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  1. SURESH THOMAS (reply)

    February 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Good thoughts and strategies to tackle urgent and unimportant day fillers. I have deactivated my face book and hardly on any social media. Now finding ways to keep abreast the trends and changes in culture and media…any solution for this??

    • Rob McCleland (reply)

      February 15, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      No suggestions on friends, but changes in culture and media–find some great blogs that you trust and that talk about those areas. I have on friend that has a fake facebook account that he only gives to close friends so he can stay in touch with them, but not deal with all the other garbage. You might think about something like that.

  2. bonnie b (reply)

    February 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

    i love this. not to mention needed it. can i use this box thing in my next teachers training class?? i’ll tell them it’s yours.

  3. Stacey Speller (reply)

    February 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Love the “bottom line that people ask because they know you won’t say no.” Learning how to prioritize and say no is a skill that serves us so well.
    Great blog!

    • Rob McCleland (reply)

      February 23, 2017 at 9:25 am


      It’s so true. We’re often flattered when asked on something because we believe we’re the “chosen” person to do it. When it finally became too much and we ask for relief, the response is something akin to “No problem, I’ll find someone else to it.” And, because of the person’s position, they quickly get new “volunteers” who jump at the chance to impress them (as we once did).

  4. Jason (reply)

    March 11, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Thank you is all I can say!

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