Why is saying "no" to extra work so hard for the vast majority of us? It's because we want people to like us and we don't want to disappoint them. We think that saying "no" will be letting someone down and we don't want to seem incapable of handling things. We might even be afraid to say "no." If we want to safeguard our time for personal pursuits and relationships, though, we'll need to learn how and when to say "no" in the workplace.
Local allegiance is quite natural when it comes to rooting for professional sporting franchises. We need to develop this same passion for our hometown businesses and support them with the same fervor as we have for the local sporting teams.