Designer: Jen Troyer

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It's flattering to be valued and to have your input sought; but when your friends and colleagues try to rope you into projects that will overload your crazy schedule, try to resist the temptation to be indispensable. Tell yourself with relief, as they do in Warsaw, that it's their problem, not yours; and they could easily ask someone else (or rely on themselves). Repeat after us, "Not my circus, not my monkeys." (The original phrase is Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy, but don't bother trying to say it in Polish, that's not your circus...)