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The Inside Story Podcast with April Adams Pertuis

Dec 2, 2020

When was the last time you said YES to YOU?

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that for us women, our excuses are plentiful when it comes to doing something for ourselves. Sure, saying yes to others may come easily to us. But saying yes to ourselves is a totally different matter. Which brings me to the story I’m sharing on the Podcast today about a big decision I made to say YES to an amazing and life-changing trip for me, and the Red Dress that completely changed my perspective in 2020.

Listen in as I share with you:

  • The invitation my friend Hayley extended to me, to join her in Paris for an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime trip
  • The excuses I kept coming up with so I could say no to the trip. I’m pretty sure the excuses will sound familiar — most women say the same excuses when big things come their way!
  • A seemingly trivial choice between a yellow and a red dress, that ultimately affected, in a symbolic way, how I made decisions for myself (and my family!) this 2020
  • The red dress mentality I gained from the entire experience that has driven me to really live my life on purpose
  • How I stepped into the newer version of myself, like a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly that can no longer go back to its old skin
  • An invitation to join me and Hayley in Paris, in 2021

If there is one thing 2020 has taught all of us, it’s that we only get one life to live. Let’s not wait for that special moment to wear our red dresses, because just being alive is already a special occasion. Carpe diem, as the saying goes seize the day! Be brave and bold and learn to say YES to you! And in the end, that decision to say yes will make all the difference.


Ready to take on the Paris experience, or want to learn more? Send me an email at or visit for details about this amazing trip and let’s wear our red dresses together! 

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