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EP8: How to Say NO + Put Yourself First w/ Tanya Dalton

The inability to say no stems simply from an eagerness to please. We struggle to say no because we’re scared of what will happen if we do…

What if we are not busy enough? What if we can't be everything to everyone? What is people get offended?

The thing is, when we constantly put others first we say NO to ourselves. Your support, kindness and attunement to the needs of others is admiral in one sense – but not when it entails the loss of self. You will never be able to become your true authentic self if you are continually bending to meet the needs of others. We have limited energy, time and resources and we all have a responsibility to ourselves to use them wisely. If we’re always giving out – and not taking anything back for ourselves – then overtime we’ll simply burnout.

Lucky for all of you, I sat down with Tanya Dalton to tackle this idea of chasing busy and trying to do all the things while keeping ourselves in the passenger seat of our own lives. She's got a lot of great tips and tricks to say NO more often, time tricks to ensure you are spending your time the best way possible and of course, how to jump into the drivers seat of your life.

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Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert. Tanya serves as a growth strategist for female leaders. Her highly anticipated second book, On Purpose: The Busy Woman’s Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success is a must-read and on sale now.

In addition to having her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, being named one of the Top 10 Business Books of the year by Fortune Magazine, Tanya’s podcast, The Intentional Advantage has received millions of downloads from listeners around the world. She is also a featured expert on several networks including NBC and Fox and is a VIP contributor for Tanya has been featured in some of the world’s leading publications including Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple. She has been awarded the elite Enterprising Women Award and has been named the Female Entrepreneur to Watch for the state of North Carolina.

Tanya is also the founder and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co. a multi-million dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping women do less while achieving maximum success.



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