Let’s talk about rejection, because often times, in the space of network marketing, online marketing, sales, rejection is a big part of that. We hear the word “no.”
Oftentimes, in the world of sales, a lot of people shy away from the words “selling” and “sales” but if you’re in network marketing, then you are marketing and selling something.
I hope you are marketing and selling yourself in a relationship more than anything because that’s truly what builds a long lasting business.
Spamming people with links without even having their permission, it’s totally the wrong approach.
Spamming your newsfeed, totally wrong approach.
The reason I’ve created a multiple six-figure within two years of network marketing is because I took the time to create curiosity and develop relationships.
In this episode, I want to quickly give you some tips on rejection to become unstoppable. I know a lot of people quit because of being rejected.
No one wants to be rejected. Let’s just face it.
Do you like being rejected? I doubt it.
So I want to give you my five secrets of what has helped me overcome rejection, because you don’t just sponsor 300 people in three years without facing rejection, right?
That’s what I did. Mainly, online.
I didn’t do a lot of recruiting offline. I’ll be totally honest. I mainly did it through social media.
Secret Number 1 – Become Your Own Cheerleader
Nobody is going to cheer for you. Do not count on your upline, do not count on your sideline, and do not count on your downline.
I know that that might sound harsh, but you and only you will be your biggest cheerleader, it comes from within.
Take off your critic’s hat because we all wear it and I know I critique myself, too. We all do, so just become your own advocate in your business. Your number one cheerleader has to be you.
Secret Number Two – Strengthen Your Rejection Muscle
How do you do that? You practice every single day and you drill. If you are in network marketing, maybe grab a couple people and do like a trial. This is what I did.
Have them throw some objections toward you so you can learn how to overcome them. If you’re like, “Well, I don’t know how to overcome an objection. I don’t really know the right response,” hang with me because we’re going to be talking about that soon and I’ll share with you more how you can learn.
Practice makes perfect, and I want you to have fun doing it. Often, when we get a rejection or an objection, whatever you want to call it, we clamp up. We’re like, “Uh, oh god. I don’t know how to respond to that.” If you practice and you literally say, “Let me go out there, and try and get three rejections or three objections a day,” and just practice, it will become second nature. It’s crazy how things just start rolling off your tongue when you learn how to deal with them.
You never want to fight a rejection ever. It is not something to argue with. It is something to accept. You’re furthering the conversation, which is really, really cool. Just be there for the other person. Really, that’s all you’re doing. You’re there for them. It might not be right for them and just have to know that.
Secret Number 3 – Be Perfectly Imperfect.
This was a big one for me, especially as I’ve been developing my own training business on top of my network marketing business. Do you have the need to have everything be perfect before you get started or be perfect before you continue on in your business?
It took me forever to come out with my very first product. Why? Because I wanted it to be perfect. A mentor once told me, “Perfectionism is for poor people.” It was like, “Whoa.” “Let’s let go of the perfectionism because it’s never going to be perfect…ever.”
Every end has a beginning. There’s time where you just need to take action. Again, I’ve experienced this like I was always getting ready to get ready to get ready to get ready to get ready, and I don’t know if you feel that way too, but sometimes, we clamp up and we’re nervous to pick up the phone and follow up with someone, or we’re nervous to just go out, and connect, and have that conversation with someone.
Secret Number 4 – Rejection is Never About You Personally
Just understand that.
I’ll be honest, I’m not going to say, “Fall in love with the no’s,” like other people. Nobody needs to fall in love with a “no.” However, learn to accept the “no “and be okay with it. Just detach all emotion and move forward.
Again, they always say success lies on the other side of fear. I also like to say, “If you have fear as you’re building your business, it’s okay. You have to feel it, fight through it and keep moving forward.”
Understand that rejection is never about you personally. I can’t stand when I hear people quit because they feel like the rejection is too much.
Secret Number Five – Always Speak Truth
If the objection is asking a question, and you don’t have the answer, don’t lie. Just be okay with being unsure. If you’re nervous, be honest about being nervous. If you are feeling self-conscious, it’s okay.
Tell your prospect that. Tell them that you don’t have the answer. Say, “Great question. I’m going to get the answer for you, and I will get back to you.”
It’s okay to just be truthful while you’re building your business.
We don’t have all the answers.
You don’t need to have all the answers. This is why we have tools. Know that there have been plenty of people out who have failed over, and over, and over, and over, and over again, but they have never quit.
People that come to mind are Sylvester Stallone, Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald’s. They never gave up. They never quit.
Quitting is not an option, so don’t make it an option.
If you have find value in this or know of someone on your team who is struggling with rejection or anything else, share this with them. Help them overcome some of their fears so they can get out of their own way and succeed.
In the video, I mentioned the web class on the Silent Recruiting Method. You can register for the web class here.
I mentioned, earlier in this episode, I tool I used to grow my business to 6 figures in 12 months. Kick rejection to the curb with the Silent Recruiting Method Course. With this course, you’ll not only get the steps I took to build a thriving organization and generate 6 figures, you’ll get the Irresistible Social Intrigue Method, access to a Private Facebook Group for continuous support AND my Rejection Free Enrollment. This contains scripts and templates to build your team without dealing with rejection or dragging people along.
Cheers to your success!
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