As Super Entrepreneur Kathy Ireland recently told me "I love it when people tell me no, because then I say 'well great, now at least we're talking!' ." If you're feeling a little down and out because of a little rejection, then buck up, toughen up, and most importantly don't give up, because you're in great company:
The Vice President of Columbia told this actor that he was never going to make it in the business. This actor went on anyway to enjoy an acting career that so far spans 4 decades, has been ranked #1 in the Top 100 Movie Stars Of All Time, and today is still the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star. The actor? - Harrison Ford
This author’s first book was rejected by 12 publishing houses and sixteen agents. The author? John Grisham.
This band was turned down by a recording company who told them "We don't like their sound and guitar music is on the way out." They were talking about the Beatles
A chubby child, this boy was told by a music teacher "as a composer he is hopeless" - Beethoven
This well known person was fired from a newspaper because he "lacked imagination and had no original ideas" - Walt Disney
This author was told by Publishers that "anthologies didn't sell" and his book was "too positive" . He was rejected a total of 140 times. The book? Chicken Soup for the Soul. It now has 65 different titles and has sold over 80 million copies all over the world.
Feeling better? Ok good - now go out there and make that sale :)