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That Doesn’t Work For Me

My ambitious next chapter requires uber focus, so I can’t afford wasteful indecision, regretful hindsight, or fear of others’ judgment.  I need more business boundaries than ever.

When it’s clear an experience isn’t moving me closer to my vision (or worse is disruptive), I am drawing swifter business boundaries inspired by the vibe and script from college chum, client, and Wezmore founder Eddie Coker. 

Simply, dispassionately, clearly, Eddie explains, “That doesn’t work for me.”     

Business boundaries are essential for resource-respectful progress. The sooner you call out what doesn’t work, the sooner you get back to what does.  

5 Responses to That Doesn’t Work For Me

  1. Roberta Solomn May 1, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    I think this might be one of the most important, and difficult, things to learn! But Dodie, I can’t imagine ever saying that to YOU.

    • Roberta Solomon May 1, 2014 at 8:49 am #

      But good heavens, I need an assistant. Seems I can’t even spell my own name! (see above)

    • Dodie Jacobi May 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

      Thanks Roberta – you SO work for me too!

  2. Geoff May 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    This is such a powerful statement AND it works. That statement does many things but the one I love the most is it puts the onus on the receiver of the message to respond “empathetically” i.e., to see the world through your eyes. When that level of discourse happens relationships flourish EVEN if it means that they end as a result of the statement.

    • Dodie Jacobi May 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      Great point Geoff! Thanks for building on the idea so well!

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