To view more of Sophia's art go to or

to purchase prints and cards of her artwork go to

If you see an artwork on this website that you like but it's already sold - please contact Sophia as she does commissions.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

When opportunity knocks - always say yes

Title: Making Waves
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 20cm x 20 cm
I was talking to a successful business owner the other week. I asked him how come he was so busy when other similar businesses are struggling and even going under in this financial economy. He credits it to his "always say yes" philosophy.

He said that the first thing he learned in business was, when someone asked if he could do something to always answer yes regardless. He said afterwards you can say to yourself "f*@# how on earth am I going to do that!?" By saying yes you've set yourself a challenge - you don't want to let down your customer so you always work out a way to achieve it. The flow on effect from one "Yes" can be HUGE - as can the negative flow on from one "No" and you never miss out on an opportunity by taking that route.

So don't let fear and uncertainty hold you back and be the motivation for saying no. If you do say no make sure its for the right reasons.

No comments: