handling no and rejection

The Secret to Handling No and Rejection

Handling no and rejection is not easy. Tired of hearing no for all the plans you had this year? This pandemic needs to be called the CoroNOvirus. No you can’t go to the gym, no you can’t see your favorite artist perform live, and no you’re not going to get the promotion you were up for.  

How in the world can you handle hearing no and rejection when s**t hits the fan (like it is right now)? 

This is part of a series called, The Coronavirus Money Survival Guide with must-use tips to stay sane (and not go broke with the pandemic). 

We’ve dived into how to conquer fears, cut expenses, and increase your revenue. This virus isn’t going away and the ‘no’s’ are still piling in. 

Our world is being thrown upside down. The unemployment rate is 14.7%, a record high since the Great Depression. The Washington Post reported the pandemic is quickly taking people from middle class to poverty with millions of people lining up at food banks. It’s no wonder why, the Federal Reserve showed that 39% of Americans can’t handle a $400 emergency expense. 

In this video you’ll learn:

  • How I’ve been rejected thousands upon thousands of times in my career
  • What I trained my brain to hear instead of no
  • The secret to handle hearing no and dealing with rejection

There’s always pain from hearing “no.” This is a must-watch video, if all the cancellations and dreams you had for the year are bumming you out. In the comments, come say hi and let me know how you’re doing.

Do you have any other tips for handling no and rejection? 

Also, in the video I have a special announcement! A free virtual money webinar is coming soon with panelist and guest speakers. It’s a way for us all to step out of the isolation. The theme will be related to financial resilience. We’re all dealing with hearing no and rejection. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as, “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.” 

This pandemic checks all the boxes to test our resilience. We’re all faced with adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, and stress.  

You don’t have to figure this money stuff out on your own. Let’s join forces. I’m forming a planning committee for the upcoming webinar. If you’re looking for a way to have community and feel less alone on your financial journey, this is perfect for you! 


I’m looking for people to serve on the planning committee with these three roles:

1. Social Hero’s 

Are you a social butterfly and LOVE spreading the word on events to friends and family? Are you involved in organizations that would be great partners to invite their members? Is marketing on social media your specialty? Then become a Social Hero and help get the word out on this money webinar.

2. Do Gooder’s 

Do you get a sense of accomplishment when you help others? Are non-profits your jam? Maybe you work for a non-profit or volunteer with organizations that have members who are crushed with the economics of this pandemic. In this role you’ll help me as I form a scholarship program to give out a limited number of 1-hour money coaching sessions to people in financial need right now.

3. Panel Pickers 

Do you have a zillion people you follow on Instagram and would recommend as a panelist? Do you feel strongly about certain topics that you’d like to hear about in this webinar? Or do you have a debt-free story to share? Become a panel picker to help bring amazing panelists and brilliant game-changing money advice and motivation. 

I’d love to hear from you if you want to get involved and make in impact in people’s financial lives. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to be a Social Hero, Do Gooder, or Panel Picker.  More details to come!

Stay healthy and stay sane with the pandemic.  Use the tips in the video to handle no and rejection!

Carly Michelle Best Money Class Ever

Hi! I'm Carly

Welcome! Let’s be friends:). I’m a Finance grad, creator of Best Money Class Ever and money coach. Here you’ll learn how to say bye, bye, bye to debt, build savings, and stress less about money.