Actually,...