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You can say no. An old friend reached out to me asking if I wanted to join her business. This friend has a beautiful soul, so I know whatever business she has, it must be equally beautiful. Even still, I knew my answer right away: “No.” I thanked her for thinking of me, & that I am grateful to be fully living out my purpose & don’t have interest in joining her business. I wished her the best, told her she deserved it, & meant every word. /// The old Nikole would have freaked out at (a) saying no & (b) for being so direct about it. But this Nikole? This Nikole felt good about it. I know who I am. I know what I am here to do. And there’s no need to feel guilty about that. /// She messaged me back, & you know what she said? “Thank you.” In fact, she said: “Thank you for actually giving me an answer. You have no idea how much I love that. So many people say, “I’ll look at it and see” but I know they really mean no but they can’t come out & say it. So thank you. And thank you so much for your verbal support. It means a lot.” /// Me saying no didn’t make me a bad person or ruin her day. In fact, it blessed her day! And it blessed mine that she would think I’d be a good fit for her business (that’s a compliment!) & take the time out of her busy life to message me. The moral of the story? You can say no. You’re allowed to say no. People are blessed by your no. And you both can move on with your day with clean energy, zero guilt & without an empty promise hanging over your head. And you’ll feel much, much better for it. P.S. Did you know I’m hosting a LIVE training this coming Monday to spill the beans (wow, haven’t said that in ages) on how I grew my IG following from 900 to 10,000 in just a matter of months? It’s true! No ads. No boosting. No paid followers. I grew my following organically, authentically, & consistently - with 1,000+ new followers every month! And I want the same thing for you! Bigger platform = bigger reach, more opportunities, & a whole lotta open doors! Join me Monday to learn all about it! Link in bio!: @archlenzphotography
Nikole entrou no seminário logo depois de se formar na faculdade. Após entrar em uma igreja evangélica, ela começou a se preparar para virar pastora. “Eu senti como se tivesse encontrado minha vocação”, diz Nikole. Nesse período, ela se casou com John em 2009, teve três filhos com ele e, depois de um tempo, se separou. Ela começou a ficar desiludida com a profissão e até se questionou se era bissexual.