Turn that NO into NOW

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

I’ve heard the word no more times than I’ve heard yes and each time I hear it, I tell myself two things:

1. Greater is ahead

2. I’m not ready yet

Being rejected when asking for support is merely an opportunity for you to perfect your craft, gather your thoughts and get back to working on whatever it is you believe prevented you from getting a yes.

Instead of dwelling on the no, look at right now. Make the most of the opportunity RIGHT NOW because now is more important than ever for you to take it up a notch.  When we wait on getting back in routine towards our goal, we make room for doubt.

We allow non-working time to breed negative thoughts and discourage us from moving forward. When someone tells you NO, don’t be afraid to ask why. This will help you to gain clarity around what you need to do, if anything, to get a YES from the next person. Then in the meantime, try to re-visit a few things:

1. Make sure your message is clear. Take a second look at who you are seeking to do business with – who is your target audience?

2. Record yourself pitching your product/service. Would you buy from you?

3. Do more research. How are you different from those offering something similar? (Pricing, etc.)

The next time you receive a NO, don’t allow it to de-value what you have to offer. Being rejected sometimes just means you have more work to do and you need to do it NOW. Never become so beat by rejection that you lose sight of the goal.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher

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