Dear Entrepreneur,

Rejection is part of entrepreneurship—so you have to learn how to handle it. As we build our businesses, we must understand that we will experience rejection along our journey—maybe once, maybe twice, maybe too much that we lose count. But when it happens, because it will happen—whether it’s a tiny rejection or a major speed bump—don’t get lost in the overwhelming feeling of loss. Sometimes, it can lead to days, or even more, of ignoring your business tasks while you binge-watch your favorite series on Netflix.

I know because I’ve been there.

Let’s face the plain fact: you’ll constantly experience rejection if you choose to act on accomplishing your personal and business goals. Things will not work as planned. And if you aren’t experiencing rejection, you need to ask yourself if you’re taking big enough steps. No matter how many rejections you’ll face, never forget that growth only happens when you step outside of your comfort zone to do the things that really scare you. In that zone of discomfort, rejection is possible, and so is growth.

With love,