Can you say the dirty word? Go on…Try!


As entrepreneurs we are always open to opportunity…that’s what brings us success. But sometimes it can be hard to decipher a good opportunity vs. an opportunity that goes nowhere. This is a common conversation that I have with my clients, and one that I have with myself.

Part of the reason I left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur is that I love working on a few projects at the same time. At the moment I have Launch Pod, sit on a board, working with Women as Entrepreneurs (event for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day coming in November…) plus forging a partnership with Global Sisters to become their Living Fearlessly Leader (quite excited, watch this space) and a few other irons in the fire.

It is easy to become distracted as opportunities are like shiny objects that can stop us in our tracks and take our attention.

I wouldn’t call myself a serialpreneur but some of my clients do. And I, like so many of you love variety, but it does have it’s downside.

I have seen it time and time again (and have fallen victim to this myself) where we spread ourselves too thin. Our focus is lost and we lose momentum. Nothing seems to happen despite countless opportunities that sit before us and working hard, or so it seems, on everything.

So the question is, how do you decipher what is a good opportunity and should you give your time to it.

Less is more.

In our age of more is more, it can lead to excess, too much distraction and not enough focus on what is important to our business and our life.

So what is the dirty word in the entrepreneur set, saying NO to an opportunity – sometimes it can be a wise move.

Stay focused. Stay on task. Be clear with your intentions. And go for it.

If an opportunity comes your way, assess it carefully – will it really add value to your bigger picture? It’s OK to say no.

Have you said no to an opportunity? What was the outcome?

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