Rejection Proof: 5 von 5 Sternen
von Jia Jiang, Random House Business, 2015
„In the end, what we really need is not acceptance from others but acceptance from ourselves. In fact, being comfortable with who we are should be a prerequisite – not the result – of seeking other’s approval. We should all have the knowledge that who we are is good enough to get a yes from ourselves.“
[After a very terribly humiliating rejection the author had experienced in school as a child:]
„This type of humiliation could leave a dark mark on a person in some way, especially a young kid like me. It could have changed who I was in ways that weren’t good.
I could have started trying harder to be accepted by everyone, and shaped my personality and interests to everyone’s liking, in the hopes that conformity could prevent this traumatic rejection from happening again. Or I could have turned the tables and started hating everyone and the world. I could have become a bitter loner of the type causing a lot of tragic headlines nowadays.
Luckily, I chose a third route. Rather than feel humiliated by how different I was from the other kids, I embraced it. Standing in front of my classmates, none of whom would stick up for me, didn’t make me feel vengeful. It made me want to prove everyone wrong about me – and show them who I really was.“
„Rejection in sales is a good thing because it weeds out people who don’t need or want my service.
There is a saying that a good salesperson can sell ice-cubes to Eskimos. But why not focus on finding the people stuck in 100 degree heat dying for some relief? Or, if we had to sell ice to Eskimos, why not find the ones who are vacationing on the streets of Las Vegas? They would appreciate it a lot more than those living in Canada and Alaska.“
Und als nächstes lese ich:
von Akash Karia, 12. Januar 2015