226: Overcoming Rejection Part 1 with Ed Mylett, Jack Canfield, and Travis Chappell

Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Ed Mylett, Chairman of World Financial Group, and your host Travis Chappell talk about overcoming rejection the right way, being the best networker you can be, and maxing out the relationships in your life.

Here’s what Travis, Ed, and Jack  discuss in this episode:

  • Jack Canfield
    • The process of coming up with the Chicken Soup for the Soul book title.
    • After 144 rejections, they finally got acceptance of the book.
    • There’s always a yes somewhere, you’re going to get a lot of rejections.
    • Most people give up after about five or six no’s.
  • Ed Mylett
    • Ed’s best advice for handling rejection.
    • The symptom is that rejection is hurting you, the disease is your lack of self-confidence.
    • The key to growing self-confidence – you keep the promises you make to yourself.
    • Don’t be arrogant, be self-confident.
    • Focus on the leading characters of your life, not the extras.
    • Regardless of the outcome, your self-confidence would grow when you keep the promises you make to yourself.
    • The majority of people are not thinking about you, they’re thinking about what you’re thinking about them.
    • You have to run large sample sizes to validate your business and yourself.
    • Your personality type does not determine your success.
  • Travis Chappell
    • Travis’ background is in door-to-door sales and he’s experienced rejection in the podcasting world.
    • Everyone gets rejected and no one loves how it feels.
    • #1 Conviction gets you comfortable enough to go for the ask in the first place.
      • Be convinced of your product, service, or company.
      • Be convinced of your what and your why.
      • The only way to make sure you lose in a situation is to not ask.
    • #2 Consistency – you need to ask a lot.
    • #3 Confidence – you need to ask the right way.
    • The number one way to grow your confidence account is to keep the promises you make to yourself.

3 Key Points:

  1. Persistence is key, especially when you trust your vision.
  2. The key to handling rejection is growing your own self-confidence.
  3. The number one way to grow your confidence account is to keep the promises you make to yourself.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “When people give you a no, ask them what would have to happen for them to say yes.” -Jack
  • “There’s always a yes somewhere.” -Jack
  • “The symptom is that rejection is hurting you, the disease is your lack of self-confidence.” -Ed
  • “If you need me you can’t lead me and you can’t persuade me.” -Ed
  • “Everyone gets rejected, and no one loves how it feels.” -Travis
  • “The more you learn and practice what you’re doing, the more you add confidence to your account.” -Travis

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