Saying Yes Too Much


"Yes or No Double Necklace" by Coco's Greenhouse

Simple Mom posted one of those, "Oh, that's me!" articles today about saying, "Yes". As moms and business owners, I know we all say yes a little too much. At least I do.

One of the best pieces of business advice I've received is to "underpromise and overdeliver". But I can't do it. Why is this simple business principle so hard to implement? I constantly find myself OVERpromising and UNDERdelivering because I was not being realistic in the first place.

Sew and ship an entire birthday outfit by tomorrow? Yes!

Sew and ship 35 Easter bags by Wednesday? Yes!

Am I nuts? Yes!

Simple Mom breaks it down in today's article, "Why Do We Say Yes When We Really Mean No," that is now printed and hanging on my bulletin board. A "simple" reminder that I will see every time I write an e-mail or answer a phone call. Can I really say yes this time?

I hope you will take a moment to read...we are not super-moms, though we try to be.

Feeling a little blue and overwhelmed today...do you ever feel this way?

Looking forward to a little spring break week with my girls next week, though the sewing machine will still be rolling at full speed.

Have a SIMPLE day, Moms!

4 comments

  1. Especially this week! I've been saying YES to all the Easter orders...but how am I going to get them all done?!?! www.maggiebluedesigns.etsy.com And if you go and buy something, the answer is yes. (I'm doomed!)

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  2. Ahh, I'm totally with you on this one! I just can't bear the thought of someone not getting something they ordered exactly when they want it. I just changed my shipping policies to once a week and am having such a hard time with it! Mother Guilt, rhghgh.

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  3. Oh Sally! I LOVE those tags!! I must get some...I think THEN my studio will stay neat!??! (o.k.- at least it will be a "cute mess"!)
    Blessings!

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  4. This is the story of my life as well. Always over-promised and stressed. Doing my best to change that, though. Best wishes to you!!

    Amanda
    Queen Bee Designs by Amanda

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