When Does Saying No to a Speaking Engagement Make Sense?

By Jane Atkinson

When I talked to Joe Calloway on the podcast a few weeks ago, I asked him, “If you could go back and talk to yourself 30 years ago when you were first starting out, what advice would you give Young Joe? He said, “I wish I would have said “no” to more things sooner.” Isn’t it interesting how our perspective on saying no to a speaking engagement can evolve over time? In the early days, […]

Why the Word ‘NO’ Must Be in Your Business Vocabulary

By Jane Atkinson

When we first get into business, we say yes to everything. Am I going to work on the weekend? Yes. Will I do a speech for a reduced fee? Yes. Might I try every idea that comes my way? Probably yes. However, once you have circled the block a time or two, you start to gain confidence. With that confidence comes the realization that there are certain things that you just don’t want to do […]