The Critical Question to Ask Before You Say No

Tell me, when you say no to something… do you ever ask yourself why you’re saying no?

I strongly believe that in order to move forward in life, you need to say “yes” to what you truly want. You also need to say “no” to the things you don’t want.

When you do choose to say no to something, it has to be for the right reasons.

I was recently asked to do a presentation at a spa… in French. French is not my first language and I do not feel as confident, or that I come across as naturally, as I do when I speak English.

I was going to say no, but decided to first ask myself why I was saying no. And most importantly, to be totally honest with myself in my answer.

My honest answer was, “I don’t feel I am good enough in French. I haven’t done a French presentation since high school.”

There it was. I was afraid and I was letting fear decide for me!

I told myself, “I am the CEO of my life. I am the captain of my ship. I will not allow my fears to make decisions for me. I will make my decisions from my future self and from where I want to be.”

Where do I want to be? Helping as many people as possible create orgasmically joyful lives and businesses. Would this event help me inspire more people and reach a whole new untapped market? Definitely.

I told myself I had to do it. I had to get out of my comfort zone and face my fears.

I chose to say “yes”.

The spa will be promoting my presentation to 23,000 people. Attendees will be doing yoga and meditation sessions before I speak, so they will be even more receptive to my message. How could it get any better than that?! This is an amazing opportunity to do what I love in an environment I love and I almost let fear take it away from me.

Spa Ofuro - Business Presentation by Life and Business Coach Melissa Dawn

Would love to see you at the event!

Wishing you an orgasmically joyful life & business!

Success comes in different flavors. As a life coach, business coach, and motivational speaker, Melissa helps people free themselves from their day jobs to create lives and businesses they are orgasmically joyful about.

Melissa left her successful career as an award-winning VP in business and marketing because she wasn’t satisfied with just “creating successful products, marketing campaigns, and surpassing sales objectives.” Melissa wanted to be of greater service to others – to help professionals and business owners get out of the place they are not happy in by helping them to identify their unique value and learn how to bring it forward with confidence in life and business. She guides them in connecting with their hearts to make decisions from that inner guidance instead of from their heads. She believes that when people make decisions from that place, the path they choose is much more fulfilling.

Melissa is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and She is also a certified coach and trained energy practitioner. Her “CEO of Your Life” coaching program attracts professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world.You can get her free eBook “9 Steps For An Orgasmically Joyful Life & Business” here.

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