At one time or another in our careers we have all heard the word no. I recently had a guest on my podcast who was told no several times in response to an idea she had. She could have taken no as a final answer, shut the door on that idea, and moved on.
But instead she took that idea and she improved it. She did more research, she tweaked some things, she made it better and then she pitched it again. She was told no again. She did more research, she tweaked some things, she made it better and she pitched it again.
She was told no several times. But then finally she received a yes. When she asked why it was a yes now, the head of the organization said it was because it was impossible to say no to the idea now that it was fully formed.
The guest was Beth Comstock and the idea turned into The NBC Experience Store. This is a great lesson we all should learn. No may feel like a door closing, but it really just means not yet.
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