Episode 60: Top 5 mistakes: Being scared of rejection

By Malini Devadas

July 20, 2021


Being scared of rejection

As editors, when we’re putting our content out into the world to attract more clients, being scared of rejection and fearing criticism can be seriously debilitating to business. When you’re assuming the worst and not wanting to deal with negative feedback, it’s safer and easier to just not put things out there. But it’s not a useful approach when you’re trying to get clients

I know it’s hard. We’re the face of our business. Any comments and feedback on the work we put out in the world is something we’re prone to take personally. But growing in business starts with embracing rejection rather than avoiding it.

If you’re feeling like the fear is holding you back from sharing a blog post, promoting your services, increasing your prices or asking for feedback, think about what meaning you’re assigning to the possible outcome of your marketing efforts.

In this episode I encourage you to undertake a practical activity to examine what you’re telling yourself in those moments. It’s an important exercise to pushing past the fear and embracing the opportunity to grow.


If you want to find more clients, earn more money and have more free time, check out ‘Boost Your Editing Income’, my e-course and group coaching program.

Malini Devadas

About the author

Hi, I'm Malini! I've been a professional editor since 2004. These days, I work as a mindset and transformational coach, helping editors find more clients and earn more money.

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