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The key to moving past the fear is to take the time and the energy to find the right match of people who do want to hear what you have to share from your unique perspective. Not allowing the fear of a perceived rejection to keep you from connecting at all.

I share this idea more in today’s podcast and how we can think differently and use some built in skill sets to find our source of power in this area. Also, I share in the podcast a recent journey my husband and I went on to the beautiful town of Telluride, in the southwest Colorado. The mode of transportation once we got there was the towns Gondola system (which is free). We rode on the Gondola many, many times to get to hiking trails and down the mountain into town.

What we found is that we were seated face to face with a number of people from near and far. The positioning of being in these little cars high above the earth for up to 20 minutes at a time required us to either ignore the people we were riding with (hard to do) or to begin a conversation. What was remarkable was that the conversations we did have were for the most part rich and inspiring. We began to really enjoy finding out who the surprise connection for the ride would be!

Each of us, even if you aren’t directly responsible for sales in your business life – need to communicate with other people our desires, thoughts and ideas. This is how we share our truth and true self that makes life so much richer in so many ways.

Moving from the word no or even no response at all from another person as not rejection, just not a right fit for you and them at this time.

Weekly Challenge:

Build at least 1 new Connection based on your mutual truths. Pay attention in the week ahead how you move around this concept. Do you find yourself shying away from truthfully asking for what you want? Focus on first accepting your truth - who you are and what you want. Then you can discover how to find more connections who accept your unique truth.

Utilize these elements:

• Be Authentic and in integrity to your own wants and needs, caring about theirs as well.

• Enjoy the process of sharing who you are, your ideas, products or services once you are sure they have some interest.

• Notice what negative “stuff” comes up for you during the process and where it might stem from.

• Listen carefully to how others respond and what they say or don’t say.

• Keep in mind those people who already love what you have to share what characteristics do you have in common.
 

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus
Business Coach, Founder of Business Victories: www.businessvictories.com
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