Kevin Willett discusses looking at the bigger picture before taking rejections personally.
This morning I had someone leave my Meetup group and for some reason every time that happens I get upset about it. When I looked at her profile, I saw that she had been a member of the group for two years and has never come to an event. She doesn’t live close enough to the locations of the current events to ever attend one, but yet it still upset me.
I see this happen all the time. We meet someone at a networking event and we get upset when we try to follow up with them and they don’t respond. I hear people say “well, I guess they didn’t like me”. You know what, maybe you are right and they didn’t like you, but it may be a situation that they are busy or simply don’t have a need for your goods or services. That’s not to say that they shouldn’t have responded to you, doing so would be polite and professional. Unfortunately not all people are courteous, but also, not all people who don’t respond, don’t like you. Please stop taking things so personally.
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