JK Rowling pitched the Harry Potter book series to twelve publishing houses. And ALL OF THEM rejected her manuscript. She persevered and it was finally lucky number 13, a very small publishing house in London that took a chance agreeing to publish the work. Suppose JK had given up after 6 “no’s” and scrapped the project, stuck with her secretarial job, and gave up on writing?
Regardless of your industry or job function, you could probably be doing more to build your brand as a thought leader.
And I have news for you. It’s not as hard as people make it out to be.
You never forget the moment you receive the news of your first big business opportunity. It may be a speaking engagement, a contract with a big client, a book deal, or consulting job. Often the external validation of making that first deal instills a confidence that our business really is viable.
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