The Summer Book Series to Finding Life Balance - Episode 9

Aug 23, 2021
Sailynn Doyle

Hey Friend!


Sounds like a pretty simple word...

For some people, YES is an easy word and they say it wayyyyy too much (Hello Boundaries!)

For others, YES is scary and keeps them from reaching their greatness!

For Shonda Rhimes...Yes was keeping her locked in her pantry (read the book to understand)!

If you have not read Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, I am HIGHLY suggesting it!!!  This book was as good as Book #3, which so far has been my favorite!

If you have watched Private Practice, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder or the famous Grey's Anatomy, you probably know Shonda Rhimes!

The Year of Yes is her true story and it all started with a comment from her sister "You never say yes anyways" which got her thinking and making a bold move to saying YES for whole a year!

This book had so many aha moments for me, that is was hard for me to choose one for the blog, so make sure you watch this week's episode of The Sailynn Show because I discuss a different theme in there that I loved!

My goal is to bring you a weekly YouTube video with also a Free Resource you can use in your life right away! This week I am sharing The Summer Book Series to Finding Life Balance - 10 Books to Read to find Balance, Growth & Purpose while Relaxing on the Beach!!  We are on Book #9 so grab the download and jump right in!

After going through this free resource, you will have the list of 10 books, the links to the Amazon Book List, and a short description of each book so you can get started!

I know that if you’re interested in saying yes to more in your life, I just had to share with you my favorite new lifestyle framework! This is the next step in your personal development journey and builds upon this freebie! Its all about finding balance in 7 key areas of life: Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, Fun. It’s a personal development program designed for the individual user. All digital/interactive! Just for YOU! Send me a note on Messenger that says "BALANCE" and I will share more with you!

Book #9 - Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Each chapter in the book was about her saying Yes to some sort of difficulty she was facing in her life!

One of my favorite ones was saying Yes "to accepting any and all acknowledgements of personal fabulous awesomeness with a clear, calm Thank You and a confident smile and nothing more."

Do you struggle accepting compliments too?

I know I sure do, even though it is something I consistently work on!

Let's go over an example... Someone gives you compliment on your outfit!

Do you:

A. Tell them where you got it

B. Tell them the deal you got on it

C. Reciprocate with a compliment

D. Say Thank You & Smile

Ding, Ding, Ding "D" is the simple answer!

For some reason though, we as women feel the need to short change compliments when we receive them and so if this is you, its time to practice The Art of Saying Thank You & Smiling!

I know you can do it!

Example #2 - You earn an award at work!

A. You say how lucky you are

B. You say you could not do it without your team

C. You say Thank You & Smile

I bet you already know "C" is the answer!

You know you worked your butt off to earn it, so you are not just lucky!  Yes you might have an amazing team, but they need you to lead them!  So just own the award and say Thank You & Smile!

I don't know what it is about accepting compliments as woman, but we need to do a better job owning our awesomeness as Shonda says!

So the next time someone says something nice, OWN IT and say Thank You and Smile!

I promise you, I am working on this right along with you!

I HIGHLY suggest you read/listen to this week's book suggestion Year of Yes, if you have not already!

And don't forget to download my freebie - The Summer Book Series to Finding Life Balance - 10 Books to Read to find Balance, Growth & Purpose while Relaxing on the Beach!! so you can get the full list of books with links and descriptions!

You can download it right away by clicking the CLICK HERE image below!

Life is a Journey and I am so glad you are on it with me!

xoxo Sailynn...

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