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How do you deal with customer rejection?

Example #1
"I know not to take it personally when a person doesn't want my product or service. There are many reasons why they could be saying no. Maybe the item is out of their price range, or maybe they are having a bad day and don't feel like interacting. Onto the next opportunity, I say!"
Example #2
"I expect that not everyone I speak with is going to want to give me their time, or fully hear what I have to say. People are busy, and they will say no, or 'I don't have the time for this,' more often than not."
Example #3
"No matter the situation, or how the customer rejection makes me feel, I vow to remain professional. I need to be a solid example for my team and show them that a good attitude will get you everywhere. I move on quickly from rejection and train my group to do the same."
Example #4
"I am an inherently curious individual so, when a customer rejects my offering, I always ask why. I want to know if there was something I did that made them dislike the product or service. By gaining feedback from each rejection, I can build a better approach."
Example #5
"When a customer rejects me, it's frustrating, especially when I am trying to hit a sales quota and am feeling the pressure. To offset this, I will always focus on the positive. Perhaps the customer will return, or maybe the next person to walk into the store will purchase double the amount of product from me. I like to believe that it will all work out in the end."
Example #6
"One trick I learned early on in my sales career is to send a proposal, either way. Perhaps my competition gained the clients' business, but you never know if that partnership will go sideways. I want to be top of mind if that happens. So, I never take the first-time rejection as a final answer."
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