Budgets are not unlimited, and neither is your time, your focus, or your energy. Yet most of us operate as if the latter's supply is limitless. This is true for the individual, the team, and the companies they work within. Everything comes at a cost. Cultivate an awareness that when you say yes to something new, you are also saying no to something else. Develop the presence of mind to slow down and ask what you are saying no to. See the price tags around you on your time, money, energy, and focus. We, humans, are notoriously poor at estimating effort. Have you ever been told you take on ......

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Price Tags on Everything; the Focus, Energy and Time Budget
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