Eliz Greene

Productivity is about deletion… not addition!

An article from International Productivity Expert Neen James sparked my interest this week.  She contends the key to being more productive is saying no more often.  In my stress management programs I always share the importance of saying no as a key to focusing on the things you determine are important. In fact…

Saying NO to one thing means saying emphatically YES to what is important!

Think about it.

If you clearly define the three most important things in your life – wouldn’t it be easier to determine whether a task, project, opportunity, or outside demand fits?  Productivity, and stress management, isn’t about figuring out how to do more – it’s about choosing what fits with your priorities, and deleting what doesn’t.  Read Neen’s tips for saying no – my favorite is:

No is a complete sentence.

Why are we so compelled to explain why we are saying no?  Just say it and be done.  Good advice!

Today, spend some time thinking about what is really important to you and deleting what doesn’t fit. Because no is the new yes!

Wishing you low stress and great success!


Eliz Greene


Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.

She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after heart health, stress management, & wellness speaker.

If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.


Neen James


Neen James is an International Productivity Expert. She demonstrates how boosting your productivity can help you achieve amazing results. She is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and executive coach and business mentor with a unique voice, high energy, sense of fun and uncommon common-sense. Find out more at www.neenjames.com – P.O. Box 1764 • Doylestown, PA 18901 • 215-230-0835




About Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health and reduce stress are used by thousands of busy people all over the world. She is a motivational wellness speaker, author, and job stress researcher. Visit elizgreene.com to book Eliz for your next event.

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