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The ‘Yes’ that Changed my Life and made me More Confident

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Does a lack of confidence often cause you to doubt yourself and make you hesitant to say yes? Today I’m sharing a personal heartfelt story where one ‘yes’ changed my life and helped me become more confident.

Read on to find out how I did it and don’t miss the amazing Sweepstakes for a chance to win up to $500 VISA gift card at the end of this post.

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As women, we are often bogged down by multiple responsibilities and sometimes focusing on your career can take a backseat.  

There are so many challenges that we face on a daily basis and the dilemma of whether to say yes to an exciting proposal or that dream job that we have always wanted can be a constant struggle.

Today I would like to talk about something that is really personal to me, which I haven’t shared with many people. As I was sitting down for lunch the other day, I was reflecting on my blogging journey and how my decisions helped me to grow.

When I started blogging, I was looking for a way to let out my creativity. I used to follow a lot of food, travel as well as fashion bloggers and absolutely loved seeing what they had to share.

I also knew that influencer marketing is a pretty lucrative career for people who are really successful in it. But honestly, I never even considered making money from it because I did not have faith or confidence in me.

You see, I have always been that girl who has been shy and who was always afraid to speak up. Out of the many doubts that I had, these were a few things that always crossed my mind – Will I be able to do it? What if I fail? What if it ends up going nowhere?

But after speaking to my husband I decided to go ahead and start a blog. After all, the only worst thing than failing is not giving things a try. When I first began this online venture, I was skeptical about my approach. But I knew I wanted to inspire people through my food & travel posts and maybe brighten up their days.

 

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Being a social media influencer is also not an easy task and it is very easy to get demotivated when you don’t get the desired results. I have seen so many talented bloggers who just stopped blogging – maybe because they got better opportunities elsewhere, got busy or maybe they were just disappointed with their results.

So what did I do that made me more Confident?

My ‘Moment of Yes’ was when I got that first email from a PR company saying that I was invited to a food event in New York City and to help them promote it through my blog and social media. Although it wasn’t a paid gig at that time, I was nonetheless happy that my work is getting noticed.

But I was a little hesitant to even reply to that email. What if I don’t deliver the expected results? Plus it was definitely something that was out of my comfort zone.

After a lot of thought, I decided to say yes and give it my best shot! That for me was my ‘Moment of Yes’ and after that, I have never looked back. 

It’s like I got a boost in my confidence and I got more serious about blogging. As my blog grew, I decided to take up courses – some paid while some free and tried to up my game. I believe that dedication and hard work is what it takes to carve your own path.

 

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The Power of Saying ‘YES’

As women, we need to stop saying no and say yes to life! Sure, it may not always be possible to say yes to everything. But if it’s something that you really desire, just go for it!

Similarly, I would like to tell you not to hold yourself back. Maybe you won’t get the results that you are expecting right away, maybe you won’t get the support that you deserve. But don’t let that affect your confidence.

Thinking of going out with your girlfriends for dinner? Say Yes! Planning to send that email to a potential client? Say Yes! Starting a new venture that has always scared you? Yes! Want to follow your passion? Yes! Want to learn a hobby that you’ve always wanted to? Yes! 

If something is constantly on your mind and you can’t decide, just go for it! Trust me, you’ll be happy that you did it.

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What has been your ‘Moment of Yes’ in your life? I would love to know what has helped you to be more confident in life.

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12 Comments

  • lynne hoareau

    October 18, 2017

    Yes, I totally agree with you. Sometimes I feel it also helps for personal growth, maybe stepping out from one’s comfort zone. Have a beautiful week. 🙂 x

    • smilingnotes

      October 18, 2017

      Very true, Lynne. It does help for our own personal growth and confidence. Thank you so much and have a wonderful week ahead too.

  • Prerna

    October 18, 2017

    Glad you took the plunge and decided to start the blog.. I love reading your posts. Sometimes you say things that I want to say so it’s nice to know there are people like me out there. My ‘Yes’ moment was when I decided to move to Mumbai alone. I was stepping out of the comforts of home and I was skeptical. But it was the best decision I made because I got to learn to be independent and responsible for my own actions. Living alone teaches you so many things and I am glad I decided to do so!

    • smilingnotes

      October 18, 2017

      Thank you so much for your words of appreciation, Prerna. I must say you are really brave to move to a city where you were completely alone. I have never done that and I can never even imagine the kind of challenges that come along with it. But it’s so great to know that it helped you be more confident & independent! XoXo

  • anroworld

    October 19, 2017

    I am happy you followed your yes wish. I also try to follow my own, I started my blogging because I wanted to write and share thoughts, I always had a dream to film and I have my youtube channel. Recently I opened my world of still image and my photos are available at shutterstock and that’s just the beginning. I did write a book, which is going to be self-published soon, and this is also just a start. I love creating and I dream of quiting and devote myself fully to my hobbies,. I feel inspired by you, dear Shamira, and actually find you a fascinating person whom I would love to meet one day. Moreover, your food recipes and your attitude towards healthy food is perfect. Not to mention, your amazing and light writing style, it makes me read and read…you definitely have to write some cook book or something…I know it is scaring, but you are going to be extremely popular…and I can be brave enough to offer you a couple of unique Ukrainian recipes…how about creating a book of international American/Ukrainian recipes, I bet it can be bestseller…I am again inspired!!

    • smilingnotes

      October 19, 2017

      Your comment just made my day, Ann! Your hardworking and dedication has always inspired me. I can see your passion in everything that you do – whether it’s your photos on shutterstock or your YouTube channel or even your site. I’m eagerly waiting for your book. A cookbook has been on my mind ever since you mentioned it. Just have to take the plunge! And I would be delighted to collab with you and include Ukrainian recipes! Now that sounds really amazing!! ?

      • anroworld

        October 19, 2017

        Oh, you are the sweetest as you recipes, dear Shamira! I would love to collab with you, thank you for your readiness and greatest words! I am thrilled!!!!!
        Oh, I am sorry but it seems I missed your giveaway competition, I didn’t see your email! Opps…

        • smilingnotes

          October 19, 2017

          Aww thanks my dear ? Always a pleasure! And oh as for the giveaway, it’s only open for United States. Really sorry about that ?

          • anroworld

            October 20, 2017

            Oh, it’s ok! Thank you, dear Shamira!

  • MyCulinarySaga

    October 20, 2017

    Beautiful 🙂 thanks for sharing and so true we dont do so many things we wish to just because we are too afraid of the consequences. Result is that we miss out on so much fun and good opportunities.

    • smilingnotes

      October 20, 2017

      That is so true, my dear. Fear of failure can often hamper our growth. I’m so glad you liked my post.

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