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Note from Carol

Mark your calendars now for the next lunchtime love (free Q&A): Monday, June 5 at noon Eastern.
We’ll be talking more about how to say that little word that is SO HARD to utter sometimes…”no.” Of course, we take any and all questions, too! 
You’ll walk away with: 
-     strategies for getting more done in less time
-     eating dinner with your family again (without your phone)
-     earning respect from others; even your (difficult) boss.
Date:         Monday 6/5/17
Time:        12pm to 1pm Eastern
Topic:         How to say NO and have them loving your productivity!
Call-In:      Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
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Or Telephone:
     Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll), Meeting ID: 100 931 638
And yes, feel free to tell others in your company to join in. Bring a sandwich, salad, or soup, and a great attitude. Roll up your sleeves, smile, and join us with a little Lunchtime Love.
Strategy to Share: from a client
Recently, I was working with an Executive Director and we came up with a wonderful strategy that she now uses regularly. Allow me to share, with her permission. They are her GREEN DAYS.
What’s a Green Day?  Green Days are sacred days used for focusing on projects that require deeper consideration and uninterrupted effort.
Goal:  3 Green Days per month, one per week with one exception week
On a Green Day, there will be no appointments scheduled and no interruptions allowed between 9 and noon. 
In preparation for a successful Green Day I will:
  • Notify key staff at least 2 days in advance.
  • Plan to leave the office at a reasonable time the night before so I have a decent rest.
  • At least one day in advance, create a plan for what I will be working on.
  • Set an automatic reply so that no one within my agency expects that I will read or respond to email during that time.
  • Clear my desk or identify a workspace where there is no clutter on the work surface.
What might supersede a planned Green Day?
  • A statewide meeting or funding-related meeting, if it cannot be scheduled for a different time and is not appropriate for another staff to attend. When I become aware of the conflict, I will reschedule the Green Day.
  • An emergency at our organization, such as an injury, fire, flood, or situation involving the police.
Carol’s comments now: So, with these green days, she’s able to do more important items, in less stress, in less time. She’s able to lead more effectively and instill confidence in others.
Will you try the green days? Go on!

- Carol Williams
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Carol Williams
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