My ‘Go for No’ email newsletter arrived this morning and a timely reminder not to take rejection personally. So here it is for everyone:
‘ And that reminds me of a story that self-help author and speaker Wayne Dyer told about his best-selling book, “Your Erroneous Zones” that he wrote back in the 1970’s.
The book had been a best seller for months. Every week it would be in the lead, sometimes hitting #1, then fall a spot or two and go right back up. Back then, apparently you could call a special number to find out where you’d appear on the best seller list for the following week.
Wayne was travelling all over, appearing on shows and doing other special events so he had his wife make the call to the New York Times with the special number to find out about the best seller list.
Wayne called home to find out where he was going to appear on the best seller list for the following week. He asked his wife, “Where am I on the best seller list next week?”
His wife said, “You’re not on the best seller list.” Wayne was shocked! “What? What are you talking about? I was number one on the best-seller list last week!”
She said, “You’re not on the best seller list. I’m sorry.” She paused. “Your book is on the best seller list.” ‘
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And if you haven’t read ‘Go for No’ or ‘Your Erroneous Zones’, I recommend them both.