Say “Yes”

I’m a homebody. It’s not that I don’t love to go out, but you are much more likely to find me at home with a glass of wine and some cable TV than you are to find me journeying across Manhattan — hopping from event to event.

But it might be time for a change.

I had a long talk with a coworker this week that really made me think. He was an intern last semester and was officially hired on my first day. He told me that the one rule I should live by this summer is to never say “no.”

Never say “no” when a coworker invites you to lunch, drinks after work or some sort of event. Go anywhere and everywhere you can. Saying “no” only limits you. “Yes” will open doors.

Earlier that day I had received an email alerting all of Mashable that the company had been given five tickets to see Amy Poehler speak that night.

We get millions of emails a day and although I read them all I feel as if some do not apply to me. I instantly dismissed this particular email. There is no way that they let the interns go I thought.

I was wrong.

The coworker who had given me the advice emailed me and told me he had secured three tickets. I learned from him that Mashable has a strict policy when it comes to anything we are given. It’s first come first serve for everyone — even the interns. I was invited to go.

So I said yes. And that is how I got to sit this close to Amy Poehler.


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