Ep #184: Why You Need a YES Plan

If fail plans and failing your way to success shuts you down, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for.

Fact is, failure is required for success, but our minds put up brick walls every time we try to dive in.
And then I discovered this fabulous Jedi mind trick – it’s exactly what you need, what we all need, to finally take action that stretches the hell out of us, and leads to a path of not just success. But incredible empowerment, resilience, and a freakishly deep level of self-trust.

The success that comes with it becomes the sprinkles on top. Grab your notebooks and get ready to make your YES plan.

The doors to Free to Paid Coach are officially open! If you’re ready to learn the foundational concepts of confidence that get you from being a free coach to a paid coach who makes six figures and beyond, join us right now! 

What You’ll Learn:
  • How failure is like a protection plan for success
  • Why success does not create confidence
  • Why confidence is something you have to create outside of success
  • How to identify ways you’re saying yes and turning it into internal punishment
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You are listening to episode 184 of The Confident Coaches Podcast, the one where you make a yes plan. Let’s go. 

Welcome to TheConfident Coaches Podcast, a place for creating the self-confidence you need to do your best work as a life coach. If you want to bring more boldness, more resilience, and more joy to your work, this is the place for you. I’m Amy Latta, let’s dive in.

Well, hello there, coach. I’m really excited to share what I’m going to share with you today because I think it’s going to flip a switch for a lot of minds out there that are listening right now. 

This episode is especially for people who literally cringe if you run whenever you hear the words failure is required to succeed. You can’t succeed unless you fail. We’re going to fail our way to success if every time you hear that, you kind of shrivel up and die just a little bit inside. 

This episode is real, because I know this is true. I know we can coach you every which way until Sunday. I know that we can point out that. I know you can logically see that failure is a step there and I can pull out all the examples of every successful person who’s ever existed and the failures that we don’t either know about or focus on once they become successful. I know that we can do this, but something literally just locks up in our minds and we become unable to move forward or do the things that we really need to do. 

It’s like you will dance around being successful rather than just dive right into the failure, even though we know that’s the path. So we’re going to talk about failing your way to success through a completely new lens. So this is definitely a grab some pen and paper. There are some notes to take here. I’m very excited about sharing this And a lot of it comes from. 

Like you all know, I love a good fail challenge. I’ve talked about it multiple times on the podcast. It’s literally written into the Path to 100k Mastermind program. After you answer what’s working for you and what you really love, and then we identify what’s not working for you and what you don’t love, and then step three of the Path to 100k processes, we start taking epic action, and epic action is action that is driven to fail, like we are purposely taking failing action, this action that we know is probably not going to work, but we’re going to try it. We’re going to see what’s working, what’s not working, and now let’s try like a hundred more things so that we can keep adding to those lists, like the purpose is to fail. The purpose is to experience rejection, to build our confidence, to try things that we wouldn’t normally try, and to see if we can figure out the thing that’s going to work that we haven’t been able to land on. To try things that you might be brilliant at, you’ve just never done them before. 

We’ve done multiple podcasts on this. As I’ve already said, we did a whole podcast with Krista St-Germain last year on here. It was this one I know for sure, episode 161, how to fail and feel the deep feels, and she talked specifically about her experiment to fail for 90 days straight. This was her master coach training project, which was like purposely failing every day for 90 days. I’ve talked about fail plans, and taking epic action in multiple episodes. I have talked about this with my close friends list on Instagram, so if you are not a close friend on Instagram, I’ll share with you later how to become one. But if you’ve ever seen stories for me that have a green circle instead of a hot pink circle, that’s going only to my close friends, and I think it was December or towards the end of last year, I was sharing like failing my way to, and I shared a bunch of my fails with my close friends. 

So we’re going to update this conversation, we’re going to talk about it through a new lens, and this is where Shonda Rhimes enters the conversation. You’re all like, wait, what? Why is Shonda coming in? So if you don’t know, Shonda is a super famous television showrunner and writer. Even if you don’t know her name, you have for sure heard of some of her work. 

She created Gray’s Anatomy, which was started in 2005 and I’m recording this in 2023. So a show that’s still on the air 18 years later. She’s the creator and main writer of Gray’s Anatomy. She did Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Bridgerton, and the latest and greatest Queen Charlotte of Bridgerton stories on Netflix. This is literally a third of everything that she’s created in the world. 

Just a few of the massively successful shows this woman has created, and she’s really, really good at it. This is her genius and she has this phrase. I’m getting ready to talk about her book and what was part of the inspiration for this episode of you know first, only different, that she is a black woman who has created some of the most successful shows in television history. That the rarity of that, you know she’s so good at this and yet she’s literally blazed pathways that were not previously open. Just astounding her level of success. She’s really good at what she does and she uses what she’s good at to actually protect herself from rejection and failure. I thought this was really, really fascinating. We’re gonna get into so we’re gonna get into a little bit more about how I know this, but I just found this super fascinating. 

You know, you would think somebody who’s achieved this level of success in an industry where there are way more players than success stories right, you would assume that these people would be brazenly competent, right, but we’ve been on this road before coaches, we’ve had this conversation multiple times. I feel like you never, ever, ever, ever believed me. But I promise you, success does not create confidence. 

Success will not make you confident. You can have a ton of success and still feel like it’s all gonna go away, that you aren’t worthy of it, that somebody’s gonna come take it from you, that it was all a fluke, that you can’t possibly keep recreating it. Confidence and success do not go hand in hand.

Confidence is something you have to build separately, outside of any success that you create. Frequently, becoming extraordinarily confident will lead to success. The confidence comes first, okay, so all of this conversation and the whole point of this podcast came from the fact that Shonda wrote a book. So she’s known for her television series, she’s written a couple of movies, but she also wrote a book called The Year of Yes. 

Now, some of you might have heard of this because it ain’t new. It came out in 2016. We’re talking it’s 2023. Now It’s seven years old. I just listened to it this past weekend after falling in love with what she created in Queen Charlotte, which, may I say, I do believe Queen Charlotte was significantly better than either two Bridgerton series. So if you never saw Bridgerton, don’t worry about it. Go watch Queen Charlotte. It’s a really exceptionally well-written and well-acted period piece and I watched it this past weekend. 

I’ve been meaning to listen to her book and I was so like reading articles or something led me to like this woman’s really fascinating to me. I’ve been meaning to read that book, so let me go do that. So I listened to it. 

So, to be very clear, I didn’t read the book. I actually listened to the audiobook, which she does read. It’s a perfectly fine book. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever read. I think this is one of those books where, if you’re not familiar with coaching at all, it will blow your mind. But since I’ve been a coach for over 10 years now, there’s a lot of stuff in there that was like, yeah, this tracks right, but there were still some really good nuggets. You know, it’s a pretty easy read with some solid nuggets of inspiration. It’s certainly not a waste of your time by any means. 

And the whole point of the book starts with a story that she talks about Thanksgiving back, I think 10 years ago. I think it’s 2013. I could be wrong on that, but Thanksgiving 2013 and her eldest sister just kind of off the cuff, says you just, you always say no or you never say yes. I’m already messing it up. I’m already doing a terrible job of recounting. I think it was you never say yes, and it landed on her for one of the first times of really understanding. So by 2013 she’s already created half of the shows I mentioned, right? She’s already massively successful. She’s already winning awards and being invited to places And she always said no. 

She always said no. She was an introvert, she had a lot of social anxiety, was very self-conscious, and had a lot of worries about her weight. So this massively successful showrunner in Hollywood who blazed trails was completely happy to say no to all of these invitations and just stay home. 

Now, listen, I can relate to a lot of this. You know, I’ve mentioned recently my recent diagnosis of ADHD. I’m now taking medication for that and my anxiety levels have gone way down. I’ve experienced a lot of social anxiety myself. Not that I have anxiety, but it was a side effect of having unmedicated, untreated ADHD for me and I would much rather just not to. It’s so much easier not to do things. It’s so much easier to ignore the invite or to say, oh, I got something else going on, like I’m related to her right out of the gate. 

So, after being called up by one of her older sisters, she decided to embark on drum roll, please. The year of yes, obviously, the whole point of the book, listening to her year of yes. This was just another way of approaching a fail plan, an epic action plan. 

What if you created a yes plan? So she had some key points and we’re gonna go through them one by one. So definitely make sure you have your pens and papers out or just listen first and then come back and re-listen to actually get some of the some of the coaching questions I’m gonna throw out you. But just really kind of like listen right now. 

What would a yes plan look like? What if we approached this through a different doorway? And it’s one of the reasons why I created this podcast episode because the book in and of itself is not a book on how. It’s not a how-to on saying yes. It’s not a primer on creating the things you are going to say yes to. It’s her story of saying yes over the course of a year, how she came out on the other side in an entirely different place, a more confident person. There are some key takeaways that she gave that I’m borrowing to expand on from more of like a coaching session. So you’re not going to get that from the book, but the book is definitely inspiring. 

What if we take the key takeaways she had and turn that into how can we use those takeaways to create a yes plan for every single one of you that’s listening right now, I really want to reiterate your yes plan is the same exact thing as a fail plan, the same exact thing as an epic action plan. We can use all of these phrases interchangeably and they all mean the same thing. 

I’m not talking about three different things. I don’t care what you call yours, but if yes plan gets you out of your but I don’t want to fail mentality, then run with that. I always like to meet people where they are. Of course, I’m going to meet you with, maybe like a little boot ready to kick in the ass a little bit if I need to. But if a yes plan works for you as opposed to a fail plan or an epic action plan, then let’s create your yes plan. But also the yes plan idea gave me some better questions to ask you to help you create it, no matter what you call it. Ok, all right. 

So here’s how we’re going to do this. First of all, let’s start with the obvious place. The obvious starting point is so number one what things she normally said no thank you to, that she would now say yes to. These are opportunities in front of you right now, things you are already saying no to out of a lack of comfort, out of shyness, or out of any number of reasons that you can start saying yes to. Yes to invitations to speak, yes to in-person networking or online networking, yes to posting the 30-day offer challenge that I have in Free to Paid Coach, yes to raising your hand to coaching in Free to Paid Coach, or yes to saying yes to that coach like me, hello, that you just feel and are vibing with something that you’ve been saying no to for a long time that you can start saying yes to. 

It could be yes to engaging when people comment or like your posts or asking questions or follow-up questions, like opportunities that are literally right in front of you right now that you see all of the time that you are routinely saying no to. What are some other super easy, right in front of you ways to say yes? This is the simplest place to start when you’re creating a yes plan is what are you currently saying no to? 

That you’re very aware I’m saying no to these things and the next time they come around, I’m going to say yes. So what’s that list? 

OK, so the next thing, number two, and to me this is the next level of saying what to say yes to. What do you think about? What have you gotten an idea about? What things have flittered across your mind at times and your instinct is, oh, I can’t do that. 

So these ones may not be quite so obvious, and I’m going to really ask you to be on to yourself here and really pay attention to when you find yourself saying things Oh, I’m just not good enough, I’m not smart enough for that, I’m not pretty enough for that. Oh, I could never be good at that. 

So, see how this is a little bit different than just like, what are you currently saying no to? These are things that flitter across. These may not be things that are top of mind. These are things I want you to be on the lookout for. 

So let’s give an example. Maybe you’ve had the idea of just offering one off or one month coaching, because you’ve been offering isn’t working And it’s not generally what I would coach you to do. But you just kind of have this idea of maybe I should just go sell some one-off sessions. But your instinct goes oh, I can’t do that, because that’s not what they say. I might do that wrong. All the experts say to do this. Instead, what if you said yes to those things, even if it may not be what the expert says, even if you may not be very good at it, even if your instinct is, oh, I can’t do that. What if you can do that? What if you said yes to those things? 

We had a really great conversation in Path to 100k just today on this very thing of what things are you saying, oh, I can’t do that for any number of reasons. Right, I’m not talented enough. One of the biggest reasons we’ll go oh, I can’t do that is because, oh, that’s not what the biggest guru that I’ve been paying attention to has said. Like, how many things are you not doing right now? How many things have you been saying no to? Because? well, Amy said this Why don’t you start saying yes to those things? Why not? I just suddenly had this like like fuck it, why not give it a try? 

The worst thing that’s going to happen is it’s not going to work. The worst thing that’s going to happen, is you’re going to find out. No, that isn’t really what I do. One of the best things that could happen is you could have a hell of a lot of fun doing it and you might figure out a way to make it work, and it could go completely against any coaching that I’ve ever given, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. 

This, to me, is probably one of my like. It’s probably the least comfortable for us as humans, but it’s probably my favorite because this is where you’re going to get some serious growth, where you’re consciously going against a belief about yourself which is very different than the first category, which is like I don’t want to do that. Like the first category, number one is more like I want to do that. This one is more like I don’t think I can do that. 

All right, so number three Now we’re going to flip the table upside down. What do you not like in your life that you are currently saying yes to right now? So this is a little twist where are you saying yes to that you don’t actually want to be saying yes to? 

So in the book, Shonda used an example of she didn’t like that. She was over a hundred pounds overweight but she talked to friends about weight loss. She specifically talks about she didn’t want to eat salads because she likes barbecue ribs. She didn’t want to learn to love exercising versus not exercising. She didn’t really want to learn not to turn to food when she was feeling a lot of emotions, which she talks about in the book, about being I don’t know that she uses the phrase emotional overeater, but she talks quite a bit about using food when she was feeling so terrible and she was saying yes to that. 

Her conclusion was she was saying yes to being fat by saying yes to barbecue ribs and eating food to help with her emotions. Now I want to be really clear that we could have an entire conversation about fatness and weight loss and I don’t really love that conversation, but that’s not really what this talk is about right here. 

It really is more about what are you currently saying yes to that you don’t want to? Are you saying yes to being unbooked? Are you saying yes to being unpaid, unprofitable, unprosperous, and how is that showing up? What things do you see yourself doing or not doing that are your way of saying yes to what you don’t want? So this could be as simple as you’re not making offers, you know you’re saying yes to being unpaid because you’re not making offers. You’re saying yes to being unprofitable and unpaid because you’re not asking current clients for referrals, you’re not asking them to renew, you’re not getting out there and meeting new people and nurturing relationships. Like you’re saying yes to being unbooked because you are unwilling to meet new people or up until now you’ve been unwilling to meet new people. 

Here’s one that popped up for me when I was thinking about this myself. This is kind of part of like unprosperous How I’ve been saying yes, so we’re gonna get a like tree of trust here. Everybody lean in, we’re in the true trust. How I’ve been saying yes to being unprosperous because I haven’t been going to bed. When I say I’m gonna be going to bed Now, this could be an entirely different conversation. If you’ve heard of the term “revenge procrastination” I’ve never shared this before, but something since my ADHD diagnosis has come up I realized that I was doing Revenge procrastination is when people stay up late to enjoy leisure activities, even though they know they need to sleep. 

Oh hello, Amy, have you met yourself? It’s a thing you can look it up. We could probably do a podcast episode on it. But it’s this whole idea of like you are not listening to yourself because it’s the only free time, it’s the only brain. For me, it was the only brain space I could get was at the end of the day, everybody else was in bed. I know I need to go to bed, but I’m choosing. I’m saying yes to less sleep, which means I’m saying yes to being unprosperous. If I want to be more prosperous in my business, I need to start saying yes to sleep. I need to go to bed and keep those leisure activities outside of bedtime. So I know it’s a little bit upside down, but what are those things right now for you? What are you currently saying yes to? That you don’t want to be and what’s the opposite of that? That’s what you want to put on your guess plan. 

Okay, so the next area of where to say yes in your yes plan is saying yes to no. I know it’s so fun, right? Like Amy, I need like a decoder ring to understand some of these concepts, some of these sentences coming out of your mouth saying yes to no, which is basically where are you saying yes right now because you’re avoiding a difficult conversation Like where should you be saying no? 

So this is a little bit different than number three. Number four is more external. This is where you’re probably people-pleasing. You don’t want to upset someone. You know what if you said yes to having the difficult conversation? What if you said yes to telling people no, I’m not going to do that. So number three is more about like what you are doing to yourself, and it’s more of an internal conversation. This is more of an external conversation. You’re currently saying yes to people. You’re currently putting other people’s needs ahead of yours. So you need to start saying yes to telling them. 

No, you picking up what I’m throwing down here. I know you are, I know you are, I know hello, people pleasers of America. Like, what boundaries do you need to set with other people? Do you need to tell your family that these are my work hours? Do not disturb me unless there is blood shooting out of your head. Do not knock on that door. 

I really wish I could set a boundary with Lou. I can’t even tell you how many times he’s come in and out of this office since I hit record. I’ve even had to say, Lou, go lay down while I’ve been talking to you. Like what’s currently sucking out all of your energy and it’s not even for you? 

Can you say no to chairing that fundraiser when everybody expects you to run it? Can you say no to attending every single event associated with that organization? Can you step back in a couple places? Where can you say yes to no in your life, right now, this, right here? 

It’s so interesting when I think about number three and number four, because one is an internal conversation and you have to be really like willing to love yourself, and we’re gonna get to that in just a moment. The other one requires you to be okay that other people will be upset with you. One is like you’re kind of like you’re punishing yourself in both instances, but one is like this internal punishment where you are allowing yourself to kind of ramrod over you, and the other one is where you’re allowing other people to do that to you. Okay, I know, I know, I know How’s your list looking? Is it getting long? 

At this point, I was like oh, so before I get to the last two, there are only two more. I want to interject real quick that this was really helpful for me to come up with ideas, like the fail plan. I’ve approached this very differently in the past in terms of like, okay, what can I ask for that people will probably say no to, and I just feel like this is this. This allowed my brain to come up with more areas of what I’ve been avoiding that will require me to fail, most likely because I may not be that great at having difficult conversations. I may not be that great at sticking to going to bed by X time and not staying up later than I want to. I might fail at that, but I never thought of these ideas in my fail plan before. So, I hope these questions are helping you as much as they helped me. 

Okay, so these last two are a little less business-y, but they were a very key point in Shonda’s book and I think they have a ton of merit here. 

So number five is where can you say yes to real friendships? Are you willing to show up in your communities? So I’m not saying can you say yes to friends, as in you should be saying no to them. You don’t actually want to hang out with them. No, no, no. I’m talking about being real in your friendships, having friendships in your life that are based on the reality of who you actually are, not because you’re people-pleasing. Hello, I know, I know So, as, for instance, one of the new things coming to Free to Paid Coach is I am creating a database for a coaching exchange and referrals. 

You know we’ve got 150 people in that program and it just continues to grow. And you know, keeping track of who people are and allowing them to possibly reach out to one another for peer coaching. And this is coming up for some people and I even just coached on it that some people won’t want to put their name on this coaching exchange because, well then, people are going to see the real me and they may not like what they see, this idea that people who accept me for who I actually am, they’re actually super rare. 

But here’s the interesting thing that’s not even true. It is the other way around. People don’t have to be just like you to love you. Most of my friends are incredibly different than I am, though we do have some things that do crossover, but I think about even my business bestie. We have so much in common, but we are very distinctive and very different people. 

So what point number five is asking of you is it’s requiring you to say yes to real relationships, to bring you fully realized to the relationships, to let go of people who you’ve been saying yes to that maybe you shouldn’t have, who don’t love you for who you are, who do want you to be something different than how you’ve been showing up. 

There are lots of people who want me to stop cussing and to stop sharing politics, and there’s definitely been rooms where I have made myself small or have not shown up as myself, but I don’t do that anymore. So this is one thing I’ve already done and now I’m offering that it can be part of your yes plan. What’s too important to you to not show to the world? 

My real friends may or may not be the same, but they love me, even though they know I’m going to bring that to the table. So where might you reach out, even if it’s not in business? 

Where can you say yes to real friendship in your life, with the real being you bringing your real self? What if that becomes part of your yes plan? I know, I know, right? We really don’t think about how we think we are avoiding failure. This has to do more with, probably, rejection because you can fail without being rejected, but there is a lot of failure where rejection comes along from the ride where we’re literally saying this is who I am, love me. 

So are there people in your life that you might need to let go? Are there people that you want to become real friends with and you’ve hesitated to and you want to establish real relationships because you’re not sure if they will accept you for who you are and you just can’t handle the idea of being fake with yet one more person? These are some things to put on your yes plan. I know I really like this one too, even though it feels kind of horrible and uncomfortable. 

Okay, last one … where can you say yes to love? All right, so this isn’t so much about like saying yes to going on a date or like to your spouse or your partner. So being so honest with yourself and others about who and what you really are, what you really want, because you say yes to loving you. 

So this might look like you know, accepting help when it’s offered, because you don’t assume you’re putting people out or that you need to be the one person who does it all. You have said yes to loving yourself in a way where you no longer require that you be superhuman, saying yes to accepting compliments and not being self-deprecating or rebutting compliments that come your way, like you love yourself enough to receive love that’s coming at you and say thank you and smile with appreciation. 

So you can see that kind of like some of the earlier ones before. Number five is about being real externally with people and letting them love the real you. 

And number six is like letting you love the real you and this honestly like isn’t this the work right here? To love yourself enough to say yes to what lights you up and to what serves you. Like really loving yourself so much that you know that you’re going to have your own back. You know that, no matter what happens, you love yourself enough and you are real enough with the people in your life and that they will be there to support you no matter what happens. 

Okay, so circling back around to that trust thing that I brought up earlier, a client in Path 100K is creating a trust plan. Same thing because it’s a fail plan for her, because she trusts herself so little. So where hasn’t she been trusting herself and what’s the yes to be had there? 

So there was another way of maybe asking yourself where am I not trusting me to make decisions, to show up in my business, of what I’m capable of? Because those might be opportunities to say yes as well and to add to your yes plan. She is also a super brilliant coach. 

Part of this is our fear of feeling criticized, the fear of rejection, fear of people not liking us or telling us that you know, I don’t like this part of you. I literally have people who are like I just can’t handle listening to you because you cuss, or I really wish you would stop talking about, you know, police brutality or whatever in your social media page and I’m just like, okay, that’s fine. So there’s a lot of criticism coming my way. That’s something that I found really interesting that this client was sharing was the idea that you can’t feel criticized in a regulated system. 

So we’re talking about, like, your nervous system too. So don’t forget, the nervous system work and I know we’ve had some episodes around that. We want to bring that along for the ride. 

Okay, shame only exists in a dysregulated system. When she said those words, it like literally blew my mind. I was like what? What shame only exists in a dysregulated system? 

We’ve had these conversations before. They are simple things that you can do and I do teach them in my programs. Simple things that you can do to help your nervous system re-regulate itself, calm down, come back to center, bring like bring your anxiety down. There are breathing techniques, there’s, you know, somatic work that you can do. There are entire fields of study about this. 

My interview with Victoria last year was around this work also, so that’s another great episode to listen to. So don’t forget that work too, because a lot of what this is going to open you up to the possibility of rejection, the possibility of being criticized or feeling criticized, the possibility of experiencing more shame that you can’t feel criticized in a regulated system, and shame only exists in a dysregulated system. You keep that nervous system regulated as best as you can and keep practicing that alongside this and you will get so much farther. 

And also, if you want one other resource, maybe like why this is something worth doing and that’s throwing the R word … rejection. I believe we talked about this in Krista St-Germain’s interview. If you remember, 100 Days of Rejection is a really great TED Talk by Jai Jiang and he wrote a book called Rejection Proof and it’s all the same thing. He’s talking about a rejection challenge. It’s the same thing as a yes plan is the same thing as a trust plan. It’s all the same thing. He said yes to being rejected every day like he famously shares about asking for a “burger refill,” like every single day. He just asked the most outlandish things, knowing that he’d most likely get rejected, but sometimes he didn’t get rejected, so it’s a very similar thing. 

So you want to watch a TED Talk and maybe get some more ideas around if you really want to dip your toes into the water, there’s so much evidence, there’s so much proof out there that the more you open yourself up, you will become so much more powerful. 

Shonda talked about it extensively in her book I have experienced it myself. Krista talked about it in her episode. Jai Jiang talks about it in his book and his TED Talk. I don’t mean to sound like I’m beating a dead horse here, but I will keep pounding this drum because it’s just another way to talk about the same thing. You become more sure of yourself, you love yourself more, become more resilient, way more confident. It is the path to success. 

And what if you make this year, this year, our collective year of yes? I know it’s mid-May, but why not start now? Make your yes plan. Follow me as a close friend on Instagram. So the way that you do that is you have to be following me on Instagram @iamamylatta and then you need to send me a direct message, a DM, that you want to be added to my close friends list. I have to manually add you. You can’t do it yourself. You have to be following me and then I have to add you and you’ll know that you’re a close friend whenever you see stories that have a green ring instead of a pink ring on Instagram. 

And we’re going to do a yes plan our way through the rest of this year. What do you think? Let’s do this. I mean, I think I’ve shared this on the podcast already and if I haven’t, In 11 more months I’m going to be 50 years old. This is my path to 50. This is my year of yes. So, like, come along for the ride, even though it’s like mid-May to next April-ish. 

What if doing a yes plan not January to December is one of the yes plan items? What if we did it wrong? What if we started it whenever the hell we wanted to? I do want to say, I reserve the right if I need to take this to another format, maybe a Facebook group or something. Just make sure you’re connected with me on the close friends list in case we move this someplace else or it becomes a thing. Right now it’s just going to be an informal thing, but I want you to join me. 

You work on a yes plan with me. Connect with me on social media. Connect with me on Instagram at @iamamylatta. Find this podcast post in the comments, say yes to the yes plan and I will know that you are in. 

We were going to do this together and I can’t wait to see what you create. Such an honor to talk with you every single week. 

I can’t wait to see what you create in this world. I’ll talk to you next week.

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Thanks so much for listening to The Confident Coaches Podcast. I invite you to learn more. Come visit me at amylatta.com and until next week, let’s go do epic stuff.

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