#36: How to be Positive when you Are Told No
Staying positive when you get turned down or told “no” can be a challenge! All of us entrepreneurs, leaders, and people who are doing more with our lives sometimes run into a “no” or get turned down, but if you’re going to do great things, you need to be willing to put yourself out there!
Sometimes time is enough to turn a “no” into a “yes” (you’ll hear an amazing story explaining this in today’s episode, so tune in!). But keep in mind that a “no” now doesn’t necessarily mean a “yes” later. That’s why it’s so important that you have multiple streams of revenue and don’t count on just one source for your income.
Now, back to being positive! If (when) you get told “no,” don’t wallow in it and sulk. If you need to, spend five minutes feeling sorry for yourself, but definitely don’t give yourself a full day. Get back up again, get back out there, and keep going after it! If you need to keep thinking about it, do so by focusing on what you can learn from the experience to help you do better next time.
Being told “no” is sometimes because the other person really can’t afford it, but more often that we need to refine and perfect our sales process. Tune into this episode to learn more about this, and why sometimes hearing “no” is so important!
In This Episode
[00:45] - Jevonnah welcomes listeners back to the show and talks about her upcoming Thrive Summit 2019.
[02:13] - Today’s topic affects all of us, Jevonnah points out.
[02:59] - Jevonnah shares a story about how much time can change things, and transform a “no” into a “yes.”
[04:20] - We hear about Streams of Income by Ryan Reger, a book that will inspire you and catapult you to action.
[04:55] - Jevonnah returns to the topic of being positive when you’re told “no.”
[06:18] - We learn about how even Michelle Obama got rejected many times, as she reveals in her book Becoming.
[07:08] - Jevonnah offers more insight into what you can learn from being told “no,” and shares a lesson she learned when she was new to coaching.
[08:43] - Keep moving forward, Jevonnah suggests, and offers closing words of advice to listeners.
Memorable Quote or Takeaway
"A no now doesn't mean a yes later." - Jevonnah "Lady J" Ellison
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