Welcome to Day 19 of MyJobMag 30 Day Work Challenge. The 30 Day Work Challenge is designed to help you get your footing solid either you are starting a new job or as a new manager. You can tweet at us @myjobmag to let us know how you are doing or if you have any questions.
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Lending a helping hand is good. It goes a long way to show that you understand teamwork and you are a reliable and dependable partner. But this can go quickly south if you are someone who is always saying yes to a lot of things.
Saying yes to everything means you are saying no to stuff that might matter. It is therefore important to know that there is a point where learning to say no at work is actually very good.
Learning to say No might be one of the most difficult things to do but sometimes it is important if you want to keep your sanity and achieve your own goal.
While it is good to always help out when you can, you should not do it at the detriment of your own work. When someone asks for your help, understand the risk of saying yes. By saying no, you might be saying yes to the real stuff that matters.
Saying no does not mean you are wicked or that you do not want to help team members. Saying no sometimes simply means you define what you want to work on by picking projects that matter to you and the team. Giving a helping hand is not a bad idea but pick projects that won’t derail you from your own goals.
So do not be afraid to say No when it matters.
Now, that is all for today’s challenge. Join us on LinkedIn and let us know how you are faring
PS: Missed Day 18 of our 30 Day Work Challenge? Check it out here