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Twofer Tuesday: On Saying “No” & Being Happy

twofer-500x500Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. We often share resources like this —

The Power of “No”

Have you heard that one of the great keys to success is being able to say, “No”? It’s a powerful notion. And it’s one that many of us understand but not all of us know how to apply.

This strategy+business article outlines six strategies that will help you lay the groundwork for lowering the boom — and stand your ground against pushback.

Read: How to Say No When It Really Counts

Living the Good Life

Harvard Medical School’s Grant Study is the longest-running study of human happiness. To my mind, that makes it a pretty great resource on what constitutes a happy life.

Here’s one of their standout insights:

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”

Read: What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

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