As a real estate agent you are used to hearing the word ‘No’. You can’t escape rejection. But you can let it go. Fear of rejection is not a helpful emotion in business as it’s not personal. Have confidence in your approach to business and your industry expertise. View every rejection as an opportunity and not as an attack on your personal character.
Real Estate Agents: Face Your Fears!
Here are 5 steps to overcome your fear of rejection:
Focus on the moment.Stay in the present. Rejections are temporary. You can move to the next opportunity. Usually fear of rejection stems from the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on other people’s opinions. Know yourself and what you’re capable of. People can sense confidence. Now is what matters – keep hustling.
Analyze client feedback.Why did a prospective client say ‘No’? Did you listen, ask the right questions and get to the underlying reason? It's important to analyze feedback your customers give you and make necessary changes to keep evolving and improving. Network with like-minded people who share your ambition and your business goals to get feedback on what improvements you should make. Crowdsource your business to stay ahead.
Fear of rejection can be powerful and debilitating. Knowing how to handle it in business and in life and be prepared for it will empower you to evolve and grow your business.
How have you been handling rejections? Share in the comments below.