The SeamLess Life

Tip #16 - January 25, 1999

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Sherry Lowry, MA/MS, M.C.C., is a professional mentor and business coach for executives, business owners, other coaches, psychologists/ therapists, and professionals in transition. She has developed seven businesses, including one non-profit with 20,000 clients. Sherry leads group telephone conferences and trainings with other field experts on marketing with heart, using public speaking in marketing, and for therapists transitioning as coaches. A board member on the International Coach Federation, Sherry is credentialed at their Master Certifed Coach level and participates in the Professional Coaches’ and Mentor’s Association.

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Tips in Leading the Seamless Life™
#16 - Fourth Week Freedom

In addition to the "free" Fifth Week (referred to both last week and in Issue #1) you can also use The Graceful 'No' to achieve an exceptionally light 4th week of every month.

If you meet with someone or any group once, twice, or three times monthly by appointment - book those during the first three weeks of the month whenever possible - never in the 4th or 5th week.

Anytime anyone asks you to meet with them, look at your calendar and select any time you have other than one in the 4th or 5th week.

It won't take long. The 4th week of every month will soon roll around and on that Monday you'll wonder why on earth if feels like you have so much space and time!

At first, you'll wonder who you dropped out, what you forgot, WHERE are you supposed to BE?? Then you'll remember! You've PLANNED this! It's SUPPOSED to feel like this - you've organized much of your life into the front-end part of your month and you can now have a "graceful slide" and rest for all the remaining days...ending the month with a fresh breath instead of a "Whoosh - it's finally over!"

If you'll apply this we predict you can begin to enjoy all your weeks more and have a more "weekend" feeling month end versus only on Friday afternoons.

Remember... it's all possible by mastering the graceful 'No'!

About the Author:

Diane Menendez, Ph.D., M.C.C., business and life coach, has been a full-time professional coach since 1988. She's coached 350+ executive and professional clients to achieve their goals and, in the process, to create work and lives which are richly satisfying.

Diane's domain name,, is an expression of her belief that, "Your work supports you to thrive when it brings you rich financial rewards and great joy." Yes, that's what she means -- real joy, enough to make your heart dance. Email:
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