Zen of Jen – Practice Saying “No” with This Easy Exercise

August 19, 2013

Saying “no” isn’t easy for many people. From team members worried about speaking up to their boss, to saying no to a great “opportunity”, it can be difficult to figure out the right way to decline an offer. One of the main reasons we hesitate to say “no, thanks” is that we worry about the […]

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Zen of Jen – Put Yourself in Timeout

June 27, 2013

When our kids were little, Mr. People Equation and I sometimes gave them “timeouts”. One thing we quickly discovered is that effective timeouts weren’t about punishment. Instead, timeouts helped our kids figure out when they had crossed a boundary that wasn’t OK to cross. When the Miller kiddos were very young, the boundaries were very […]

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