Mariah Carey released her album "Caution" recently, and there's one song "A No No" that sticks out. Besides the "Crush On You" sample (which always sounds good), the song seems like a no-nonsense anthem, and I like it. Mariah Carey is basically saying "no" to situations without benefit.
I think the "no" mentality is helpful. The post picture above says the following: "I don't say no because I am so busy. I say no because I don't want to be so busy."
This year in my business I learned how to say no. I say no because of WIIFM, what's in it for me? I think sometimes you have to be selfish. Each move I make I wonder if it's beneficial to my business. Also, I try to make sure my business goals are aligned with anyone I wish to partner. I don't want to waste my time or the other company's time.
I feel like I owed it to the people that checked my blog to let them know what's been going on. Midway through the year, my business goals changed. I noticed that during my speaking engagements, the adults talked to me more about writing a book than my target audience for my young adult (YA) books. I started off the year promoting my YA books at events, and then I realized I liked editing and reading other people's work more. Consequently, I haven't done any writing or events lately.
Just because I haven't been writing or attending events lately, doesn't mean I won't write again. This year I've been taking time to find my business voice, and it's been very fulfilling. If you're interested in buying any of my books, you can purchase them here or check out my Service link for your writing needs. I hope you'll continue with me on this writing journey. I plan to have more writing events to come.
Roxanne Ridge writes for the youth. Not to mention, writing is peaceful.