100 Rejection Letters: one month in.
One month in and I haven’t written many pitches. I’ve only gotten 2 no's.
But it’s okay.
Because I’ve been cleaning house and working on my foundations.
The foundations of my business that slowly become the foundations of my life - less reaction, more deliberation.
Less social media, less email, less time spent on the screen. More time thinking and creating and living and getting inspired. And doing the work.
More time writing - dedicated time that I commit to each and every day. More writing, less facebook.
If we were to get clear on what I accomplished, it’s this:
11 pitches sent
3 no response yet
Now, to get all the details, you have to subscribe to the blog where I highlight exactly who I pitched and how. You’ll be able to see a screenshot of the exact emails I sent. And the exact rejection letters that come back to me. It's scintillating.
But, it’s not just about sending out emails. If it was, everyone would be on Oprah. It’s about figuring out what you want and then making a plan to go after it. That’s the hard part.
Answering the questions about my goals, what I want most, where do I want to be in 5 years, why am I drawn to this work? That’s the part that is so important, the foundation of this home we’re building.
So I’ve answered the big questions, I’ve figured out what I want to be known for, I’ve written the future self letter. And I resisted them all so hard. Because it’s not all fun and games. There is fear that comes up with the big work. Sometimes it requires maximum effort to just start.
Through this program, through the blog I'm sharing, I've said the things out loud that feel the scariest. I've started claiming what I really want, even though it may look different from what I have right now, even though it feels way scarier and bigger than I want a successful coaching business.
So far, this program hasn't been about rejection at all. It's been about creative commitment. About focus and clarity. About harnessing the CrazyFaith to do something even though it feels absolutely nuts.
It's been about taking the steps that don't make any sense to the casual bystander. To putting yourself into the work. That realizing once you’re in it, things will start to flow, even if it feels like a trickle at first. Or even a drip.
I’m establishing routines for myself - facebook-free mornings, email restrictions, a daily writing habit. All of this is serving to help me do the work, but it’s also giving me clarity about what I have to say, what I want to say, and what I feel most passionate about.
It’s helping me see that the things that come easily to me are the things that the world needs the most.
Except that it doesn’t feel easy at first. When I’m at the bottom of the mountain, looking up at the peak, it doesn’t feel easy. And what’s easy is to just stay in the parking lot. Get back in the car and look at instagram while everyone else does the hike.
But you go anyway, and while there might be sections that are challenging, where you have to move at a slower pace, you eventually reach the top, thinking Oh. It wasn’t as hard as I thought. And you aren't thinking about instagram anymore.
This is what we’re all looking for - less connectivity, more connection. To the people around us, to what we really want, to our dreams unencumbered by the ticker tape parade of everyone else’s victory laps on social media.
And right now, I’m still at the beginning of the hike, I can’t see the parking lot anymore but we haven’t even started the incline. I’m just getting warmed up.
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**graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching