Just Say “Yes”

Author Elizabeth Gilbert is back with another book she says will help get your creative mojo back. Some of her advice should be of interest to job hunters, sales people, and careerists of all stripes.

From her various recommendations about how to revive your creative powers, one of them caught my career counselor’s eye: consider saying “yes” more often.

That’s because when you say “no,” nothing happens. Gilbert contends you won’t experience something new and exciting by saying “no” all the time. And that you never can tell where a “yes” can lead you to a new and challenging experience.

But many of you have learned how to “just say no” because you fear to try something new. So to just say “yes” is also a good way to face your fears.

The title of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book is “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.” Gilbert is best known for her book “Eat, Pray, Love,” published almost ten years ago.

You might also enjoy reading “How to Balance Your Life,” a previous post on Your Career Service.com.

Copyright ©2015 by Ransom (Randy) Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of yourcareerservice.com. For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.