This topic can be tailored to fit your needs. Too many people let NO stop them. They either never even try because the no in their mind keeps them for even trying or they are told no on the first ask and they quit. The fear of failure literally rules them which keeps them from achieving their goals. In 2007 the first five banks told me no when I tried to secure a loan to flip apartments. It was hard to take that rejection. However, the 6th bank I asked said yes which lead to a $223,000 profit in just 8 months! That lead to over $52 million in real estate deals since 2007. Don’t take no for an answer. Dig in, ask questions, do research and if necessary adjust your pitch, your model or your plan but don’t give up on your passion. How does one overcome a NO? There are Five Proven Steps: First, don’t take it personally. It’s business. The answer might be a literal no or it might be a “I don’t know” for the moment. Second, take a deep breath. In a rationale tone ask questions and seek to understand why you were told no. Third, adjust the ask, make it better and fill in the gaps. If this isn’t an option then seek other opportunities or avenues. Fourth, be determined to reach your goals. Be patient, work hard, develop a written plan and implement it. Fifth, develop your leadership skills. Focus on being a servant leader and help others reach their goals.