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9 Ways To Rebound From Rejection


9 Ways To Rebound From Rejection


You’re a mission-driven entrepreneur.  Whatever you choose to call yourself whether it’s a coach, a consultant, a creative, or a wellness practitioner there is ONE word that you often give more power to than any other. You can allow it to ruin your day, your week or even your entire business.

The word is NO.

You may use it as fodder to doubt your abilities and dampen your hope. Many entrepreneurs have given up, given in and quit their dream because of this one word.  Believe me, I’ve been discouraged and bummed out too.

Because we are mission-driven we are heavily invested in our business and our clients. We know we can really help people and we throw our heart and soul into our service. It’s our dream to make a big difference.

I wish I could tell you that the no’s will eventually stop, or that they shouldn’t affect you. But I don’t believe it. When you are passionate about what you’re doing, of course, they are going to affect you. The thing is to remember to keep picking yourself up and dusting yourself off.

Why am I writing to you today? 

Because I know that you’ve got something this world needs. Your business and the service/products you offer are important. And in time they will make an impact. Know that I believe in you, and I hope you use this as a reminder to keep going and stay the course.

What can you do to lessen the impact? Here are nine ideas to help you reframe your response:

  • Realize they are not rejecting you as a person. They are saying no to your offering.
  • Keep rejection in perspective. One person's opinion does not need to define who you are. Don't let your self-worth depend upon the opinions of others.
  • Reword the response in your mind to “not right now” or “it’s not right for me” or “I don’t see the value yet” or “I don’t believe it will work for me”.
  • Understand you are in good company. Every, and I do mean every, successful entrepreneur has heard countless no’s too.
  • Choose to believe that every no takes you closer to a yes.
  • Decide to learn from the rejection. Perhaps the message is that you need to improve how you offer your services and ask for business. Use the ‘no’ as an opportunity to grow and do better.
  • Collect the no’s, and after you collect 10, reward yourself with a little something special.  For example, you could buy yourself flowers or a fun movie night with your family.
  • Stay connected to your big “why”. It's the reason you started in the first place. Have something you can see or touch close at hand as a continual reminder. For example, maybe it’s a memory captured in a photo, a vision board or some writing that you’ve done that captures the essence of your motivation.
  • Keep your success or celebration file up to date and refer to it when you get discouraged. 

9 Ways To Rebound From Rejection

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