Monday, November 26, 2007

Jon Gordon

My old boss told me to sign up for Jon Gordon's newsletter. I refused so she signed me up for it. I actually read the email today and it was pretty enlightening.Good positive words of wisdom!

Overcoming Rejection

Last week I heard from several people who, in spite of the Thanksgiving holiday, didn't feel they had a lot to be thankful about. Their ride through life had hit some major road blocks and they were looking for some positive fuel. One man was told by his fiance that the wedding was "off" and the engagement was broken. Another man told me that his job search wasn't going very well. And a woman emailed telling me that she felt beaten up from countless rejections in her new sales position. They felt alone but I assured them they weren't. As we know from our own experiences, each one of us will face rejection and naysayers on the road to success. In this spirit I wanted to share a few suggestions to help you and your team keep your bus moving forward.
1. Get the Right People on Your Bus - Some people are going to get on your bus and some people won't. That's ok. The people that get on are supposed to get on. The people that don't are meant to get on another bus. Don't take it personal. Just keep on driving and getting the right people on the bus.
2. Keep the Bus Rolling - As you drive just keep on picking up people along the way who want to get on your bus. Eventually you'll have a filled -standing room only- bus.
3. Post a Sign Saying, "No Energy Vampires Allowed" - Sometimes you may have to ask someone to get off your bus. Especially if they put a hole in your gas tank and ruin the ride for everyone.
4. Stay Focused - Don't waste your energy thinking about those who didn't get on your bus. If you waste your energy on them this means you'll have less fuel to pick up the people who want to get on.
5. Remember, It's a Journey - During your ride, you will have many people get on and many get off. Don't take it personal. The people who get off may have to get on another bus, or perhaps they will make room for someone special who is supposed to get on.
6. You Have the Best View - Many people won't be able to see what you see. You have the vision for where you are going while others are in the back seat. Don't let the back seat drivers get you down.
7. Take a Chance - Ask people if they want to get on your bus. The worst they can say is no. If you don't ask people they won't know to get on. The more people you pick up along the way the more energy you will create during your ride.
8. Live Your Purpose - Drive at your own speed and don't compare your success to others.
9. Have Confidence - Remember your positive energy must be greater than anyone's negativity. Your certainty must be greater than their doubt.
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Sending Positive Energy Your Way!
- Jon

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