The Power of YES!

“There is no greater agony than the burden of an untold story inside of you.”   ~Maya Angelou

Talking to a friend recently, he asked me a thought provoking question that I want to share with you. My response to the question really reminded me of one of the reasons I’m where I am today in my life. So let me start with his question.

What or when was your life changing moment?

When I thought about that question, my mind immediately went to the moment I answered my calling. The moment I said YES! That YES changed my life! I grew up shy, withdrawn, and unable to hold a conversation, scared to speak to and in front of people. And for the most part, I took that into my twenties. But at the age of 30 I had an ongoing tug in my heart and in my spirit that I couldn’t shake. I knew what the call was, but I couldn’t imagine ME doing that. Speaking in front of people as a calling? NO not me. I can’t do that! I can’t talk in front of people. ME, who after 15 years was still (on the inside)  the eleventh grader who took a 0 grade on her book report because she could not and would not read it aloud in front of the class. NO! NOT ME! Well I struggled with my call day after day FOR MONTHS! I could not avoid that nagging voice and tug that was pulling at me. So, I finally gave in and said YES! Okay, I’ll do it! YES!! {Insert a huge exhale here} Here’s the thing. I thought that once I said YES that I would continue to be in turmoil because of the internal struggle I’d been having with myself about what I CAN’T DO! Well to my surprise and delight, two amazing things happened. And here’s the thing, it wasn’t just a one-time thing that just applies to me. I’ve seen it happen for so many others as well. I have clients who have said YES even though they didn’t FEEL they were ready, but they are now building and growing profitable businesses.  It all began with a YES!

Two AMAZING THINGS happen when you say YES!

  1. YOU GET POWER: You will feel empowered to accomplish what you previously said no to. When I said yes, IMMEDIATELY the load of the NO was lifted, along with the fear that held me hostage FOR YEARS!  Here’s why. Saying no to something that you should be saying yes to is a heavy burden to carry. Why? Because you’re in a constant battle with yourself and that is tiring and weighty. It soon became apparent to me that for the most part I was HOLDING MYSELF HOSTAGE to “I can’t”! The “I can’t” became a self-fulfilling prophecy of my thoughts and words!
  2. DOORS ARE OPENED. Multiple opportunities come your way. Opportunity after opportunity became available because of my yes. I’ve seen this happen so many times. Since my initial YES, I’ve had even more opportunities presented where I had to choose either YES or NO! As long as I held on to the NO, I stood still and did not progress. I was stuck and confused and didn’t know my next move. As soon as I said YES, doors and opportunities came, money came, and clarity came. All initiated by a YES!

In what areas of your life have you been saying no to, when YES is waiting on you? Let go of the fear, don’t worry about the how, just get to the YES first and everything else will work itself out. How do you know if you’re struggling with a YES?

  • You have a business idea, but you’re stuck with getting off the ground.
  • You’re frustrated in your current job, even though there’s nothing specific you can point to that’s causing it.
  • You don’t rest well because there’s a message or story inside of you, your family and friends are sick of hearing about it, you know it should be shared with the world, but you’re not sure how to get started.

If you have been dealing with that tug and you are struggling to get to yes, I’m offering a 30 minute complimentary consultation with me so I can help you get to your YES and your next step.  To schedule your consultation, email christal[at]asistaproject[dot]com.

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