Saturday Web Roundup: The Importance of Saying ‘No’, Spotting a Future Entrepreneur and the Power of Your Attitude

The Power of No

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It’s Saturday, so it’s time for our weekly roundup of our favorite articles you may have missed from across the Web:

  • Saying “yes” to our clients, our friends, and our family is so easy sometimes — yet it often causes the most regret and stress.  We often say “yes”, even when we don’t want to, to avoid disappointing the askers, or out of a sense of “can-do” pride.  Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin write in Fast Company that the key to success, however, may be learning to say “no” more often.  They write, “How you deliver an unwelcome no is the difference between being the messenger they want to shoot and a person who’s appreciated for saving everyone from a bad decision.”

  • Is it possible to spot a future entrepreneur from age 10? Yes, according to a new study highlighted in this Inc.com post.  Researchers tracked 6,000 people from age 10 through age 34, measuring a variety of factors when the subjects were children, and then analyzing where they ended up as adults. Are there some characteristics of entrepreneurs that are obvious? Yes.  But there are also several that will surprise you.

  • Some of us have trouble sticking to a daily routine — while others are looking to perfect our routines.  This Lifehacker post shares 10 ways to perfect your daily routine, but looks at the actual science behind each of their tips.  A good read.

  • If you’re like me, you a power user of Instagram.  It’s a great way to memorialize your everyday activities — with family, at work, with friends — as a work of art.  One challenge, however, is figuring out the best way to print out these oddly-shaped pics.  Not to worry. This ReadWrite post shares 13 different ways to print out your Instagram pics.

  • The most-read post from the last week here on CurtMercadante.com is, “The Most Powerful Productivity App You’ll Ever Need (and It’s Free).” We can purchase the most highly-related productivity apps and institute the best productivity regimens, but none of it matters if we don’t have an attitude that is positive, disciplined and open to new ideas.

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