Igniting the Next Generation of YOU! SAY YES!
When an opportunity shows up, is your first response YES or NO? Take a minute and think about it. When is the last time you said YES?
In our crazy, action-packed lives, we are quick to say NO because we are too busy, too tired or too broke. It's easy to say no and sometimes its the right answer because it's not the right time, or right opportunity for you. Let's make sure its not your only answer and have a little fun along the way...with a lesson/exercise from Improv!
The first rule of Improvisation is to agree with your partner's statement. And not only agree with it but build upon it. This translates into a response of "Yes, and..." and is referred to as the Rule of Agreement.
I love this excerpt from Tina Fey's book Bossypants:
"Now, obviously in real life you’re not always going to agree with everything everyone says. But the Rule of Agreement reminds you to “respect what your partner has created” and to at least start from an open-minded place. Start with a YES and see where that takes you."
I love this! We are so quick to say NO. What if we approached opportunities with an open mind and said "Yes and..."