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041: If It’s Not A Hell Yes, It’s A No

As we settle into 2019, Dorothy is rolling out and sticking to a new rule in her decision-making process: to honor her own time and only pursue the opportunities that make her go “Hell yes!”, rather than spread herself thin over a bunch of commitments that could be worthwhile but she nonetheless doesn’t feel so sure about. In this episode, she’ll explain why her experiences in 2018 pushed her to pare down her activities and why it doesn’t benefit even the most devoted, hardworking person to overextend themselves.

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Show Notes:

  • How Dorothy realized she needed to put a reasonable limit on her commitments.
  • Recognizing that energy is a finite resource and there that there are only so many things we can fully commit to.
  • What Dorothy took away from CD Baby founder Derek Sivers’ own difficulties balancing his options.
  • Why the choice you make may—and should—come down to what you feel in your heart.
  • Go over your schedule and figure out which opportunities actually make you go “Hell yes!”


If you would like Dorothy to hold you accountable for your 2019 resolutions, she invites you to DM her on Instagram @dorothyillson!

About the author, Dorothy

Dorothy Illson is the founder of Needle's Eye Media, a full-service Facebook advertising agency. She's also the host of Do Well & Do Good, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of people who have created financial success and leveraged it to increase their positive impact on the world.

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