NO they don’t want me to feature their wedding, NO they won’t accept my client for a feature this time around in their magazine, NO I can’t loan you that product for your press project, NO I am not going to hire you at this time for consulting, NO I am not going to work for you, NO I don’t have your back (even though I’ll pretend that I do).
I get the, “I’m sorry, but No” too just like all of you and guess what that does??? It reminds us that when we get that YES it’s the better option, the be better fit, the better opportunity. My husband reminds me of this all the time: “If you are afraid of the no’s you’ll never be open for the YES”.
The YES then becomes that much sweeter, and you know that you will treat that person like gold for giving you a chance. Don’t forget those who have said YES to you and remember to consider: is this new open door something you will value and show your appreciation for again?
Don’t forget the little people… I don’t, and I certainly won’t especially as I grow and when it matters most.