We have all faced the word NO before, it sucks!!

Negative feedback is painful mainly when you have been working hard to something for a long time.

Some humans are even mean enough to use it as an ice breaker.

So how do you handle a No and draw strengths from it?

According to me rehearse rejection… go to the mirror and practice a rejection face and speech. The speech you will tell yourself when you are rejected. That strength speech that pulls you up and pushes you on to better things.

During your speech try to reflect on why you failed and what to do next. I always tell myself that stuff happens to me for a reason, and that is the reason I have to look for.

In the same moment or a few moments of sadness, please move on, find something new to do, focus your energy on new projects, new people, new solutions, a new you.

Do you know that ‘whatever’ word we tend to tell ourselves to feel good?. Say it to yourself all the time until you believe it. Most times I say ‘whatever who cares anyway’ that is my feel good fixer, it helps focus me again, after all it me who cared and now I am rejected so no one else cares. This has helps me a lot.

Stop Chasing for “The One”!!

“The One” is a social unicorn – it’s whatever you choose to think and the best outcome you can carve from what you have. As reluctant as others admit you don’t have to have everything figured out – most of it is learned on the journey. When in doubt, imagine what you’d say if you were giving advice to a friend.

Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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