Weighing every opportunity or request that comes across your desk individually is not a great use of your time.
If you want to preserve your precious time, energy, and attention for the things that matter most, having standard things you say no to will help.
You can dramatically minimize decision fatigue and make your and your team’s lives a heck of a lot easier by having Company No Policies.
What are Company No Policies?
A list of things you simply don’t do.
This list will not only help you preserve your limited decision-making power for the things that really move the needle, it will also:
Creating Company No Policies has saved us boatloads of time and created a lot more flow in our workday.
Here’s a list of some of our current ones:
And here’s one inspired by a conversation I recently had with Rha Goddess:
Trust me: We did not have all of these policies in place when I got started in business.
Each policy was put into place after doing the thing it relates to one too many times and/or as we grew and learned as a company.
Coming up with your Company No Policies will be a game-changer for you and your bandwidth.
Here’s the very first step to get started:
Ask yourself the following question:
When do I feel the most successful?
The answer to that question will point you in the direction of what’s in the highest and best use of your time, and then by default, anything that’s not that can go on your Company No Policies list.
Keep adding to the list and keep revising.
Rha Goddess told me she revises hers every 6-8 weeks with her team to keep current with her and her company’s constant evolution, and I’m so inspired by that!
In the Origin Membership, we walk Empresses (what we call our members) through the process of clarifying your “filtering questions” so that you can get clear on your Company No Policies. If you join us when we open the doors again in May, you’ll get access to that lesson right away.
When you make your no’s habitual, you have so much more room for your yes’s.
Come up with some policies and let them do most of the no-ing for you. Your schedule will thank you!
What are some of the things that you always know are “no’s” for you? Leave your ideas in the comments because we all need to learn from and be inspired by one another’s boundaries, and I bet we could get a great list going here!
P.S. As part of The NO Challenge, we’ll be digging in and creating your Company No Policies together. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s free and it starts May 3rd! Join The NO Challenge.
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