Friday, November 15, 2013
Learning to Say "Yes"
I always see this self-help advise that suggests women, in particular, need to learn to say "no" more often. We say "yes" and over book our lives. The funny thing is that many women probably say "yes" to things that affect their personal lives, but they do not say "yes" often enough to professional opportunities. In fact, I would suggest the opposite. They say "no" way more often than they should when it comes to seizing opportunities. The reasons usually have to do with fear: fear of failure, fear of change, fear of even success (yes, some people are subconsciously afraid of success). When asked to "leap" fear holds them back. Opportunities show up daily if you look for them. Opportunities to take risks and try something new with great potential. So, my challenge is not to tell women to learn to say "no" more often, but rather than to "yes" and take those risks. Try new things. I'm always experimenting and trying new things to grow and expand my business. Sometimes it works great. Sometimes it doesn't work at all. But at least I tried. Think of it this way: you can fail big or you can succeed HUGE, but if you never try nothing could happen at all. So learn to "yes" and see what happens. You might be in for a HUGE surprise!