Are You a “Yesser”?

August 25, 2021


Author: Karl Schoemer

Being a “yesser” doesn’t mean you say yes sir and yes ma’am all the time. It doesn’t mean going along to get along. It doesn’t mean saying yes and meaning maybe, no, or over my dead body. And, it definitely doesn’t mean nodding your head incessantly like a bobblehead doll.

A yesser is someone who:

  • Is up to the challenge – any challenge.
  • Is willing to try, to give it their best shot.
  • Can quickly overcome the doubts and apprehensions, then move forward.
  • Sees as much value or more in the effort as in the results.
  • Would rather be on the playing field than sitting in the spectator section.

There are plenty of people willing to tell you why it won’t work, why it can’t be done, why now isn’t the right time, or why they aren’t the right person for the job.

In fact, most of the working population is uncomfortable being a full-time yesser. And that’s the big reason to be one. It differentiates you. It brands you with a big VE – Valuable and Employable.

How to Become a Yesser:
Step 1: Stop being a naysayer.
Step 2: Try it! Step up, raise your hand, volunteer…say YES!
Step 3: Figure out how to make it happen and make it happen. You’ll be surprised to do what you thought you couldn’t – and you’ll learn a lot along the way.





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