If You Are Afraid of the No's You'll Never be Open for the Yes - Inspired By This

If You Are Afraid of the No’s You’ll Never be Open for the Yes

People say NO to me all the time. It hurts. It can be hard sometimes to have a door shut.

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 wedding PR 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.

LEAVE SOME LOVE!

  • http://twitter.com/MilesWittBoyer MilesWittBoyer

    RT @weddingpr: If you are afraid of the NO’s you’ll never be open for the YES! http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/weddingpr weddingpr

    If you are afraid of the NO’s you’ll never be open for the YES! http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/sierraclarkeee sierraclarkeee

    RT If you are afraid of the NO’s you’ll never be open for the YES! http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/ShootMeFilms_ ShootMeFilms_

    @weddingPR isn’t that the truth!

  • http://twitter.com/1011makeup 1011makeup

    She does it again! So eloquent… RT @weddingPR: If you are afraid of the NO’s you’ll never be open for the YES! http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://www.mood-events.com Garrett

    The perfect message for exactly what I’m feeling at this moment. Thank you for sharing this, Leila – it’s so true! I will never take for granted those who have given me and my humble business a worthwhile chance!

  • http://twitter.com/CathleyaS CathleyaS

    Every NO makes every YES sweeter & if you never ask, you’re not going to get EITHER! Great to think abt via @weddingpr http://ht.ly/bhvft

  • http://twitter.com/weddingpr weddingpr

    Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO” http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/StyledAccord StyledAccord

    Very inspiring & oh-so-true post from @weddingpr: If You Are Afraid of the No’s You’ll Never be Open for the Yes http://ow.ly/bhtWb

  • http://twitter.com/ScratchWeddings ScratchWeddings

    Some great advice! RT @weddingPR If you are afraid of the NO’s you’ll never be open for the YES! http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/EpicStudios1 EpicStudios1

    @weddingPR This is a really great quick tip! Thanks so much for sharing it! I have never heard it put that way before! :)

  • http://HowHeAsked.com Stacy

    The no’s also make me think strategically and shed light on new potential opportunities. Why did this person say no – is it a hint to tailor my strategy or angle? Is there something I could offer further to accommodate? That challenge helps me reinvent and formulate new thoughts! Good post :)

    Th

  • http://twitter.com/preciousthamaga preciousthamaga

    Awesome thanks :-)”@weddingPR: It’s been a while since I’ve posted a business tip – here’s one that I hope really resonates with you today.

  • http://twitter.com/WeddingRowCal WeddingRowCal

    @weddingpr I love this, so good to be reminded sometimes.

  • http://twitter.com/Ashlilium1 Ashlilium1

    Those are just the words I needed to read today @weddingPR :)

  • http://twitter.com/EngageCelebrant EngageCelebrant

    @weddingPR a great way to look at it. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/HowHeAsked HowHeAsked

    @weddingPR Great post. A “No” actually challenges me to reinvent and formulate new thoughts! So I agree – only a positive thing :)

  • http://twitter.com/KMPaperie KMPaperie

    @weddingPR I like this. Your, “nos” only make you a better business owner The “Yes'” are what are going to make your business shine. <3

  • http://twitter.com/moliverweddings moliverweddings

    @weddingPR Amazing. Great post, just what I was feeling :-).

  • http://twitter.com/Sterling_Social Sterling_Social

    Great post Leila…so true, thank u! RT @weddingPR: If you are afraid of the NO’s you’ll never be open for the YES! http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://www.facebook.com/weddingpr Marisol Aparicio

    Beautiful said! Don’t be afraid for the no’s, rejection is just one of the many steps to success :)

  • http://www.simplynaturalevents.com Simply Natural Events

    Well said! Just what I needed to hear today!

  • http://facebook.com/weddingPR Studio K Photography

    Thank you… life is that simple… we would never know “YES” if we didn’t know “NO” and … “NO” is a lesson learned, which is soooo valuable, even though it sometimes SUCKS OUT LOUD! xoxoxo ; )

  • http://www.facebook.com/weddingPR Studio K Photography

    must re-post : )

  • http://twitter.com/loverly loverly

    What do you take away from people that say NO to you? So insightful via @weddingpr

  • http://twitter.com/WeMontage WeMontage

    RT @loverly: What do you take away from people that say NO to you? So insightful via @weddingPR

  • http://twitter.com/taraconsolati taraconsolati

    Great post! “@weddingPR: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO” http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://www.twitter.com/canvasandcanopy canvasandcanopy

    @weddingPR love”don’t forget the little people”& may I add that I wish more people wld do nice things w/out career motives. just to b nice.

  • http://twitter.com/simplymodernwed simplymodernwed

    so so true!!!! RT @weddingPR: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO”

  • http://www.twitter.com/SwannSoirees SwannSoirees

    great post to keep one motivated! RT “@weddingPR: here’s a biz tip I hope really resonates with you today http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/KensingtonRyan KensingtonRyan

    Yep! @weddingPR nailed it. “IfYou Are Afraid of the No’s You’ll Never be Open for the Yes”- http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/PTbyC PTbyC

    So on time! “@loverly: What do you take away from people that say NO to you? So insightful via @weddingpr http://lvr.me/JCF77U

  • http://twitter.com/PTbyC PTbyC

    @loverly @weddingpr thanks so much for sharing!

  • http://twitter.com/KimberlyFusaro KimberlyFusaro

    @weddingPR Well said! [insert polite applause here] ;)

  • http://twitter.com/missprissypaige missprissypaige

    I SO needed to remember this today! So true! RT @weddingPR: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO”

  • http://twitter.com/KissTheGroom KissTheGroom

    love this “@weddingPR: It’s been a while since I’ve posted a business tip – here’s one that I hope resonates with you http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/ArtOFJoy_photo ArtOFJoy_photo

    @KissTheGroom @weddingPR great advice!

  • http://twitter.com/uandievents uandievents

    @weddingPR We are saying YES! to this article. Inspiring read!

  • http://twitter.com/luxurweddings luxurweddings

    Great post @weddingPR ! Like always!

  • http://twitter.com/SwannSoirees SwannSoirees

    @weddingPR Thank you for putting it out there!

  • http://twitter.com/luxurweddings luxurweddings

    @weddingPR nothing to thank sweets, it’s a pleasure always to read your fab insights!

  • http://twitter.com/ElleKayEvents ElleKayEvents

    Awesome advise! “@weddingPR: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO” http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/HndcrftedAffair HndcrftedAffair

    This :-) RT @weddingPR: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO”

  • http://twitter.com/bombshelle0 bombshelle0

    This :-) RT @weddingPR: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the word “NO”

  • http://www.facebook.com/weddingPR weddingPR

    An honest account of what its like to be rejected and how i deal: http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/ApolloStringDuo ApolloStringDuo

    @weddingPR Great post! So true and a great lesson to follow. Thx! RT http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://twitter.com/marymarantz marymarantz

    RT @weddingPR: An honest account of what its like to be rejected and how i deal: http://su.pr/9MYpTZ LOVE this! SOOO good!

  • http://twitter.com/itsnancyz itsnancyz

    @weddingPR — awesome!!!! Thanks for posting

  • http://twitter.com/Lora_Elaine Lora Elaine

    Leila, so grateful for you! RT“@weddingPR: An honest account of what its like to be rejected and how i deal: http://su.pr/9MYpTZ

  • http://Www.enamorevents.com Eileen de las Alas

    What an encouraging reminder! Don’t focus on NO.
    YES to keep moving forward!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/HeartLoveWed HeartLoveWed

    “If you are afraid of the no’s you’ll never be open for the YES.” – @weddingPR http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2012/05/if-you-are-afraid-of-the-nos-youll-never-be-open-for-the-yes/

  • http://www.twitter.com/davidgee201 davidgee201

    Nice quote @HeartLoveWed @weddingPR RT @HeartLoveWed “If you are afraid of the no’s you’ll never be open for the YES.” – @weddingPR http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2012/05/if-you-are-afraid-of-the-nos-youll-never-be-open-for-the-yes/