Facing rejection and opening a new door...

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential
Good evening!!
 
I received an email this afternoon from the program director over at NCTV17…
 
As many of you know, I have been hoping to put myself out there in front of a larger audience, whether it be by my use of video, or perhaps even with my writing…
 
I have learned over the years that I am very comfortable in front of the camera. It gives me an opportunity to just be me, and it seems people enjoy watching…
 
So, the other day, I stopped by the office of NCTV17 (Naperville City Television) here in Naperville, hoping to meet some people and shake some hands…
I also followed up my visit with an email, detailing my interest in any possible opening at the station, and I shared a recent sample of my work…
 
Apparently, the program manager was underwhelmed…
 
Her email was a rejection to my inquiry…
 
She was actually quite nice in her response. Honestly, I was pleased to get a response at all:
 
“Thank you for your time and interest in NCTV17!  Unfortunately, this type of programming isn't something we would be interested in for NCTV17 at this time.  However, I can definitely see how online would be a great place for this type of content and I like your enthusiasm!  So keep doing what you're doing!  
Best of luck to you and keep creating content and sharing your joy! “
 
Again, very nice. Even encouraging…
 
The toughest rejection, at least for me, has always been no response at all. I find myself wondering, “Is anybody out there? Is anyone even listening?”
 
Often, no one is…
 
So now, at the very least, the program manager has opened up a line of communication with me. A dangerous position to be in when facing someone who has spent their entire life overcoming objections…
 
I have already responded to her email with a friendly and sincere reply. I also have reached out to her on Facebook, and a hand written “Thank you” note will be in her mailbox soon…
 
Furthermore, one can’t get down when a single door closes. There are many doors in life, behind each is a new possibility…
 
So I move forward. Excited about today. Excited about tomorrow…
 
Excited about my goals. Excited about my dreams…
 
I will finish out this year on a high note, and face the upcoming new year with great excitement and enthusiasm…
 
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful evening!!
 
Ken

Comments (3)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Since I know you like to write, I'm going to share that the one industry that is rife with NO communication is that of literary agents/etc. Most specifically say, "if you don't hear from us, we're not interested." So most of the time you don't even know if they ever even RECEIVED your inquiry. There is no other business I know where a professional does not have to respond in any way.

Dec 11, 2021 05:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ken - while the news you received was obviously disappointing, the "door" is not closed.  Good luck as you move towards your next step. . .  

Dec 11, 2021 05:07 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm not so sure it's a dangerous place for her to be with you being willing to keep at it.  If you put that enthusiasm into a program on her channel, she would certainly benefit.  

Dec 11, 2021 06:01 PM