Say Yes.

I’m always inspired by one of my favorite quotes by Google’s Eric Schmidt:

“Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learning a new language, picking up a new sport. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job. Yes is how you find your spouse, and even your kids.”

He goes on to say the following: 

“Even if is a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference in your life, and likely in others’ lives as well.  Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, to be the optimist, to stay positive, to be the one everyone comes to for help, for advice, or just for fun. Yes is what keeps us all young. Yes is a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often.”

How many times do you say yes? Yes to new opportunities, to change? Or is your default saying no because you think it’s prudent, safe or even expected by others? Is being vulnerable too risky or does it keep you stuck in doing things as you always have, although you know there must be a better way? Because the word no is many times fueled by fear, re-think what it could be if you said yes. What kind of experiences, opportunities, growing and sharing could you have?

Saying yes should start with your truth. This leads to your expansion and the birth of ideas, connections and life, as opposed to contraction which diminishes success, businesses and personal growth. It seems every great invention started with someone expanding their mind, their imagination, their guts...saying "yes."

Taking chances and making changes while being willing to grow, allows us to re-coup, survive and thrive. As I always say, it's a matter of having the vision, making the plan and then taking action...and see what doors open in your life and your business.

I hope this message brings you focus, clarity and the courage to say "YES!" Go for it...you got this.