Do you feel like you’re spreading yourself too thin? Are you feeling exhausted and depleted because you’re constantly saying yes, even when you don’t want to?

You’re not alone. Women everywhere, including in the Forty Thrive community, share how fatigued, stressed out and overworked they often feel. 

But what if we decided — together — for this month of November only, to say NO when we’re asked to add another thing to our never-ending to-do list?

In this week’s episode, Jackie talks with Christine Sarno, a business coach, advertising and sales powerhouse and Jackie’s BFF. Together they throw down the “NO-vember Challenge,” a 30-day challenge to say NO to the things that don’t serve you, your goals and your inner peace.

In this episode, Jackie and Christine discuss:

[5:05] Why women are often people pleasers

[8:30] Christine’s message to women feeling victimized by their circumstances

[9:06] Discussion on Diann Wingert’s insight into the menopausal brain

[11:08] Christine’s parent influence

[12:00] Christine talks about being her mom’s advocate 

[13:35] What can you say “NO to this month?

[16:20] We don’t always have to say yes to everything 


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An award winning sales and advertising powerhouse, Christine Sarno bring her business degree to 20+ years of leadership experience in media, promotions and tech to both corporate and start-up environments. 

Christine has worked closely with clients across a broad range of industries that include both Global Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.

As a proven sales strategist, savvy negotiator, deal closer and skilled problem solver, Christine can confidently sift through the clutter to catalyze a clear, effective strategy, and help any client solve their largest, most pressing challenges.

It’s my ongoing work as a career mentor, helping others identify what’s truly preventing them from finding success, and teaching them how to face the fear with self-empowerment, where I’ve found my true niche and life’s calling.

I am a self-proclaimed “Tiger Daughter”, raised to be strong, driven and self-motivated in my quest for personal and business achievement. I strive to support and advise clients with authenticity, encouragement, and a dollop of tough love. 

I’ve got your back and will tell you what you need to hear. You deserve honesty. It’s integral to your success.

A single mother of two beautiful children who bring me immeasurable joy in this world, I understand the highs and lows of life and appreciate the privilege of learning from failure versus regret.  I have the strength to get up and move forward again, and truly understand the blessing of a little luck.

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