Amy of Generic Dreams was gracious enough to answers questions for the Esquire No More audience. Currently in Hawaii, she started her journey as a digital nomad years ago. She offers some excellent advice below.
Saying no is scary.
But sometimes, you have to learn how, for your sanity and productivity. Saying no to the right things means you can say yes to what matters. You have to take control. No one else will do it for you.
It’s not surprising we don’t know how. Why would our job or school teach how to say no? They want us to say yes.
I’ve been subject to my fair share of unreasonable “requests” at work. We all have. Some common demands:
- “I’ll need these revisions by Sunday night” (the unreasonable timeframe).
- “This has to get done by tomorrow morning” (the ever-popular fake deadline).
- The fun late-night unnecessary conference call (making you work just because someone else is).
Learn how to say no at work – even when you feel anxious or scared.
“Examine why you’re chasing money before you begin running.”
Good Men Project has published my thoughts on validation through money. Read it here.
28% of lawyers suffer symptoms of depression, according to a study commissioned by the American Bar Association. That means that depression is three times as common in lawyers as in the general population. Yet too often lawyers with depression suffer in silence or aren’t even aware of their symptoms.
Enter Dan Lukasik, a Buffalo, NY, trial lawyer. Dan runs Lawyers with Depression, a website that’s changing attitudes toward mental health in the law.