January 9, 2012

Stop doing list

A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution: Saying No

“Suppose you woke up tomorrow and received two phone calls. The first phone call tells you that you have inherited $20 million, no strings attached. The second tells you that you have an incurable and terminal disease, and you have no more than 10 years to live. What would you do differently, and, in particular, what would you stop doing?
"Saying no – and closely guarding your focus – must also be part of the productivity equation."