How to Deal with Rejection and Ghosting
Today I'm going to be talking about something that is kind of a universal human experience for all people — but especially for freelancers. Anyone who's ever had a career or is trying to build a real career has experienced, or will experience, rejection at some point in their lives. I think that this is something that freelancers and entrepreneurs deal with at probably at a higher rate than anyone else because we're constantly trying to get new gigs and trying to win new people over. I'll be honest, I still struggle with taking things a little too personally sometimes, but I am SO much better than I was at one point in my life. So today I want to share some stories, some things that I have learned, some funny experiences I've had, and of course, some tips on how to better manage and prepare for and deal with rejection.
Here’s what I know about rejection:
First and foremost: you’re not alone. Rejection happens to us all — it’s a part of business (and life!)
I’m not so fond of the term, “everything happens for a reason”, but I do believe that everything can teach you something.
Rejection is rarely personal.
Ghosting says a lot more about the other party than it does about you.
Use an email tracker to make sure you’re actually being ghosted, because tech issues do happen.
Links mentioned in this episode:
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