Have you ever been disappointed by your boss, friends or co-worker’s lack of enthusiasm toward your business game plan? If so, keep reading.
One of the most frustrating emotions for a business professional to overcome is rejection from co-workers and friends. When rejection comes from a client, it’s expected. But when it comes from inside one’s camp, it can be crippling. Company turnover, abandoned startups and business closures are side affects of emotional pain experienced when people feel rejected in the business environment. Leaders, owners and associates can find themselves feeling isolated and unsupported. No one is exempt from this experience. Once the anger from being discounted begins, it creates chaos in the workplace.
I’ve worked several years in the radio and music industry. During this time, I watched managers, record labels and individual artist use the same proven technique to develop a following for their original music. The majority of artist made their start in the industry by singing cover tunes. Cover tunes are hit songs made famous by another artist. Most audiences didn’t want to hear the performer’s new music until they were thoroughly entertained by hearing music they’ve listened to on the radio daily. The audience would refrain from clapping, dancing or even smiling while the artist poured out emotions and words of their pain and pleasure. For this reason the performer produced a show that was 80% cover tunes. Toward the end of the show the artist would ask if they could share some music they had written. The audience would reward the artist with a rousing applause showing interest in hearing their original works. They would engage and appreciate the original musical performance and the artist would end the show with an extremely popular cover tune. This is a simple win win engagement.
We often experience rejection in business relationships which may lead to the demise of individuals, divisions or even organizations. We can minimize this breakdown by creating win win situations that lead to positive engagements with the individuals who do not believe in our vision or methods. Very wise Baby Boomers and high tech Millennials don’t see eye to eye frequently so they must create a bridge that allows them to appreciate each other’s talents. Women in the workplace experience this same issue when working in male dominated industries. My three daughter have taught me that men and women experience life differently with their own unique challenges. Thank you ladies.
We spend more time debating the journey instead of focusing on the end goal. We must identify success indicators that we can all agree on throughout the journey. This will create wins which allow everyone involved to gain confidence in each other. The only way this can occur is when we get past the pain from rejection and offer our co-workers or boss a cover tune. A professional cover tune is developing the skills or accomplishing the goal which makes everyone relax enough to trust your talent. If you push your original work of art without engaging your peers in the workplace, they will reject your brilliance. If you want people to follow you in business, get better at what you do everyday and don’t get mad when your audience request a cover tune.
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