[Black Enterprise]

Many people have a slight case of F.O.M.O (Fear of Missing Out) and even more have an issue with saying no when opportunities present themselves.

It may sound like a great idea to be on every committee, at every meet-up and tapped into every conversation, but eventually, all of these demands on your time will weigh upon you and you will be forced to minimize in order to create a balance.

As many of us know, chaos in one area of your life can and will bleed over into the others if you don’t manage it. In order to get a better handle on the concept of minimizing, I spoke to Andre Blackman, founder and principal of the healthcare PR and digital branding consultancy Pulse + Signal.

Blackman’s experience is deeply rooted in the public health and digital/social media arenas, and his profile rose quickly as he blogged about the biggest issues at the intersection of health and technology. Industry leaders took notice and invited him to speak at conference panels and partner on projects. Eagerly accepting theses great opportunities, Blackman’s to-do list grew and became unsustainable.