I’ve had a hard time saying “no” much of my life.
Heck, my company is named YESS!, so I clearly have issues, right?
What I’ve noticed repeatedly with the most successful people around me is they do three things consistently well:
- They say no more often. In other words, they are laser focused on what needs to be true of any opportunity for it to be the right one them.
- They prepare. When they say “YESS!, they are 100% in, they inquire, gather, learn and commit 100%. They enter any opportunity with a plan for their success.
- They’re generous. They seek nothing before they’ve contributed and participate fully in the opportunities they commit to. They have no lack and give 100%.
Learning to be selective has been a challenge for me, my interests and passion for variety make too many things interesting.
With numbers two and three, I’ve done my reps and believe I’m consistently improving. Working on #1, is my number one. My team at work is supporting me with this. I have more work to do.
Cheers to doing less better.