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The One Word (or Action) that Can Change Your Career this Year

one word that can make a differenceI sent this email to my subscriber list last week, and I got some great replies so I’m reposting the content of the email here. BTW, you can subscribe here if you’re not yet subscribed!

The One Word (or Action) that Can Change Your Career this Year

You might be asking if that word really exists, or if I’m about to feed you some garbage. But yes, that word (and action) really exists, and it is so powerful that it can be classified as a magic word.

The funny thing is that very few writers use this word I’m talking about, and it is costing them their careers. This word is costing a lot of writers money, it is costing some writers time, it is costing some writers their productivity, and it is even costing some writers their entire career.That word is NO!

Say no to the fear of rejection. You can’t be sure of success or failure unless you try.

Say no to distractions and things that don’t matter. Things like TV and the latest movie in town can look so attractive, but if you’re not careful, they can cause irreparable damage to your career.

Say no to low pay; you might be worried about not being able to get another gig, but you have to stop clinging onto what you have before greater opportunities are unleashed

Say no to your fear of selling. Selling is an integral part of our lives, and we have to do it, sooner or later, at one point in our lives.

Say no to overbearing clients; you have to lose them to get clients that will learn to treat you better.

Say no to lack of rest; it might be tempting to stay late to watch that TV show, but its impact on your career will be worth more than a night of sleep.

Say no to wasteful spending. Having enough money saved in your account can have a huge impact in the quality of your decisions, and what you’re able to accept or not.

Say no to emotional breakdown; eating good foods, and a few minutes of exercise daily can have a huge impact on how you feel throughout the day.

Finally, say NO to perfectionism! Obsession with being perfect can cost you your career. A better approach is to release your work and refine it over time. It’s your gift to create, but creating alone won’t make your work perfect; you have to refine it based on feedback you get from the outside.

What else do you think you should say no to? Kindly let us know in the comments!

Do you think this one word, or action, can really make a difference? Spread the word by sharing this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

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17 Comments on "The One Word (or Action) that Can Change Your Career this Year"

  1. Trung Nguyen says:

    That’s awesome idea, Onibalusi. I will say No to low quality content too.

  2. Joseph says:

    Awesome Post Dele, I have to say NO to Distractions especially Movies.

  3. Goa Casinos says:

    No doubt in that this is nice and useful list but big thing is that how we will apply these rules in our lifestyle but i am sure they will look difficult to follow in starting but after some time they will give good response to us.

  4. Andy says:

    Great points. by the way. Did I miss december traffic report of youngPrePro or you have not produced it yet?

  5. Leann Zarah says:

    Say no to procrastination. (Oh how I wish I could really do this. It’s been a struggle).

    Great post, Onibalusi.

  6. I have started saying NO to my temptations.

    temptation of playing games in between blogging and logging on to Fb every single minute

  7. Amit Shaw says:

    For me its NO….
    Great Post… and i read the email too. Thanks for sharing with us and sure i’ll share this.

  8. Lanre says:

    I think it’ll be a good idea to repost my answer here:
    “Say NO to Procrastination, it is the thief of time. Don’t leave till tomorrow what you can do today, it’ll only increase your work load.”
    This word can truly make a difference, all you have to do is say it and do it.

  9. That’s a great post. Thanks Onibalusi for write great article.

  10. karan says:

    Say NO to being all your day in front of your computer. Recreation is necessary too:)

  11. Andy says:

    I think facebook eats our lots of time. I think while we do our work then we have to log out from facebook. SO say no to FB while working.

  12. Odesanya Taiwo says:

    It is better said than done. If you are going to make good use of that action word “NO” you have to start doing and saying it. Great discovery

  13. rick ownes leather jackets says:

    Hy, Oni another great post from you. yes the word No can change our life this year. I am totally agree with you. But I think I can low pay if I get quality work with low price. isn’t it?

  14. Kim@How To Manage Stress says:

    I really love this post and commend your writing skills as well!

  15. Swapnil says:

    i say NO to every stupid post my mind wants to post and remind my niche

  16. GADEL says:

    Priority is a great reminder for us all. Thanks as always.

  17. MiDS MM Power Cricket Bat says:

    Amazing post and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!


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