When Is a Hell Yes Not a Good Thing?

Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|When Is a Hell Yes Not a Good Thing?

We often hear that if it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no.

I share a different opinion.

I say: maybe it’s time to think again before proceeding. Why?

Because oftentimes these hell yesses that our first instincts jump at, don’t line up with our values or what we really want more of for ourselves.

I fall for this often. I’m always eager to learn new things so when I see new courses or opportunities, I think, Hell Yes! Yet, over recent years, I have come to consider how this HELL YES will impact my time and my other priorities.

Don’t stop saying Hell Yes, but perhaps it’s time to ask yourself if it aligns with your values before jumping right in.

Do you agree? Watch to learn more.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.


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