Telling the truth isn’t easy. There may be consequences.

The fear of the consequences causes us to say yes to things, which we later reflect on and wish we had said no.

But when we are in the moment we aim to please. Being a people pleaser isn’t always credible.

Maybe you don’t want to challenge a good team member in case they leave your team or tell your client you don’t have the capacity to work on the project.

Living a balanced life requires speaking your truth and that can be painful in the short term.

The more you push back and speak your truth, the easier it becomes and you will enjoy more freedom.

Don’t be a ‘yesman’ people pleaser and then complain that a balanced life isn’t possible.