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Will 2021 be Your Year of Yes?

Last week I listened to a discussion with four powerhouse women, all connected through the WomanUP! community, who stepped out of their comfort zones and said YES, even when it scared them.

The discussion, led by Debra Trappen, included Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Sabrina Brown, and Taunee English, all leaders in the real estate industry.

The discussion was incredibly inspiring. The women told stories about invitations they received to step up, step out, and further their careers. Each one got personal and very vulnerable admitting to feelings of fear, sharing how they overcame those fears and how saying YES gave them confidence and fulfillment personally and professionally.

Have you ever heard that little voice in your head tell you lies like, “You’re not ready, you don’t have enough experience, you can’t do this.”?

Me too, and so did these women. Instead of listening to those voices, each one leaped and said YES!

Here’s their advice on saying yes,

Opportunities present themselves usually just at the right time. Once you say yes, go all in and don’t look back. Be cognizant of your strengths, understand where your limitations are, and surround yourself with those skill sets to build greater capability. Tanya Reu-Narvaez Realogy
Say yes to your purpose. If it’s something that you’re passionate about and brings you personal growth, then say yes. If it doesn’t, be willing to say no. Sabrina Brown, Brown and Brown Real Estate
Say yes to things that will better your life, help you grow, and reach your full potential so that you’re living your best life. Taunee English eXp Realty
Look at how you can honor your values in your best yesses. Debra Trappen

Do you have a best yes? What strategies do you use to say YES? Tell me. I’d love to know.

P.S. Here are 7 things that inspired me this week:

  1. Bill and Melinda Gates continue to inspire me with their commitment to empowering women everywhere.

  2. This might make you reflect on your teenage self.

  3. A friendly reminder from Maria and Poo.

  4. My neighbor made this for us this week. Let’s just say we fought over the last piece.

  5. Great advice on finding your purpose from Amina Altai.

  6. A reminder to laugh.

  7. This Kitchen Gathering inspired me to try new things.


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