Venting: Rejection


I cannot tell you the amount of times I have not gotten a job I really needed or desired. I used to feel like it was the end of the world when this happened.

Actually, I am still disappointed I wasn’t even considered for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Especially since it seems like my “over the top” dramatic brand was one of the last to be considered for this high profile wedding.

(Rejected image via SMemon87)

I could just see the press going crazy if Mr and Mrs. Clinton had done a “Preston Bailey wedding.”

Of course, that could be just me licking my wounded pride and trying to come up with some kind of explanation for not getting this job. Or, it could be just as simple as they did not like my design, period. There are many reasons we get rejected from getting a job.

Some are:

  • You are too expensive.
  • We do not like your service.
  • We do not like your designs.
  • Loyalty. We want to work with someone we know or was recommended very highly.
  • We do not think you are capable of doing the job.

I could go on and on on, but ultimately it is how we handle our rejection that matters.

In today’s venting, I’d love to answer any questions you have about how to handle business rejection and what to do after they say, “No, thank you.” Post your questions below, and I’ll send you an email with the answer.