21/10/2014~SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014
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6. REJECTION IS GOOD FOR YOU.
One of the key things you must bear in mind is that just as much as you have a great idea or product, not everyone you meet will buy into it initially. There are a great number of people that will be excited and ready to help you drive the dream and there will also be prospective clients and customers that would want you to start as soon as possible so that they can benefit from what you’ve got to deliver, but you must also prepare your mind to meet those that would be hesitant to key into your dream and even those who would bluntly reject it.
I firmly believe that if you are not getting rejected then you are not working hard enough yet. Every single successful person I know had to face rejection, the big question is how do you turn it to your favour?
The folks at InsightSquared suggests the following:
- Don’t take it personally
- Expect it
- Be professional
- Ask Why
- Send a last minute proposal
- Talk to someone who’s into similar business
- Treat it as a necessary step
- Be persistent
- Stick to your routine
- Focus on the positives
- Never give up
But the most important thing I want you to bear in mind is that it is when you have such rejections that you actually sit down and look closely at your plan to ascertain if there are any flaws that requires urgent fixing. If everyone you meet gives a bold ‘yes’ that is great but the question is how many of those ‘yes’ or ‘great job’ are truly genuine? So you need a mixture of both yes and no to help you perfect your plan or product.
On a lighter note, someone once said “If anyone tells you they cannot see anything great in you or your idea, don’t worry, just give them a big hug and walk away cos’ life can be so difficult for the blind”.
So, expect a ‘NO’ once in a while and get better with it.
I value you!
Enjoy your day.