NO! Two little letters. How can a word with just too little letters frighten the daylights out of us? Why does this little word make us shake in our boots, cringe with fear, cry and pound our fists in the air? WHY????
This has been such a stumbler for so many people trying to move up in their career paths or when they start a business! Rejection just plain sucks! Here’s how to get around it.
Learn to LOVE the word NO!
WHAT? Call me crazy but this works for your brain and gets rid of the tremors! Yep! That’s what I said! When you get up in the morning and you need to make those calls, or hit the pavement, tell yourself that you will need to get at least 5 Nos today! Make yourself fulfill a NO quota! Pitch your idea, product or yourself as hard as you can. If you get that dreaded “NO”, shake their hand and say THANK YOU! You got your first NO! Woo HOO! Now you need to get four more! You must think I’m NUTS! Well, dear friend, we are re-training your wacky brain. We are making your brain think that NO is a good thing. So when you eventually get that YES…well I don’t have to tell you how awesome that is!! Learn from the NO answers, Fix what needs fixing! NO is a good thing!
So go out and get those NO answers! It means you are TRYING! It means you are out there doing your thing and NOT wasting time sitting at home worried about someone telling you NO! You WANT the NO! Get a TON of Nos! Its a numbers game! I guarantee you there is a Yes for every 5 NO. You’ll start getting YES answers so often that you don’t even let that that nasty little two letter word bother you any longer!