Episode 29: 4 Steps to Deal with Rejection

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PS: There has obviously been a huge development since the “incident” mentioned on this podcast, as you can see below!

The Daily Interaction Podcast

Welcome back to Episode #29 of The Daily Interaction podcast. Today’s topic is dealing with rejection, which all of us have to do at some point.

After being rejected recently by the last someone I thought I might ever be – you must take a listen for the whole story, I thought about doing a podcast where I share with you what I did not do so well in this particular situation and how important it is for us to know precisely what to do when and if a rejection comes along the way.

I give you my 4 powerful tips, a great story which you may very well find amusing, and most of all, I help you to handle that next possible rejection with a lot more poise, professionalism and power!


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Your Weekly Friday Show Notes:

1. The most unexpected rejection came to me a few days ago and it threw me for a big loop. Find out what by listening.

2. Why I have a lot of compassion now that I realize the freshness of disappointment in a new raw experience.

3. Sharing with you my first empowering tip when you are rejected and the irony around it but it works so just go along with me. Plus some fun examples.

4. The second tip which is an extremely powerful action to take but it is extremely useful in how you frame the situation in your mind. Plus, all the possibilities that can spring form this simple shift in perspective.

5. The third tip, which is actually something I did after my own rejection happened but one that I really do not recommend so I am making a promise that I won’t be doing this either and neither should you. Doing this moves you into a state of power and control.

6. Why re-framing the situation is not about denying the rejection; it is about helping and empowering yourself to look for solutions instead of focusing on self-pity that results from almost all rejections.

7. Why blame is never ever helpful and how to remove the aspect of blame from the situation.

8. How to keep an eye on your imagination and be careful what you tell yourself because it may not have nothing to do with you.

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  • http://WasimIsmail.com Wasim Ismail

    Hey Franoosh – Hope your well :)
    Thanks for the tips, as everyone faces rejection at times, in some form or another whether its personal or corporate, but learning how to deal with it, and keeping yourself composed and focused on what you want to accomplish plays a huge part.


    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi Wasim, doing great and always delighted to see you comment here, especially when it comes to the podcasts. Composed and focused = well-said. If you have a topic you like to hear on The Daily Interaction, just let me know! Thanks for being here!

  • Gwendolyn

    Great sharing of informative tips..Like it thanks for sharing this post to us..

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Thanks Gwendolyn….!

  • http://www.getinthehotspot.com/ Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot

    Hi Farnoosh, the more you put yourself out there the more you get rejected:) So well done! Tess is fab too.

    Love the idea of donating your hair, it’s a brave move – I’d like to do it too but probably without the video – before and after pics should do the trick!

    I know you’ll get there and can’t wait to listen/watch/read all about it:) You’d look gorgeous no matter what your hair looks like.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Well if this is not a lovely warm surprise, I don’t know what it. Salut Annabel et bienvenue ici! Que je suis contente de te voir!
      Indeed it is a world of growing rejections at times.
      Hey I did cut my hair already – see the picture above, and I ended up not doing any video after all….. You are awesome – thanks for the support.

      • http://www.getinthehotspot.com/ Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot

        Wow! That’s fantastic. I just listened to the first half so far and thought the pic was a mockup! And you colored it too…. Ok, I am in awe of you now, brave woman:)

        • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

          Oh heavens no. I don’t do mock-ups. I posted a ton of photos on my Facebook personal page & you can see it there too. Yes, one brave woman I’ve become since I ditched the fear thing :)! Glad you like it, Annabel!!!

          • http://www.getinthehotspot.com/ Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot

            Je vais voire ca:) Et maintenant tu vas changer ton gravatar? Plus tarde je vais ecouter la deuxieme moitie pour voire si tu es contente. Je crois bien:)

            • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

              Peut-etre, on va voir! J’adore cette photo que mon mari a pris … sur mon gravatar…. mais ce n’est plus moi ;)! Bisous a toi xoxo !

  • Katie Mickels

    I love your posts Farnoosh. You have literally been there with all the right words at the right time. Thank you. I have had issues with abandonment and rejection and your pod cast was very on key to the realities of rejection and the positivity that we may grow in as a result. Your words are very empowering. We do have power in how we feel and we can feel good. Can I just say, I love hearing your voice! You are so special to your audience. You have a tender, healing gift. Thank you, from the spark of the longing in my heart and hearts abounding! Thank you!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Dear Katie, words cannot fully express how happy you made me with this heart-felt message. THANK YOU for taking the time to come here and let me know. You are wonderful to do that and I have renewed encouragement and motivation yet again to keep doing the podcasts, if only to have this reaction from you! Thank you thank you so much and I am thrilled you are getting value from them. All the very best and if you have any requests for topic, just let me know! :)

  • Mari

    One lesson I have learned over time is how important rejection is; sometimes it is just as important to be “rejected” or “abandoned” by the certain people as it is to be accepted by others. Once the dust settles, you realize the opportunities that are born from loss. Ending and beginning are two sides of the same coin!

    Farnoosh, I have really enjoyed your posts and podcasts, you have become like a trusted friend!

    Kheili mamnoon 😀

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi dear Mari, oh I am so happy that you have enjoyed the podcasts and that they are helpful to you – I *love* your beautiful perspective on the topic to and am quite impressed by your lovely little Farsi. :)! Come back anytime and enjoy the rest of the episodes.