Throughout my time in business, I have noticed two types of people: those who say “yes” and those who say “no.” People who say no are not open to change. They think they control everything and that if they say “no” they will continue to control everything. Those who say “yes” understand that they do not control everything and that they need to keep changing to keep growing.
People who are agreeable actually have more control than those who aren’t agreeable because the people who work with agreeable people are more likely to continue working with them. If you say “no” to everyone’s ideas eventually those people will quit. They might even start their own competing company.
I recently heard a story of a man who started his own company because his employer was inefficient. When he told his employer how to be more efficient he was ignored. He then decided to open his own similar company so he could get the job done faster and charge less.
Which kind of person are you?
The word no comes with other words and phrases:
Are these words that you use or say daily?
- Not right now.
- It’s not feasible
The word yes comes with other words also:
- Let’s try it.
- What if we made a few adjustments?
What kind of culture do you want to create around you? One where the people around you know you are in control and no one else has any say? Or do you want a culture of abundance, cooperation, and change. You choose.