Have you ever experienced rejection in business?

I’m pretty certain we all have at one point or another, and it hurts. Sometimes rejection will cut us so deeply that it is hard to focus on anything else. 

But when you sign up to run your own business, you’re also signing up to hear “no.”  The good news is that for every “no” you hear, you’re one step closer to hearing “yes.”

While rejection might spark insecurity or impact your confidence, I want to encourage you to use rejection to make you stronger and better. In fact, rejection will even strengthen your relationship with God, if you let it.

Throughout my journey, I’ve experienced rejection time and again. In fact, one time happened with a client last summer that made me cry. (Seriously, it did.) Hear me tell the story in this short 12-minute video.

Since rejection will impact us all–especially as women entrepreneurs–I want to offer some specific steps to overcome it and move forward. (I list the steps in this week’s video. Click here to listen.)

The Bible invests a lot of time talking about rejection and how to deal with it, too. These three verses, in particular, address it well: James 1:2-5. (I encourage you to read that passage when you have a minute.)

At the end of the day, don’t let rejection get you down. Focus on serving deeply, loving genuinely, and finding ways to bless the socks off others.

As Chuck Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.”