Fear of Rejection

Are you really afraid to call certain prospects?  Good.  That tells you a couple things…

First, that they really are great prospects.  And that’s why you’re nervous.  The second – and most important – thing to remember is this: The greater your fear is of something, the more important it is for you to do it.

Because that fear is really your self-sabotage mechanism kicking in to thwart you.    That fear is really the worthiness memes you’ve adopted, subconsciously telling you that you’re not good enough, or deserve it enough.

What you think is fear of rejection is actually fear of acceptance.  Because what you think is fear of failure is much more likely to be subconscious fear of success.

Embrace your fear.  Then kill it by picking up the phone.

-RG

15 thoughts on “Fear of Rejection

  1. When you fear of doing something,the best way to overcome this fear is”just do it.If you think too much about this matter,how and when and so on,you will be
    frightened for ever of this issue.
    The rejection from any prospect does’nt personal rejection to any individual
    who is going to contact him/

  2. By knowing that you have the best business model in the world, any rejection is simply the rejector eliminating themselves. Their ignorance has no reflection on you. If they want to learn great if not, oh well. That does not mean you don’t love them, it’s just that you don’t have to waste your time trying to give them something they don’t want at the time

  3. This is amazing! I recently went to a convention hosted by my company (ACN Inc.) and they had so many training sessions on how fear is one of the main obstacles that knock people down and keep them from succeeding. This post hits it right on the head if you want to be successful you have to get over yourself and carry on.

  4. “What you THINK is the fear of rejection is actually fear of Acceptance.”

    This is truly amazing. I’ve never looked at it from that perspective. It really makes you think back on all the things you may have been afraid to be accepted in.

  5. I working on problem as I’m writing this comment. I have more than enough leads to work my business opportunity, but won’t pickup the phone and dial a single number. When I think about making a call, I feel my hands starting to sweat and butter flies in my stomach.

    It’s not so much that I’m afraid of being told no because I understand my opportunity is not for everyone but I allow myself to become overwhelmed with not knowing what to say or how to properly respond. I know I just need to do it and get over it already LOL.

  6. Hi Randy,

    Great insights! I can share from my personal experience that by embracing the fear and getting into action, there is no room for fear.

    I also agree with Gene that knowing that we have the best business model in the world helps. Mindset matters!

    Thank you for sharing, Gandy!

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum

  7. fear is nothing – it is just an emotion and can be managed just like any other emotion of life , if you fear dont take it as fear consider it in a way that if something negative happens that is only a feedback

  8. Hi ,
    Thanks for empowering people .
    I think that the rejection rocket most of people think that it would be the enemy in network marketing ,but i think that you can make it your friend and turn it from negative motivation to positive motivation .
    if you quit people won’t stop talking .

    Regards,
    Ahmed Mandour

  9. Having a “go-getter” attitude may help you overcome the fear of rejection. On the other hand if a prospect rejects you offer it is best you move on to the next and not stick around begging.

  10. Randy, I hear you on this point and even agree. But I’d like to really get your thoughts on this. What do you think about program’s like Vick Strizheus new Internet Traffic Formula and how it fits into the home business industry today? If a network marketer can get say 5,000 prospects on their list by sending traffic to a landing page, sales funnel, etc. and that funnel can turn them into customers, new distributors, etc., do you still think they need to call their prospects? You being a legend in the industry, I’d like to get your opinion. Thanks for a thought provoking post. Peace!

    – Harkon Ajala

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