Rejection is a part of business, but it’s never easy when it happens. There’s an extra sting to it when it happens in a personal brand because it’s personal. We are selling the experience to work with us, our personality, what we bring to the table, spending time with us, etc.
That’s why I wanted to talk about rejection and how to deal with it when building a personal brand. Rejection is inevitably going to happen, and I want to allow space for this conversation and those feelings. Here are the main points I discussed in this episode:
- It could be price, but it could be other things too
- What we can and cannot control
- Everyone can’t say yes at the same time
- We won’t know every reason behind the rejection
- How so much of rejection has nothing to do with us
- How rejection can be a gift
- Reflecting on the rejection and learning from it
A few highlights from this episode:
[3:32] – We can’t control that. We can only give them that information for them to make the best decision for themselves.
[5:06] – The reality of rejection in a personal brand, the reality of that is that it is necessary because not everyone can be saying yes all the time.
[7:23] – Something else to consider is that there are a million reasons why someone may not be a good fit for our personal brand, and we have no idea what those are.
[10:33] – Ultimately, even though it feels incredibly personal to be rejected as a personal brand, what we have to remember is that so much of this actually has nothing to do with us.
If you are dealing with rejection, I get and have been there. It’s tough and it stings, but please remember that it doesn’t have as much to do with you as you think it does. Use this season to be reflective and learn from it!
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