If you're in the field of real estate I'm almost certain you've heard the words nope, no thank you or not interested. These words may have been followed by a door being swiftly closed in your face, an unexpected dial tone or a few ear ticklers being spewed.
In real estate, sales or life in general you are going to have to deal with rejection. Fellas, do you remember the times when you were in high school and you walked over to a young lady and asked for her phone number? There may have been times where she wrote down the number and gave you a smile or you could have gotten the infamous "Sorry I'm Not Interested" reply.
If you got the lather, it may have hurt and your pride may have taken a hit but you didn't quit. You got back on that horse and started the process over again. The same thing goes for your professional business.
In the beginning, you may not understand or see how the rejections are building you up for success down the road. Hopefully all of those initial no's are fueling your fire to succeed. They definitely did for me. It made me work harder to learn more and find out what processes worked best to have a successful business. I honestly believe if I would have had immediate success and never had to jump across a few hurdles I wouldn't appreciate the journey.
To this day I still see or hear the above rejection words from some clients. Key word is SOME though not all! I contine to try and sharpen my skills daily so I can keep shaving off a few more of the no's and make room for the yes's.
A lot of investors and agents enter the business and get discouraged and may quit after hearing no a few times. It's part of the business and part of life. Instead of quitting, take those nopes and no thank you's and wipe your feet on them. They are actually welcome mats to the entrances of a successful life and business. In the long run, they are going to make you a better person who is able to face and conquer adversity when it arrives.
Keep your eyes focused on your goals and don't let anyone or anything stop you. If you do, you may look back in your rear view and regret that you didn't hang around a little longer to see the happy ending of the movie.
In the words of the great Doctor Shaquille O'Neal it's not always going to be peaches and cream. Sometimes it's going to be pork chop and grits. What he meant by that is that the road to success will not always be easy. Continue to have confidence in your abilities and it will pay off.
I hope this helps any new agent or investor starting out fresh in the world of real estate. I live by these examples and want to make sure I share with others.
Until next time wash those hands and have a great week! I'm Out.........