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'The Year Of Yes': What to say "yes" AND "no" to more often




I've been speaking with people on my Pajama Podcast who have created the kind of change they have been looking for in their life to inspire people who just can't pull the trigger. I've called it theThe Life Audit series.


One of the commonalities I find in peoples' stories are that they include setting boundaries, like never wanting to be tethered to a 9-5 job in exchange for money.


The old saying is, "Time is money" but it's more like, "Time is freedom".

This reminded me of Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes' book The Year Of Yes. She talks about becoming more open to saying "yes" to new experiences but what really stuck with me was how she decided to set boundaries in her life like not working weekdays past 7pm.


She says how she rewrote her email signature to inform people that she does not read work email weekdays after 7pm.


This connected with me so much, as I've chronically been one of those people that always looks at their phone when I get an email. I have this thing where I can't stand having a bunch of unread email, which I am working on getting past. (Perhaps I need to crack down on my junk mail).


Are YOU one of those people that take work home with you, even if it's just looking at your work email on yours AND your family's time? Is it THAT important?


You can always make more money but you can't make more time.

Thank you Shonda for writing The Year Of Yes that may not have the drama of your Thursday night tv shows but certainly should cause you to think and consider reprioritizing how you allot the time you have on this planet with what really matters.

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