WAHMs- Overcome Rejection While Building Your Home Based Business

by golda on April 23, 2010

WAHMs- Overcome Rejection While Building Your Home Based Business

By Golda Smith


No one likes to be rejected but let’s face it, that’s part of life. If you are a WAHM, network marketer, or in any other field that involves sales then be prepared to face lots of rejection, especially in the beginning of building your business. However, you cannot allow your fear of rejection to paralyze you from taking action. If you do then you’ll find that you can’t make prospecting calls much less make any sales.

So how do you overcome your fears? Start by evaluating your thoughts. How do you react when faced with fear? What story do you immediately start weaving in your head? “No one wants to hear what I have to say. I am not qualified to talk about this. I’m not a good speaker.” I think at some point in time we have all been guilty of the negative self-talk.

What I have learned is that we can replace the negative with positive self-talk. Are your fears even realistic? Seriously, if you have told yourself that no one wants to hear what you have to say, is that an accurate statement? I don’t think so. The truth is there will be some people who have no interest in what you have to say but there will be many who do. So determine the validity of your fears. Once you do, you will be able to prepare yourself to properly handle them.

The best thing that you can do to overcome your fear of rejection is to get rejected as fast as you can. Set a daily, weekly, maybe monthly rejection goal and then go get it. You see it’s like ripping off a band aid. You feel that initial sting only once after that the pain gradually fades away. It’s all in how you perceive the rejection. It’s very easy to take it personally but that is a huge mistake because most times it has absolutely nothing to do with you. The point is to keep moving forward through the fear. By doing so, you cannot help but develop a stronger sense of self and greater confidence.

Another tip to help deal with rejection is to live in the moment. By doing so, you will not allow something that happened to you last year, yesterday or even 2 minutes ago affect how you approach your next opportunity. You have a lesson to learn in everything but that lesson does not include you giving up on yourself because of something someone else may have said or done to you.

If you can apply what I’ve just suggested then I think you will find that although you still hate rejection, you now realize that you have total control over how you react to it. Even some of the most successful leaders like Mary Kay, Paula Dean, Nicole Cooper, and Nicki Keohohou to name a few, have been rejected at some point in time; however, it never stopped them from building their businesses and changing the financial destiny of their families.

 

 

 Golda Smith is a single mom who is building her "Business From The Kitchen Table" and enjoys working with other moms to get them into the happy zone and living the lives they were meant to live! She has a FREE report entitled “5 Ways To Talk To People Without Picking Up The Phone”. Don’t listen to another dial tone, get this NOW!

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1 Vincent Parker@Global Domains International
Twitter: VincentParker
May 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Hi Golda,
I loved your post on rejection.  It's a part of everyone's life.  I seriously doubt anyone has ever gone through life without being rejected… and probably numerous times.  And if there is someone who has never experienced rejection, well, they have never actually lived.
And I really like your tip of setting a "rejection goal."  Especially when it comes to network marketing because the more rejections you can gather in a day, week or month, the more yes's you will get as well.  And of course the more no's you experience the more comfortable you will become in saying, That's fine.  Do you know anyone who WOULD be interested?  In that respect, rejections are gold mines!
Thanks for the tips!  Rejection is not bad.  It's the fear of rejection that's really bad.  Because that fear is what keeps most people from taking action.  And without action, nothing can be achieved.
Thanks again.
Vincent Parker

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2 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hi Vincent, it’s great to meet you. I’m glad that you enjoyed this article. You’re correct, it’s the FEAR that holds people back from their dreams. Even if you don’t get over the fear, don’t let it paralyze you. Move through the fear and do what you got to do. Thank you for sharing.

Golda

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