This quote landed in my inbox. An inspiration for more on self-care for coaches! “We should cultivate the ability to say no to activities for which we have no time, no talent, and which we have no interest or real concern. If we learn to say no to many things, then we will be able to say yes to things that matter most.” -Roy Blauss Stretching oneself to learn and grow does not require burning the candle at both ends. Consider what really matters in your life and in your career and strive for balance. For me, choices to be made include how much I want to, and will, travel. What is my need for down time at home or on the road? When faced with a decision on a new opportunity, I now ask myself: 1. Does this opportunity interest me? If so, how much? 2. What might I have to say “no” to in order to say yes to this? 3. In the grand scheme of things, what might I be giving up that I will sorely miss if I say “yes”? 4. What strategies can I put in place to open the door to this opportunity and still do the other things I love to do? 5. How will I feel if I say no (or yes)? Consider the questions you can, and will, ask yourself, before saying yes. Do this for yourself. Take care of yourself. Wishing you all the best on the path toward better self-care and life balance.