The Power of “Yes”

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later.” — Richard Branson

Saying “yes” opens the door for new opportunities. Saying “yes” keeps you moving forward in business and in life.

But having the time, energy, and courage to say “yes” is not always easy. In fact, I wrote about how important it is to learn how to say “no” last week in my post, The Power of No.

If you don’t adopt the approach of saying “yes” to new friends, business opportunities, and life experiences, you are limiting your chances of happiness, satisfaction, and success. In business, your competitors who have learned the secret of saying “yes” will capitalize on the opportunities that you never let into your life.

I think past Google CEO Eric Schmidt hit the nail on the head when he said, “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes, lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.”


Related posts

“The Power of No” by Mitch Jackson

“9 Little-Known Truths About the Power of Yes” by Susie Moore

If You’re Doing Things Like Everyone Else, Then You’re Probably Doing Things the Wrong Way

Success isn’t easy. It takes focus, strategy and hard work.

One big problem I’ve seen over the past 30 years while representing hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners is the following:

99.99 % of these amazing people are trying to find success the wrong way.

They’re trying to reach this goal by being exactly like everyone else in their occupation, profession or job.

That doesn’t work. It’s not a good formula for success.

As I shared in my short Periscope (live video) below, I believe that if you want success, you must stand out and fascinate others. You’ve got to take the steps, have the courage, and develop a game plan to do things your own and unique way and to become top of mind in all that you do.

Look, when it comes to leadership, branding, marketing, finance, social media, employees, product and business development (and everything in between), most people really don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They blindly duplicate what they see other people do. They’re afraid of missing out.

Don’t copy that person or be that person.

Be unique and do your own things your own way. Don’t let the misunderstood, false and even out-of-date rules of business others blindly follow, hold you back. Fascinate others, stand out, remain top of mind, and travel your own path.

Do this and someday, you’ll look back, and be glad you did.

Today’s short video (from Periscope)

Mitch Jackson Jackson and Wilson

Resources:

If you’re interested, I write more about this concept in my new book, “Overnight Success” due out in late 2017.

Three of my favorite books that cover this subject are:

(1) “Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It” by Dorie Clark and

(2) “Top of Mind- Use content to unleash your influence and engage those who matter to you” by John Hall

(3) “Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist” by Sally Hogshead.


Jon Mitchell Jackson | Lawyer | Tech Entrepreneur | Digital Disrupter | 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year (connect on social)

The Power of “No”

“We need to learn the slow ‘yes’ and the quick ‘no.’”
Tom Friel, former CEO of Heidrick & Struggles

Never before has time and attention been more important in business. Your new client base has expanded from local to global and digital has created 24/7 opportunities and expectations. There’s a lot going on all at once, and it seems like everyone is suffering from a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out).

It’s challenging to remain focused on the big picture. You can let these crazy times and constant distractions continue to snowball out of control or, change how you handle things by learning and using the little trick I share below.

Continue reading “The Power of “No””

Be Yourself!

Do What Works for You

I don’t set goals.

I multitask all the time.

I rarely make long-term plans.

I could care less about ROI, SEO, and other metrics.

 

I like what I do and enjoy helping people.

I’m always moving forward and taking action.

I look forward to learning something new each day.

I treasure good people and meaningful relationships.

I don’t do what I do for the money.

My New LegalMinds Mastermind Group™

I am very excited to share my new LegalMinds Mastermind Group™, a cutting-edge community created to help lawyers master their people, business, and digital skills.

There’s a new and better way to practice law, build our brands, and market our practices. I say this because after 30 years of building my law firm, being an entrepreneur, and branding on the digital platforms, if there’s one truth that I’ve learned it’s the following:

When it comes to building their brand, marketing, and developing a practice, most lawyers do what every other lawyer in town is doing. And that’s a shame because 99.99% of these other lawyers don’t have a clue as to what they’re doing or why they’re doing it.

I figured this out twenty years ago and have never looked back. The tools, techniques and approaches I use on a daily basis have allowed me to build a global brand around my Southern California firm. What I’m doing is working very well and now I’m sharing my secret sauce with members of my LegalMinds Mastermind Group™.

If you’re a lawyer who would like to raise the bar in 2017, check out group. If you know a lawyer or have one in the family and would like to give them new practice and quality of life options, send them my way.

I believe that it’s important to be passionate about what you do in life. Heck, I’m more excited about practicing law today than ever before. Most lawyers don’t feel this way. The reason I’m so excited about law and life is because of the “why” and “how” I’m sharing each week in the group.

It’s probably obvious that I’m excited about the new LegalMinds Mastermind Group™. I invite you to click here to see what what my enthusiasm is about!

Networking 30 Years Ago and Today

I started practicing law in 1986. Back then, it took lots of work and energy to meet new people and develop referral relationships.

Many late nights were spent away from my family at Bar Association and business meetings. Business cards were exchanged, and during the following weeks, trips were made to the law library to research lawyers and their firms. Once the research was done, letters were sent, and phone calls were made. Looking back, it took a great deal of time, effort and money, to get to know someone to the point where they would trust you with their referral.

Today, things are different. Networking is now more efficient, fun and much less expensive. With digital, it’s also expanded to a global sandbox, with the only limitation being your imagination.

Continue reading “Networking 30 Years Ago and Today”