I know when you think about making a million dollars in any timeframe, rejection and clients don’t sound like they belong in the same sentence. But trust me, they do.
I spent ten years in LA doing the acting thing and was in over a dozen commercials and indie films, which means I also got schooled in the art of rejection.
Because behind every job I booked were many, many more I didn’t.
Something I learned is rejection isn’t something to be avoided, it’s a prerequisite - a stepping stone - on the path to anything you want to create in and out of business.
And, the bigger, the juicer, the more delicious the results - like a booked out business doing the work that sets your heart on fire, or a six-figure launch working part-time hours, or a million dollars on your terms - often the more rejection you have to be willing to step stone over.
But, instead of running at rejection, what most business owners do is try to avoid it at all costs because of what you make rejection mean: failure, you suck, you aren’t good enough, it’s not working, it will never work, there’s something wrong with you, you’re missing something, everyone else is better than you, people don’t like you…
What I’ve learned after a decade acting from the school of rejection that helped me go on to make a million in revenue in just under four years from a 1:1 coaching model is when you reframe what rejection means and learn how to embrace it so that you want to run AT it instead of away from it, you start to build momentum and open doors that were previously closed that lead you to your version of success.
The truth, truth is, as Steve Chandler says, “Yes lives in the land of No.”
Meaning, the more no’s you collect, the more you’re willing to be rejected, the more opportunities you stack up that lead you to an eventual yes.
Meaning, the more no’s you run at, the more you hone your craft, sharpen your skills, narrow in on your marketing and sales, and the easier and easier it is to start collecting ‘yesses.’
Meaning, the more you’re willing to hear ‘no’ from a potential client and lean in with curiosity because you haven’t made it mean anything about you, the more those ‘no’s’ become yesses as you support someone through their normal objections, concerns, and fears.
Meaning, the more ‘no’s’ in the form of ‘not nows’ you’re willing to nurture and follow up with, the more relationships you strengthen that become ‘yesses’ later.
So often, your next YES, is on the other side of being willing to hear NO, your willingness to go out and collect enough No’s, to run at the No’s, knowing, that’s where all your yesses, green lights, and open doors to a million dollars on any timeframe are found.
I often challenge my clients to go out and collect as many No’s as possible, to run head first at rejection for this very reason - so they can practice reframing what rejection actually means and embrace this, knowing their yes is on the way.
Successful people aren’t always the most talented, smartest, prettiest, (fill in the blank-est with whatever story your brain loves), but they are willing to, as the saying goes, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
I invite you to join me in getting a Masters at the School of Rejection knowing this is the degree that will actually open every door you want in business and life, whether that’s a million on your terms, six-figures working part time hours, or $20k months doing the work you’d secretly do for free.
Wishing you your version of success!
P.S. Ready to run at rejection and want the kind of support that knows how to help you cultivate the kind of CEO role and mindset that can show up, take up space, and unapologetically collect no’s that turn into yesses and big paychecks and cash months?
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