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Listening Time:

26 min

Episode 220: Managing the Fear of Rejection—with Deb Zahn

Fear of rejection can prevent you from having a successful consulting business. You think about reaching out to someone for business or doing marketing, but you stop cold because you're afraid that someone will say no. But that will prevent you from having the consulting business and life you want or from doing work that you are meant to do.

In this Craft of Consulting Podcast episode, I talk about how to recognize and manage the fear of rejection, so it doesn't get in your way.


Deb Zahn

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Episode Details

Letting a fear of rejection take over can cost. In this episode, I talk about:

  • Embracing that the fear of rejection is normal and expected

  • Recognizing ways it can sabotage your business if you let it take the wheel

  • Surfacing and naming the feeling so you can work with it

  • Cultivating reflective skills that will help you have the consulting business and life you want

  • Paying attention to where the fear of rejection comes from

  • Taking an inventory of other tough emotions that hitch a ride on the fear of rejection

  • Using different tools to not let the fear of rejection get in your way

  • Being part of a community that supports you

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