Yeah, not in the way that probably got you to read this post, let me explain.
What you don't know is that I used to be painfully shy. Like so shy that my preschool teacher, after I hadn't said a word to ANYONE the first two weeks of preschool asked my mom why she didn't tell them I could not speak. Yeah, I sat, perfectly happy under the table by myself and drew. The whole time. I'm saying this because, while my shyness is a thing of the past, I do need to force myself to say yes. It is a daily exercise in persistence. Each day, I ask myself, what did I say yes to today? What did I do that made me a little uncomfortable, unsure? Sometimes it's as simple as saying hello to the person in line with me at the grocery store. Other times it's making that cold call, or going out on a limb and attempting to deepen a business relationship. My experience thus far has been very good. Saying yes really rocks.
Now, being the Queen of Boundaries, I just said yes to that moniker, I want to be perfectly clear that I am saying yes within reason. I have my boundaries, they are clear. Crystal. Just ask my friends. This kind of saying yes, putting myself out there in ways that maybe last year I didn't, or never have before has been fun. It totally changes the energy around you. The openness you need to project to say yes, is a total game changer and I have seen immediate gains in my business alone.
So I invite you to take the pledge. Not the putting out pledge, that's your own business, but to say yes. Yes to something everyday. Yes to things that stretch you by leaps and bounds, challenge you to grow, and push your skills to the limit. Growing pains are a good thing.