How to Overcome Rejection as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you have already experience too many rejections. Rejections as rejections aren’t the biggest problem, but the real problem is if you are too much emotional and sensitive about them. So it is important to know how to overcome rejection when you experience such a thing.

Your entrepreneurial life will be faced with many rejections, which sometimes will be probably on an everyday basis. You can be rejected from your customers, employees, partners, friends, family… They are your reality and you can’t escape them.

The biggest problem when it comes to experiencing rejections is when you become emotionally broken because of them. You will need to have a strategy to overcome rejections and transforming them more smoothly into your future success.

How to overcome rejection in the easiest way for you?

Here are some possible tactics that you can use in your efforts to overcome rejections related to your small business:

1. Be aware that rejections are normal in the business world.

If you want to overcome rejection and their proper influence on your future, you will need to be aware that the rejections are possible and normal when you are an entrepreneur, and you will need to learn to live with them.

2. Don’t rely only on one option, always try to have more of them.

If you have more options it means that one rejection will not have a big effect on you, because you can easily switch to other options. Be strategic, and always try to create and use plan B when you are rejected and you simply want to overcome rejection.

3. Learn from rejections and work on eliminating mistakes that bring you in such a situation.

What rejection really means for you as an entrepreneur and your business? What you can learn from this situation? Why you are rejected? What you can improve if you want to succeed next time? This is important questions that will not allow you to become broken because you don’t succeed in your intention, but they will immediately lead you to continuous improvements of the processes that you are currently using.

4. Never acknowledge a rejection of a person who rejected you, but instead tells him that he is the person who is wrong.

This doesn’t mean that you are not respecting their decisions, it shows that you respect them but also tell and explain to them why you deserve to not be rejected.

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5. Even the rejection is a personal opinion there is nothing personal for you.

Yes, when we talk about your entrepreneurial life and rejections that you receive related to your business there is nothing personal. Look at them as a business problem, as something that will need to be analyzed and treated on the appropriated way.

6. Be persistent, because one rejection means that you lost a battle, not the war.

I don’t know why too many people think that if you are rejected one time you need to quit trying to succeed. Probably you will need to make some corrections in your business processes, or the quality of your products or services or simply how you approach persons who have the power to accept or reject something from you and simply show them that you are much better and they can accept what you offer to them.

Question: How you handle rejections related to your small business?

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan