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Friday, August 17, 2007 

"No" is not an option

Last night I was watching The Big Idea on CNBC. They had a segment on not letting people tell you what you can/can't do. It was fascinating listening to stories of triumph because "no" was not an option.

It reminded me of one of my consulting clients, 3 Kisses out of Texas. They received a great opportunity to appear on ABC's Wife Swap last year. But they ran into a few hurdles. Now most people would have given up. What was so awesome is that they did not let "no" become an option. They stayed in touch with the producers. When something cool happened with their band such as a new endorsement deal, they would email it to the show's producer.

They did what I call "being persistent without being a pest." And let me tell you what, it paid off! Last November they got the call and before long a film crew was at their house taping. The show aired in February of this year and the episode had one of the highest ratings.

I love telling their story because it shows that when you change your mindset to "no is not an option" you will see things happen in your favor.

What are you doing to rise above the "no's" you hear?

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~
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Madalyn is absolutely right...we employ this way of thinking in everything we do. Sometimes it takes YEARS for something to pay off, but in the end, things work out. It is so very important not to get your feelings hurt and don't take 'no' for an answer. 'No' means 'maybe'.


"NO" is definitely not an option in my band and because of it, doors continue to open for us. We couldn't imagine it any other way.

I love what Tish said, "No' means "maybe".

And, we just found our our bass player is pregnant! And we're about to head out on a 3 Week tour.

Go rockin mama's!


Awesome Trish! Thanks for sharing.


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