"No" is a full sentenceJun 21, 2021
REMINDER: Just because you can do something doesn't mean you have to.
⚠️ For me? This means even though I'm an engineer, I don't have to figure out everything by myself (engineers are problem-solvers, aren't we?).
⚠️ For so long, I have done it all: accounting, legal matters, branding, no matter how tired or overworked or stressed I already was. But now I know that just because I can do that, doesn't mean I should, or that I have to. (nope, now I have a dorky accountant with a post-master degree and the most marvellous company lawyer chick).
Instead, by saying "no" on occasion (to doing my taxes or tutoring kids), I can be a better corporate trainer all around, looking after myself and spending more time with the clients I enjoy teaching the most: engineers, technicians, systematic thinkers! And while I still do more than my share, those times I have said no have ensured I stay balanced (and sane).
I'm curious, what is the thing that you are learning to say no to or know that doesn't serve you as an up and coming young engineer?