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Overcoming Rejection is a Skill to Learn

Building a business in direct sales can be challenging but also so rewarding at the same time.

Even the best of the best have come up against rejection at some point in their careers; that’s the nature of doing business, and learning how to overcome rejection helps us build that mental muscle. I remember the saying “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.”

Here are three tips to help you overcome rejection and become successful in your direct sales business.

Stop Taking it Personally

Rejection has nothing to do with you. It’s not a reflection of who you are or what you said; it’s part of the business process. The best way to take the focus off you is to smile and say thank you, NEXT!

Build Your Resilience

Rejection can be a hard pill to swallow. However, it doesn’t mean this is the end of your career. Bouncing back as quickly as possible is a skill to learn and move your direct sales business forward. Keep a positive mindset, and remember that person wasn’t a good fit for you. You will be one step closer to finding your diamond in the rough.

Find Your Support System

Sometimes finding someone on your team to talk to and understand what you are going through is hard. They might say, “I’ve been there, done that, you will get over it, just get up brush yourself off and go out and do it again”. Your thinking is not what I want to hear. You want someone who will listen, have some compassion, and give tips on what you might try differently the next time.

Rejection is a natural part of your direct sales business, as it is in any industry. Overcoming rejection is crucial to developing and succeeding in direct sales. Following these tips can build resilience, and learning from rejection helps develop your mental muscle and stay focused on your goals. Remember, rejection is an opportunity to learn and grow, and with perseverance and a positive mindset, you can succeed in direct sales.

Having a support system outside your industry is a good thing. They are not biased; they empower you and have your best interest in mind. They have compassion, integrity, and honesty and genuinely want you to succeed. Reach out and let’s have a chat about your goals to grow your business or if you need additional assistance in overcoming rejection. Schedule a complimentary call with me today by clicking here!

Dawn Stebbing
Dawn Stebbing
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