Just say NO! (Sometimes you have to.)

Just say NO! (Sometimes you have to.)

Do you remember the ‘Just Say No’ campaign from the late 80’s?!? I may be dating myself here, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers those advertisements, commercials, slogans, etc.

This campaign was originally aimed at saying no to drugs. Well, I certainly agree with the sentiment. However, today I would like to bring it back to life ~ albeit with a new focus. I would like to campaign and encourage you to Just say NO! to anything or anyone that is simply not serving you right now. To whatever or whomever is asking something of you ~ your time, energy, or expertise ~ that is simply not what or where you should be focusing on right now.

I’ll admit I am a ‘yes’ girl. I want to say yes, I enjoy saying yes, I feel good when I say yes. WHY? Well, good reasons abound. Perhaps you can relate to one or more of the following:

  • I love saying yes to new opportunities
  • l like being positive and open to whatever life may have to offer
  • I like to please others (or whomever is asking)
  • I don’t want to let anyone down
  • I don’t want to experience FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out!)
  • I’m afraid to say no!

Any of these reasons sound familiar?!?

Well, as much as I enjoy saying yes, I have come to realize this last little while more than ever that sometimes you simply gotta JUST SAY NO!

Especially if you want to make room for what’s really important in your life.

This is what my September ‘Living BIG’ challenge is all about. I know I’ve spoken about it before, so I’m going to stop rambling now and let you watch the video!


September Living BIG Challenge


Are you going to take on the challenge with me? What or who can YOU say no to in your life right now?


Sometimes you gotta say no, in order to be able to say yes. (Click to tweet it out!)

And remember, saying no doesn’t make you a mean person, a selfish person, or a bad person. It just means you are listening to what YOU need right now, and respecting yourself, your needs, and your limits.

It means being realistic about what is possible, and being honest about what is most important to you.

And yes, NO is a complete sentence!

Have a FAB week!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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