#8: Why Saying Yes Means Saying No

How many of you try to be everything to everyone? If you struggle with saying No, (like I use to), or feel guilty when you do, then you’ll love this episode. Today I share how making conscious decisions will allow you to respond, rather than react, to the opportunities that are presented to you.


  • For every Yes, there is at least one No
  • You need to give yourself permission to make better choices and decisions
  • There’s only a finite amount of time in each day, yet an infinite amount of ways to fill it
  • How when it comes to our time, there is ALWAYS a trade-off
  • How your self-care time, even it’s just watching TV, matters…
  • Where do you start when trying to gain awareness, and how does it relate to mindfulness?
  • What happens when you’re not engaged in, or passionate about, volunteering
  • A way to gracefully say No, all while giving someone else a chance to do something
  • Why I very rarely accept lunch invitations for the middle of the day
  • Never say Yes on the spot!
  • And much more!


Episode #3: How to Take Back Your Day


Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes


Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu


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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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