Lie #2: Successful people are “Yes” people

Billionaire Warren Buffet said it best: "The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say 'no' to almost everything."

Think about it for a moment: why would a sign of success be the equivalent of saying “yes” or being in total agreement with EVERYTHING someone says or does? If someone needs you to be a “yes” person in order to promote you, then what they actually desired is a robot or trained dummy, neither of which represents a successful person.

More than just a sheer act of saying “No”, successful people are intentional and calculated. They say no because they realize that some things are not a perfect fit to their mission. Strategic planning requires vision, guiding principles, destination points, areas of focus, etc. In laymen’s terms, time wasters, unnecessary distractions and non-essentials must be eliminated.

What low priority items and distractions are you allowing to hold center place in your life and delay your dream fulfillment? You must be willing to let some things go so you can embrace the new.

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Publisher|Best Selling Author|Transformational Speaker
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC     

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Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru, is the CEO of Fruition Publishing Concierge Services, where she offers author consultation, writing coaching and publishing services to help people share their story with the masses. As a childhood abuse survivor, she is on a mission to reverse the damage of abuse by encouraging survivors to write and publish their stories in order to pay it forward and create a circle of healing. Alesha is an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Authors Consultant, and Transformational Speaker who encourages audiences by igniting the fire within and helping them take center stage. With comprehensive, simple techniques and words of inspiration, Alesha helps the old and young alike, grab ahold of their dreams while identifying the roots of their unhappiness and those things that hold them back. A humorist and gifted speaker, Alesha Brown delivers entertaining, engaging presentations with thought-provoking exercises and vivid illustrations to connect with an audience.

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