This blog is about all matters business and personal of a sole practitioner. I have a practice with one member of staff.
Rejections are a fact of life. Yet even at my age I am not getting any better at handling them.
The fact is it is more likely I would be rejected than accepted. Think of top level jobs or any job there is always more than one person applying. Only one person will be selected and the rest will be rejected.
On the personal front, it is normal for a guy at times to be told no when he asks a woman for a date. Well in my case I think it is more than average!
Yesterday I wrote what I thought was a really good email to a gorgeous woman on one of the dating sites. It was rejected. This is okay (well not really!), and got me thinking about the subject of rejections and handling them.
I think the way to handle rejections is to play the numbers game and not to have all my eggs in one basket. In the case of my poor getting a date success, not wait for a response from one person before going on to the next. Just to email more than few people. Accept a ratio of 1:1000 on getting a response? What do I do if I do not get a response after a 1000? Try another 1000!
The same applies to increasing my fee level. The more potential clients I see the higher the chances of signing them.
Further, to change my mind set on how I see rejections. From oh no! to they are other opportunities in the pipeline. Further to remind myself according probabilities rejection is normal and being accepted is not.
How do you handle rejections either on business or personal front?