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How to Handle Rejection

How to Handle Rejection

In work and life, you will undoubtedly experience the occasional rejection. Sometimes a client won’t like your proposal – sometimes a love interest won’t like your proposal, either. And while we can’t tell you what to do when your girlfriend throws your stuff out her apartment window, we can tell you how to proceed when a business deal goes downhill.

  • Keep your cool. Don’t freak out, lash out, or storm out. It’s not the end of the world. Refrain from taking a professional refusal personally, and you just might make a positive impression post-rejection.
  • Ask them what they didn’t like. Provided they’re willing to provide you this information, it can be beneficial to ask your denier where it all went wrong. You can use this information to improve upon your approach next time, or perhaps even to change their minds this time.
  • Ask yourself what you didn’t like. Reflect on the experience – what do you think you could’ve done better? Chances are, you already know which areas of your approach could use improvement.
  • Record the rejection. No, we don’t suggest breaking out a video camera as a transaction breaks down. We do suggest keeping a list of your rejections and writing down key details for future reference.

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