Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Based on my time spent selling baby furniture and cosmetics door-to-door, I’m guessing salespeople hear, “No,” more than folks in any other profession. To handle. No, SalesWingsApp reminds, “Everybody gets rejected in love, in friendship, at school and when applying for jobs.”
Inc has five great tips for handling business rebuffs, including, “If you never get rejected, you may be living too far inside your comfort zone.” Read more.
SalesWingsApp also offers remedies for the embarrassment, sadness, disappointment and discouragement that can come with being turned down, starting with not taking, ‘No’ personally. See more [especially the quick, energizing video].
In addition to reasons why rejection can be good [we can become more creative], Bridgette Hyacinth offers impressive ways to overcome rejection, including, “Put full steam into the next best opportunity.” Read more.
Kris Jenner, momanager of the Kardashian clan said, “There’s so many times in life that I have taken no for an answer, and have regretted it later.” Her wisdom gained, “My general motto in my life for years has been, ‘if somebody says no, you’re talking to the wrong person.’” Read more.
Sounds like Ms. Jenner also took Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice. Inspired by our former first lady, I’ve come up with acronyms for NO: Never Over, New Options, Next Opportunity. What are yours?
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Saturday, July 24 is National Drive Through Day
The first drive through was at City Center Bank, Syracuse, NY in 1928. The first restaurant with a drive through was in 1947 at Red’s Giant Hamburg on Route 66 in Springfield, MO.
Do you know which burger chain popularized the drive thru? Fascinating Facts. BTW: McDonald’s was kinda late. Their first drive through was in 1975.
Wednesday, July 28, National Buffalo Soldiers Day
In 1866, Congress created six all-Black cavalry and infantry regiments. Their main tasks were to capture cattle rustlers and thieves and protect settlers, stagecoaches, wagon trains and railroad crews on the Western plains. Read More.
Friday, July 30, International Friendship Day
The United Nations General Assembly created this day to appreciate worldwide relationships that encourage peace, happiness, and unity, to cherish friends who are like family, even frenemies.
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Succeed and Soar’s “Eleanor’s Insights” series is illustrated with my photographs of ‘wild places.’
This photograph was taken on an annual camping trip with my daughters and grandson.
In looking for an image to match this post’s featured quote, I thought this chipmunk was a great way to see nay-sayers and dream dampeners.
BTW, chipmunks are skittery little critters. The challenge and hope was that this one would sit a couple minutes before vanishing.
My art is available as prints on assorted, high-quality papers, framed and on canvas with various borders and widths.
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