Corage: The Gift of No

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Saying No is important. I’ll demonstrate that now.

by Sally Eames

I was going to write this week about the importance of learning to say no. Of how sometimes it’s necessary to release things, to refuse things, to let someone else have a turn. To say no so that you can create space for a yes.

The Gift of No, Happy HolidaysBut I’m not going to write those things.

Instead, I’m going to demonstrate. By saying no to writing a long, thoughtful blog post, so that I can say yes to time with my family.

Happy holidays.

Sally Eames, CPCC, ACC operates Corage Coaching. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active coach and a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute. She is also an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach. For the full text of this column, please visit her blog. For more information on her work as a Co-active coach, please visit her site at

Justin Shimko

Justin Shimko is an award-winning writer and political analyst. He began as a reporter in his college days at the University of Oklahoma, writing for The Oklahoma Daily (rated as one of the best collegiate newspapers in the nation) and The Oklahoman, the statewide newspaper, winning awards from the CSPA and the Society of Professional Journalists. He later moved on to research and writing work for a number of political campaigns. His email is [email protected]