Yes is such a powerful word. An open door is an invitation, a smile will get you instant positive feedback. Nod your head, and the person next to you will say thank you.
But, only a strategy and a plan will get you the places you need to go. That’s why, in your business, no is a more important word than yes.
If you are the one asking the question, you want yes every time. That’s why your first thought when someone is asking you a question, is yes; you know how it feels to get no – it doesn’t feel good.
Yes, is a response to a question. Someone asks you for your help, you reply, and most of the time, you might reply because you are always saying yes; your door is open, and you are inviting everyone inside.
People will like you, if you get things done. But, saying yes every single time won’t get you far. You’ll be popular, you’ll be the person people will ask (every single time) they need something done – but you’ll end up always chasing your dream.
If your time and your help is unlimited, people will take you for granted. Instead, set your goal, think that your strategy is your guide, and that your resources are limited. Scarcity is always a good thing in business. It will increase awareness and focus.
That’s why, as I’m writing this, I’m thinking about the weather in Norway. We’ve been experiencing a fantastic July, and it’s been raining every single day during August. Scarcity makes you appreciate what you’ve got.
Do you believe that you’ll end up making your dreams come true by saying no?