We’re back with another episode of Dear Natalie, where you ask me your biggest, burning questions about life, business, happiness, and everything in between, and I answer them in videos right here on the blog.
This week, we have another awesome question — this time from the lovely Trish:
As my business grows, I’m getting more and more opportunities from businesses that want to collaborate with me.
For a while, I took every opportunity that came my way to try to make ends meet, but some of the opportunities didn’t sit right with me because they went against some of my personal values. I’m wondering if you have any guidelines in your own business of things you say no to because of your values?
Even if that means saying no to money coming in the door?”
Let me start by saying: The most wonderful, and most challenging thing about being an entrepreneur is that it makes you the master of your own fate.
That means you get to say a big, loving YES to wonderful opportunities… but you can make mistakes too. There are moments when you might find yourself saying yes to things you normally wouldn’t in the name of money, exposure, or whatever it may be.
So on today’s episode, I’m going to talk about a moment in Reno that woke me up to the fact that everyone needs a “Never List” when it comes to opportunities for their business.
Check out today’s video to find out:
- 1:04: What I saw at a concert that totally made me freeze up, and think differently about someone very famous I normally love!
- 2:10: The big question it made me ask — and what I did next
- 3:12: What should be included on a NEVER list
After you watch, I’d love to know: What’s on YOUR Never List?
What are things you would NEVER accept for your business and brand — no matter how much money you were offered, or how famous the person was making the request?
I’m so curious. Post your list in the comments below!