Yes, Yes, Yes!

I have a mantra of, when at all possible, saying yes to business opportunities that present themselves to me:

Example 1

Conference Organiser – Do I want to exhibit at an enterprise conference in 2 weeks?

Me – Yes!

Someone I met at the conference – Do you want to speak at an event in London in a few month’s time?

Me – Yes!

And these two events led to me doing one of my first professional presentation and making a heap of great contacts for my business!

 

Real-life example 2

Do I want to follow this business on Twitter?

Me – Yes!

Business I Followed – Do you want to be on a Q&A panel at an event we’re hosting soon?

Me – Yes!

Contact I made through the event – I have a contact at The Economist who might be interested in interviewing you. Should I put you in touch?

Me – Yes!

Contact I made through the event – I’m organising a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street soon. Would you like to be a part of it?

Me – Yes!

This series of events led to my business featuring in The Economist and being lucky enough to visit Number 10 Downing Street and see it from the inside!

You truly never know where opportunities might lead, so why say no out of habit or fear? Say yes and see what happens, I dare you.

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