Do you suffer from ‘Yes-itis’?

I suffered from ‘yes-itis’ and realized after years of suffering with it, it was time to start saying ‘no‘.

I was a mom that was continually being asked to be involved with different things: PTA president, Boy Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, Board positions, Committee positions and the list goes on and on. Several years ago I was saying yes to all of it. I loved helping out bit it was also taking a toll on my health and hindering the 100% commitment I had to my business.

I started practicing saying no. It takes practice for those of us that like to help others or like to be involved in multiple facets.  As I practiced saying ‘no’ I would add “Thanks for thinking of me but I will need to check my schedule and get back to you.”

When we work, work, work and say yes, yes, yes this is stressful for our mental state and our bodies. Toxic stress ramps up our appetite for comfort foods. Boy, this was the case for me in particular.

When I started saying ‘no’ it gave me time for me.

You see, I was affected with perfection-itis (is this a word lol) or you may call it perfectionism.

I always did strive to be the perfect mom, perfect wife, perfect employer, perfect employee, perfect friend, perfect house, you name it I wanted perfection.

I then realized I had to give that up and just work on progress and get to completion. It is still hard to do but I do my best.

I created my second company, Raw Bliss Wonder, with imperfection. It was extremely uncomfortable for me to not have all my ducks in a row before launching, but I did it anyway! J

I am happy to say that you, too, can have great success. If you are striving for success in business or your personal life, life’s conditions will never be as perfect as you desire. Just focus on what goal you want to achieve and begin working on it today! Remember, tiny action steps will put you closer to your goal.

permission to say no

permission to say no


Categories: Motivation

Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.


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