00:05 – This company rejected me at a critical point in my life
00:41 – The main lesson is this
00:57 – Have you been rejected and triumphed?
Hey James here and I’m actually parked at a Toyota Dealership in Chatswood. It’s a suburb in Sydney, and when I was 23 years old I actually went for a sales job here. I worked across the road in the building in a clerical job and I wanted to sell. The guy here interviewed me and said that I was good but he actually chose somebody else and I got rejected.
But I went down the road to the BMW dealer and got a job selling BMWs and within 12 months, I was the number 1 salesperson in the whole country. So the guy at Toyota I guess probably made a bad decision.
But the main lesson is this: I didn’t take no for an answer and I said alright, I’m going to go and aim a little bit higher and I went for the BMW brand and I’m actually really happy that I ended up with BMW which then lead to Mercedes-Benz instead of getting that job at Toyota.
The Main Point
Main point: sometimes a “No” sets you up for a better “Yes.” I hope this has been helpful. Perhaps you could comment right near this video.
Have you had an instance where you got rejected and then came through and triumphed? Have you had a Walt Disney moment or a Colonel Sanders moment? Let me know your comments right near this video. I’m James Schramko.
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