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How to Stop Wasting Your Precious Time and Energy Trying to Plan the Outcome

How do I tell my husband I need more time for myself?


How can I politely tell my co-worker that I can’t keep talking to her about the final season of Mrs. Maisel because I have too much work piling up?!


How do I tell my neighbor that playing her radio outside all day on Saturday is really distracting from being able to relax in my own yard?!

Do you ask your friends questions like this?

I’ve done this repeatedly in the past to friends who earnestly tried to give me input. But, then they had to repeat their input again and again because I never actually DID anything about it and just kept asking out of frustration!

Sound familiar?

Here’s what’s interesting….you know WHAT to say.

What you want to say is in your question:

I need more time for myself.

Your radio is really making it hard to relax.

The question you’re asking isn’t really the question you want answered.

What you REALLY want to know is how can I say the thing without upsetting, annoying, or offending the other person.

You want to do everything in your power to control the outcome.

I get it because I did it all the time and sometimes still find myself pre-gaming a conversation. 🙄

The truth is there's no way to guarantee how another person is going to react.

In The GC this month, we’re tackling how to say hard things.

Because it’s time to stop wasting your precious time and energy trying to pre-plan the outcome and just get to the point.

And that can be terrifying, I know. I'm here to help.

We’re going to explore ways to take care of yourself and still say what you need to say.

Join us tomorrow night Wednesday June 14 at 5:00 pm pacific for what I’m sure will prove to be a lively discussion.

Just imagine what could change if you were just able to say the hard thing.


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