How do you make decisions? How do you make decisions in your business? Here is a philosophy that will serve you very well if you apply and use it… Say yes and figure out the details later.

It’s also important to plan, but for most people if you apply say yes and figure out the details later, it will take you a lot farther than always needing to know the how and all the other details before you commit.

Sometimes, you have to take the opportunity that’s in front of you and work it out. This isn’t about throwing mud on the wall, saying yes to everything and then being totally overwhelmed. This is about those opportunities that come and you say, “this is perfect for me!” or “I really want to do that, but… I’m in the middle of this.” or “I’ve got this going on.” or “It’s not a good time. The kids have…” or “hubby’s traveling.”

Instead, say yes and figure out a way to make it happen. In reality, you have to make decisions in your life and sometimes you just have to say no because it doesn’t fit your schedule or it’s just not the right time for some reason.

You want to avoid making excuses for not doing the things you want to do or that you need to do to move your business forward. Excuses and reasons are just you saying no to opportunities.

Recently, in the middle of moving, getting ready to leave for vacation, and a marketing an event, an opportunity came up to speak in London, England. The say yes philosophy still prevailed.

If too busy is a foreign concept to you, ask yourself questions like: “What could I possibly be too busy for? Am I too busy to meet new people? Am I too busy to affect more lives? Am I too busy to make an impact? Am I too busy to teach, share and help people in their business?” Of course you aren’t too busy.

It might not be 100% convenient, but so what? Say yes. Have a great time! Meet new people. Make an impact. Get new clients. Form relationships. When you get back, everything will still be there waiting for you. The business, the boxes, the packing, getting ready for vacation, the dogs, the house, the team, friends - it will all still be there.

The point is, don’t hesitate. Say yes! Figure out the how as it comes. This isn’t about throwing mud on the wall and not planning. You have to have a plan. Some things fit into your plan and some things don’t.

Go for it in a big, big way! Say yes and figure out the details later. You’ll be glad you did!

Author's Bio: 

Diane Conklin is an author, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, event planner, speaker and copywriter. Diane is a direct response marketing expert who specializes in showing small business owners how to integrate their online and offline marketing strategies, media and methods, to get maximum results from their marketing dollars. Diane also shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how to outperform their competition by measuring their marketing, and strategically use multi-media campaigns to stand alone in their marketplace as the go-to provider for their products and services.

She is the co-founder of Complete Marketing Systems and for more than 15 years has been showing small business owners how to start, build and grow Information Marketing businesses where they take knowledge they already possess and turn it into passive, ongoing, leveraged profits.

Through her company, Complete Marketing Systems, Diane helps event promoters market, plan and manage their live events, workshops and seminars, using cost effective, multi-step marketing strategies that put butts in seats, without the promoters losing theirs. As an Event Marketing & Planning expert, Diane has planned and produced multiple events grossing over $1,000,000.00.

As a business and marketing strategist, Diane has been involved in numerous campaigns grossing over $1,000,000.00 in sales several times in her career.

Diane has proprietary home study systems, coaching programs, and provides done-for-you services in the areas of Social Media, Information Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Direct Mail and Event Marketing, Planning and Management.

As a speaker, Diane has shared the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, George Foreman, Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, Lee Milteer, Harry Dent, Lee Phillips, Fabienne Fredrickson, James Malinchak, Dov Baron, Peggy McColl, Marshall Sylver, Alex Mandossian, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and many others.

Diane was voted Information Marketer of the Year for her innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.