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How did you say no or scale back for extra firm building stuff? Between covid and pregnancy I just don’t have the energy right now but don’t wanna burn bridges

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I have found that offering something you can do is good and keeps you involved - a response like, ‘I don’t have time to help write this thought leadership piece, but I do have some research you might find helpful / could read it and provide comments once you’ve gotten further along / would be happy to get on a call and help you brainstorm.’ For other things that are just a ‘no,’ just be direct. I’d love to help under different circumstances but I’m not able to right now.’

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Yep, be direct and professional but hold your boundaries. There is nothing wrong at all with acknowledging you have limits, especially while pregnant.

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