A Record of Failure
Being an entrepreneur is one of the most liberating experiences: you get to solve problems, create something special, chose how to work and when to work.
But it can also be lonely.
Each one of us can have frustrating days where staff or suppliers let us down…
Or at times the workload can feel overwhelming…
And possibly the worst feeling: rejection from a client, investor, publisher, team member…
Today is just a little check in to see how your week is going and to say keep going. Be resilient just like that day when you decided to set out and go it alone when others may have doubted you.
One of my favourite books (and movies) of all times is L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s sold over 300 million copies since it was published in 1900 and has become an important part of culture.
But did you know that even Baum was no stranger to rejection?
One publisher notably cited that the book was “too radical” for publication.
In fact, he even kept a journal which he called ‘A Record of Failure’, to keep track of all the rejection letters he got! But he kept on going because he believed in it.
So, when it comes to overcoming rejection don’t take it personally and always remember, in the words of Glinda the Good Witch:
“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”
Investor | Business Mentor at Advocate | Author of I don’t work Fridays
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