The power of saying “no” is truly a life-changing art. Especially if you, like me, have chosen the entrepreneurial path. There is a beauty and elegance in saying no early and often. It not only saves your time, but it shows respect for the time of those around you.
Who knew that just putting your foot down and hollering no! like a 2 year old could catapult you to new levels of success and adventure?
To be fair lots of successful people have lauded the power of no before. Psychology Today said “No is an instrument of integrity and a shield against exploitation,” and James Altucher credits saying no with saving his life. Saying yes is often glorified, but saying no is what separates the men from the boys so to speak.
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” — Warren Buffett
Now that the secret’s out, let’s break down exactly how you should say no, when you should say no and why that beautiful, little, two-letter word can totally transform your existence…
I’ve been on the lam as of late. People keep emailing me asking if I’ve stopped blogging or if I’ve met my untimely demise at the hands of one of the many bipolar cab drivers in this city. In reality I’ve just been laboring over the fruits of a snowball I started packing about a year ago.
Can you explain a little bit about your idea of having a “big vision” when starting a new business?
Sure! As we say in the book, for entrepreneurs, vision is what solidifies their resolve when things get tough, and it’s what clarifies exactly why they want to be in business in the first place.
Pivot. The word can be taken many ways but it seems lately entrepreneurs have adapted it from it’s roots in basketball.
1. Wrath | Without Action
In life, wrath is generally bad, but while starting up a business wrath can be a great motivator – if paired with action. Wrath can come from getting spit on your whole life, feeling unhappy or being told you can’t do something.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I’ve been thankful for many things, especially my jobless state, the ability I have to spend lots of time with my family without having to rush back to work & a future that looks so bright to me.
Ever hear of the Law of Attraction? There was a hit book called ‘The Secret’ that came out a few years back that made the author filthy rich & left thousands of people all over the World spending their free time commanding the Universe to give them their rightful due.
Everyday fifty-thousand random individuals from all quarters of the world key-in the search phrase “make money online” on Google. Unfortunately, a vast majority of these individuals will innocently fall into the wiles of unscrupulous internet marketers who make absurd promises of instant riches, and easy wealth.
This post is a continuation of the last post I made, which you can read here. First let me promise you one thing, I’m not going to be selling you anything or filling your head with a lot of false hope.
In the wake of books like The Four Hour Work Week many people thought the key to happiness was creating a micro niche website and building sales to $30,000 a month. The idea was alluring and at the time I thought it was the way to go as well, but more recently my mindset has shifted and I want to share with you why.