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Did You Say No?

If you have children you will relate to what I am going to say.  If you do not have children then think about those you have seen in your life and you will understand my point.  Children are fascinating when they hear the word no.  In fact, I don’t think they truly hear the word.  They just find another way to ask.   My first sales training was a mantra of “no is just a step closer to a yes.”  I also remember another saying of “someone tells you ‘no’ because you have not given enough reasons to say yes.”  All those beliefs of persistently working to a yes are true.  But the flip side is to scrutinize why you received a no and if you may need to reexamine what you are working towards.  The no you are getting today may mean that you need to regroup and see if you are going in the right direction.

“No” is a form of rejection.  I know very few people that neither look nor want to be rejected.  Rejection has many forms and most can be very hurtful.   I have received many rejections in my l…