Episode 241: Why Saying No to Good Opportunities is a Power Move

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When you’ve got way more great opportunities than you have time, you might start experiencing a bit of overwhelm. It's a high-class problem to have as an entrepreneur, right? The key is to find the right balance between saying yes to new business or exciting projects and having time to move your goals forward.

If you experience FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), Bright Shiny Objects or have a bad case of Superhero Syndrome, you might be taking on too much and it is distracting you from other priorities. When you feel overwhelmed, you can't keep up with all of the commitments, balls start dropping and quality tanks, and that’s not good for business.

This is the time when you need an Opportunity Filter (a simple set of questions to help you evaluate what to say YES to and what to say NO to.)

I know it's tempting to want to say yes to all of it, but trust me on this one, it's not good for you or your business.

In Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 241, I share three questions to help you know what opportunities to act on.

Join us in the Amplify Your Authority Facebook Group and share what works for you.

Key Takeaways

  • How to know a distraction from a great opportunity you can’t pass up.
  • What I learned when working for a Fortune 500 company that helps me avoid FOMO and pursue aligned opportunities
  • Three questions you must ask yourself BEFORE agreeing to a speaking opportunity or other type of visibility opportunity

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