There is a statement that Steve Chandler use a lot:
I’ve been trying this out for the past six months or so, and I can tell you – it has made a huge difference in my life, both privately and professionally.
Then I just read what Seth Godin wrote about what a No really means. And it just gave me even more proof that we need to really start to lean towards our own edge when it comes to No. Be bold. Make requests. Ask for outrageous things. Challenge your own beliefs as to what is a reasonable request – and go outrageous!
Go looking for the No’s, and you will be surprised by, at least, two things:
- The discomfort of making requests will shift as you stop dreading the No’s
- The number of Yes’es that will come your way
Yes lives in the land of No.
Can I dare you to go searching for some No’s?