Oh No! Rejected Again.

by blogadmin 26. June 2019 03:16

John Karle | Leadership In Action | Sales Edition

Many salespeople lament the fact that they suffer so much from rejection in their work. When someone says, "No" to their proposal, the go back to the office deflated. It can be discouraging.

However, there is a flaw in assuming they are rejecting us. Sales is more about identifying the needs of the other party and then developing solutions to meet those needs. Nowhere in that equation is there an evaluation of us. When someone says "No" to our proposal, it is about the proposed solutions. Certainly, we can learn to be more intuitive and effective in our sales work, but it is not a rejection.

If someone feels our solution is not the answer or that the timing isn't right, they are simply stating their current needs. Successful salespeople learn to navigate those experiences and learn from them. They do not take it personally, but rather glean a deeper understanding of how to serve others well.

Personal Challenge:

-How can you view "No" as an opportunity to learn and grow from the experience?

-What did you miss in the preparation or proposal that you can change for the next time to reach a different result? 

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