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!
Does the above graphic giving you a headache? This fuzzy mess represents the average person’s LIFE! We have jobs, kids, spouses, outside activities, school, you name it. With all this going on, the one thing we want to do as business people gets lost in the shuffle. Our rock star goal is that little red word in the middle of all of that mess.
The one excuse that everyone one has… and I’ve heard it over and over again is…
Drum Roll please……
I DON’T HAVE TIME!
This is the biggest fattest juiciest lie we tell ourselves! OK. Are you ready for the millionaire challenge? Starting tomorrow I want you to journal every single thing you do from the moment you get up until you go to bed. Do this for seven days straight. Journal your commute, your lunch break at work and everything else that you do! Now, here is where the shocking truth happens. I guarantee that each and every one of you are doing absolutely NOTHING of real importance at least 10-12 hours in that seven day period. You are watching TV, (reality shows) napping, or playing Farmville. The average person is awake 16 hours in a 24 hour period. After you have collected your data, and I hope you were honest, take a good hard look at your wasted time and ask yourself what is important. You can balance your time with your family, sit down at the table and have a real family meal, help the kids do their homework, AND take that wasted reality show time and get a few tasks done with your business.
I’m always asked how I get so many things accomplished. Sarcasm ALERT: I had myself cloned by a mad scientist in Russia. As a matter of fact there are at least four of me running around getting stuff done. All the new me running around are skinny, young and HOT! OF COURSE!
Ok.. there is just the middle aged ONE of me and I just manage my time extremely well and treat each hour (even minute) seriously! That’s what I do! I take a thoughtful and deliberative approach to my waking hours and I make sure I get a full 7-8 hours of sleep!
Here is a cold hard fact and your wake up call.
It takes devotion, hard work and sacrifice to become successful. God Awful PINK! I KNOW!!!
This is the mindset of a millionaire.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser focus.” ~ Bruce Lee
So, I’m watching the Today show and apparently there is a list of bad (and good) jobs for 2013. The first on the list was newspaper reporter. I believe this to be true. I know for a fact that newspapers are downsizing. Just today, saw the Sunday Edition to the Sacramento Bee and it is a fraction of the size it used to be just a few short years ago! Its very narrow and looks more like a small community newsletter! With all of the bloggers out there, I can see how being a newspaper reporter is a dying career!
Lumberjack: Well, I guess since we are making most things out of plastic these days and recycling, the need for chopping down trees has decreased considerably.
Enlisted Military Personnel: Since the US is pulling out of the Mid-East, the military will be cutting back considerably. Its going to be really hard for someone with no college to join the military. Only the elite will be let in.
Actor: Since when was this EVER on the GOOD list! LOL! Ever heard of the term “Starving Artist.?
Oil Rig Worker: Not sure why this one made the list, I guess because its dangerous?
If you want to see the Good list go here: www.careercast.com