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If you are a regular listener to this podcast, you will remember that at the end of September last year, I said I was taking a break from the podcast.
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Originally I had planned to just take October off. But I ended up taking off until now – January of 2022.
Now when I say took a break, I wasn’t taking a vacation or doing nothing. Instead, I needed that time to focus on other things. So I paused the podcast, YouTube, my newsletters, and pretty much all of social media.
This was REALLY hard for me to do, but it was worth it. I needed to take this time to focus on other things.
I can tell you that as a scientist, especially a scientist who is highly interested in outreach and communication, we have so many things to do. I’ve learned that I have to say no to some things to get anything done.
On this week’s podcast, I talk about the beauty and the power in taking breaks. It’s really about saying no to something else. In this case, it was me saying no to me! (This is a problem I have – I want to do ALL the things).
Specifically, I talk about the importance of saying no and how to know what to say no to.
At the end, I update you on what I’ve been doing and where I see the Fancy Scientist going for this new year in 2022. I love new years. It is such an exciting time because there is just so much possibility!
New year – new version of you. I am going to empower you today to say no and offer you insight on how fantastic it felt to say no to some projects and say yes to others to accomplish the goals most important to me.
Resources and Sources in Focus on What's Important Through the Power of Saying No
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.
You are so amazing. Such a powerful message. Thank you for being so open and sharing your incredible and powerful journey. A true inspiration. A message and so many tools that so many people need. Great encouragement for all in such a positive light. Thanks for being you Stephanie.