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Top ways to handle rejection as a creative



Meaning: the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc
Rejection comes in different forms – negative feedback from a job application, cold outreach, idea pitch, project bid, and lots more. Being turned down really hurts and if not managed properly,  it might begin to affect your self-worth.

You’ll never grow as a person or as a creative by staying in your comfort zone and trying new things increases the risk of rejection.


Here are our top tips for dealing with rejection and even how you can turn an unpleasant experience into a positive one

1. Understand that rejections are not always reflective of your talent

There are plenty of reasons for rejection. Maybe you weren’t the right fit for the job (or the timing was off), your creative style doesn’t match the brand aesthetics, or the agencies you’re contacting aren’t the right fit for your niche.

2. Consider where the feedback is coming from

In important cases, try to learn why they are providing this type of feedback. Consider the feedback you receive and where it’s coming from to determine whether it truly is helpful.

3. Pick the lessons and learn from it

Knowing the reason you were turned down will help you know what you might want to correct before another opportunity arrives. Try writing down why this experience was painful, allow yourself a few days or weeks to grieve, and then write down a list of things this experience has taught you. Be thankful for the experience, and start moving on.

4. Accepting the pain of rejection is a form of healing

If you are let go from a job or lose a client, there’s bound to be some pain associated with the experience.

It is important not to bury the rejection or maintain a toxically positive outlook despite what you’re feeling. Allowing yourself to feel and experience the pain of rejection is a form of healing.

5. Use it to become more creative

Psychologically, rejection can mess with our heads, rather, use it to become more creative.

Letting rejections fuel your fire can push you forward and even help redirect your energies into something much better than your initial concept. Remember the rejection, but don’t let it make you spiteful. Always stay humble but driven.


Have you experienced rejection in the past? We would like to know how you handled it. 

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5 Ways to Effectively Use Planners for Business Productivity

One of the best things entrepreneurs can invest their time in is learning how to become more productive. This would surely go a long way to determine how much growth such a business would experience within a given period of time.



  1. Creation of Monthly Goals

It’s okay to create business goals for the year but they can only become more realistic when those yearly goals are further broken down into monthly goals. With planners, entrepreneurs can easily create and write out their monthly goals which give them some sense of responsibility. After all, what you don’t write them down, you are more likely to forget.

  1. Finance Monitoring

More often than not, the pressures of entrepreneurship can be so overwhelming that they affect finances. Hence, with planners, entrepreneurs can easily track their financial habits. They also get to know areas of improvement as well as praise-worthy financial habits to continue.

  1. Monitoring Daily Progress

Most times, entrepreneurs just get to work without out rightly checking if they are giving cognizance to the right things or not. Planners enable entrepreneurs to write their daily to-do lists and at the end, they are able to tick off the achieved ones. This on the other hand helps them to know which activities to prioritize and which ones to delegate to their workers. 

  1. Home of Idea

For business owners, planners serve as a home of ideas. Once any business-related idea flashes through their minds, these could easily be written down inside a planner. This would help to avoid forgetfulness. In due course, these ideas can be worked upon to enhance business growth.

  1. Time Management

One of the most important assets entrepreneurs have is time. With planners, entrepreneurs despite always having much to do are able to manage their time properly. They get to know the activities they ought to channel their energy towards and those that can be delegated.  With everything written down and given its own block of time, business owners can go more easily from one responsibility to the next. There is so much less stress when we don’t have to worry that we’re forgetting something.


In all, who doesn’t like the feeling of accomplishment? That is one of the things having a planner gives to its users. More so, motivation is increased for more business productivity and growth.