How to Enjoy Rejection

Posted on August 21 2018

How to Enjoy Rejection

In a discussion with Tom Bilyeu, John Paul DeJoria of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Paton tequila fame, gave his insights on success. John Paul says the great secret in life is to be prepared for a lot of rejection. John Paul learned this early on as a door-to-door Encyclopedia salesman. He says after having one hundred doors slammed in your face, you need to be just as enthusiastic on door number one hundred and one as you were on door number one. John Paul says to write down "Be prepared for rejection" on a piece of paper and carry it wherever you go. Any time you hear you're too old, or too fat, or too young, etc., take the piece of paper out and read it as a reminder. 

The other piece of advice John Paul has for would-be Entrepreneurs is to make sure your product or service is of the highest quality you can possibly make it. You don't want to be in sales. You want to be in the 'reorder' business. If your product or service is typically a one-time purchase, you want it to be so good customers will tell their friends about it. You can see John Paul's full remarks here.

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