Friday 5: gain 5 hours a week

As part of our regular Friday Five series, here’s a list of ways to gain five hours a week.* Hot tip #2 stood out for me:

Get good at saying ‘no’ to people.

I’ve always been one of those people who’ll do anything to help another person. But, as my marketing consultant website shot to the top of the search engines, I found that I was inundated with requests for (free) help. I had to start saying “no”. But then I realized that I could share some of my experience through Become a Consultant Blog here at Consultant Journal. I may not offer quite as much one-to-one guidance, but I like to think that I’m able to help more people at one time now.

*rapidly decaying link