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 How do you make a good life an amazing life?
~ with Dr. Julia A. Kalish

Many of us feel overwhelmed by demands of “more,” “faster,” “bigger,” “sooner,” “fresher,” and “newer” but at the same time saying “NO” is often seen as negative, pessimistic, and uncooperative.  Although our dynamic, ambitious "YES" world has given us many wonderful inventions and experiences, in many ways we've gone about as far as we can go with an exclusively YES strategy - it's time to add more NO to the mix.


I'm here to guide you to balance, happiness, focus, and greater productivity by strategically embracing a little more NO and a little less YES. 

No is the New Yes


Small business owner, an Army veteran, DIY junkie, hiker, cyclist, wine enthusiast, proud parent of four, organic gardener, and podcast lover. 


I have been a university lecturer for over 20 years at Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, and Loyola University Chicago.  My claim to fame is being voted "Best Professor on Campus" in the Purdue Exponent’s Reader’s Choice Awards and Best Undergraduate Teacher at Purdue's Krannert School of Management. I have the coveted title of a Purdue's "Honorary Old Master." I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Six Sigma Blackbelt (LSSBB), and an Indiana Realtor. I am no stranger to  working in manufacturing, retail, and food service.

I speak and provide workshops on a variety of topics including, "No is the New Yes," "Succeeding in College," "How to be Productive Without Killing Yourself," and "Where There's a Will There's a Way - Crafting the Life you Want."

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NO comes in many shapes and sizes - Check out my blog to learn more.

Saying No

Doing Nothing

Being patient

Buying less

Right sizing

Removing activities 






Embracing Boredom

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