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A 5-Step Road Map for Saying ‘No’

Even when you’re feeling pressured to say ‘yes’

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Making the best use of your time means knowing when — and how — to say no. The time-management expert, author, and regular contributor to Forge, Laura Vanderkam puts it like this: “The question isn’t would I rather do this thing or nothing, it’s would I rather do this thing or everything else in my already packed life that I’m…




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Erin Zammett Ruddy

Erin Zammett Ruddy

author of The Little Book of Life Skills (September 2020), contributing editor at Parents and longtime magazine editor and writer. @erinzruddy on Instagram.

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