Learning how to say “no” to requests on your time is one of the most empowering tools you can learn. If you find this difficult, remind yourself that saying “no” allows you to say “yes” to the things that you truly want to do. Afraid to say no? Check out one of my very favorite articles from ZenHabits on 7 Simple Ways to Say No. This is especially helpful for event planners who have been in business awhile and get a large number of requests to meet new vendors and want-to-be event planners. Once I started saying no (in a nice way), I gained more time for myself, more time for my family and more time for the tasks that help me reach my current goals (such as building and launching this site).