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"The word "NO" has been my Catalyst to success!" - Hagar Lipa

Updated: May 22, 2023

"I used to be so afraid of the word NO"

I thought it meant full blown rejection, that my ideas weren't worth pursuing.

that I wasn't good enough, my hard work is nothing..

And Oh man could this leave you feeling discouraged!

But over time, I have come to realize that..

"the word "NO" can be one of the Most POWERFUL MOTIVATORS or CATALYST FOR SUCCESS!"

As an entrepreneur who has struggled to get to where I am today, I have come to appreciate that hearing "NO" from clients has been one of the most valuable learning experiences I have.

It's pushed me to be better, do things right, and ultimately grow my business.


9 REASONS to rejoice when you hear the word NO:

1. It shows that you're trying:

When you're building something from scratch, you're going to face rejection. It's inevitable. But when you hear "no," it means that you're putting yourself out there and trying. You're taking risks and pursuing your dreams. And that in itself is something to be proud of.

2. It helps you grow:

Hearing "no" can be painful, but it can also be an opportunity for growth. It forces you to step back and evaluate your approach. Maybe you need to refine your strategy or adjust your goals. Whatever the case may be, hearing "no" can help you become a better entrepreneur and a better person.

3. It makes success even sweeter:

When you finally achieve your goals after hearing "no" along the way, it's an incredible feeling. It reminds you that you had to work hard for what you have, and that nothing worth having comes easy. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment that is hard to replicate.

4. It inspires others:

When you overcome rejection and achieve success, you inspire others to do the same. You show them that anything is possible if you're willing to work for it. And in a world that can sometimes feel negative and discouraging, that's a powerful message.

5. It forces you to be creative: .

When someone tells me "no," I don't take it as a sign to give up. Instead, I see it as a challenge to find a new way forward. Maybe I need to adjust my approach or come up with a new strategy altogether. Either way, hearing "no" forces me to think outside the box and find a solution.

6. It helps build resilience:

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. There are going to be times when things don't go according to plan. Hearing "no" helps me build up my resilience and prepares me for the next challenge that comes my way.

7. It motivates you to work harder:

When I hear "no," it's easy to feel discouraged. But instead of letting it get me down, I use it as motivation to work even harder. I want to prove to myself and others that I can overcome any obstacle that comes my way.

8. It helps me appreciate success:

When you've worked hard for something, it feels even sweeter when you finally achieve it. Hearing "no" along the way makes the success that much more rewarding. It reminds me that I had to fight for what I have and that nothing worth having comes easy.

9. It helps you build better relationships with clients:

When you take the time to listen to a client's feedback and make improvements, you show them that you care about their needs. This can build trust and create stronger relationships over time.

In conclusion, being challenged with the word "NO" is not always easy, but it's something that I have come to appreciate as an entrepreneur.

So, the next time you hear "NO" from anyone, don't let it get you down. I encourage you to embrace the challenge and use it as an opportunity to learn and grow.

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