What if you said YES instead?

Estimates suggest that adults make approximately 35,000 decisions each day. How many of those decisions translate into missed opportunities when we say “no” to something? Turning down opportunities may come at the cost of missed connections, business opportunities, and new enrichment. But what if you felt empowered to say “yes” instead?

At RISE this month we’re focusing on Empowerment + Confidence, which are two essential components when leaning into new opportunities. Have you read Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes? Rhimes found that she was saying “no” too often and tells her story of empowerment in saying YES to everything for one year rather than turning down opportunities. We are loving this memoir and how it illuminates the importance of empowerment and confidence. What lessons can you take away for increasing your own empowerment and confidence to say “yes” more often?