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18 life lessons from a helper (recovering rescuer-enabler) type

After spending most of my life helping others, and often (in the past) to my detriment, I thought I’d share some learnings that I wish someone had shared with me.   PEOPLE CAN CHANGE, BUT WE CAN’T CHANGE THEM   As a helper type it’s so natural to want to dive in and help people we see in need, especially those closest to us.   We do this because we believe everyone has the capacity to change; over time, we…

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If it’s not a full body yes it’s a clear no

How much of your life do you spend doing things out of obligation? This week I’ve been reading a book called Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less, by Greg McKeown. He opens the book by telling a story of a businessman who was overwhelmed by how much he had on his plate. Bit by bit, he started saying no to things.  He’d always been the yes man, so this was a change for those around him, but he adjusted. …

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