As we said in an earlier blog post, there are 3 fears that hold people back from asking for, and receiving, referrals: the fear of being seen as pushy, the fear of being seen as needy, and the fear of being rejected. We call them “The 3 Ugly Sisters.” Today’s post is about the fear of rejection.

Every day, the fear of rejection stops professionals from applying the most effective form of lead generation: referral marketing. To find more about the fear of rejection and how to get beyond it, watch the video below.

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The fear of rejection is a huge opportunity killer. Every day, this irrational fear stops professionals from using the most effective form of lead generation: referral marketing. It’s time to take this silent killer to the mat.

As we said in an earlier blog post, there are 3 fears that hold people back from asking for, and receiving, referrals: the fear of being seen as pushy, the fear of being seen as needy, and the fear of being rejected. We call them “The 3 Ugly Sisters.”

Ugly Sister # 3 is the fear of rejection. This fear is bad news, because many professionals are so afraid of having their egos bruised that they stop themselves from asking for business or referrals.

Here’s the good news: The whole internal story about rejection is just that: a made-up story. And because it’s a made-up story, you can change it.

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As we said in an earlier blog post, there are 3 fears that hold people back from asking for, and receiving, referrals: the fear of being seen as pushy, the fear of being seen as needy, and the fear of being rejected. We call them “The 3 Ugly Sisters.” Check out our video below on Ugly Sister #2, the fear of being seen as needy.

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Many professionals stop themselves from asking for referrals because they don’t want to come off as “needy.” When you don’t ask for referrals, you effectively turn off your best source for lead generation.

As we said in an earlier blog post, there are 3 fears that hold people back from asking for, and receiving, referrals: the fear of being seen as pushy, the fear of being seen as needy, and the fear of being rejected. We call them “The 3 Ugly Sisters.”

Ugly Sister #2 is the fear of being perceived as needy. It goes something like this: “If I were to ask for referrals, people will think I’m needy or desperate for business. After all, if I were really confident and successful, I would have all the business I need and I wouldn’t have to go begging.”

Let’s put this needy issue to rest once and for all…

Asking for referrals is not about asking for a favor or for help! So if it’s not about asking for a favor, what is it?

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As we said in an earlier blog post, there are three fears that hold people back from asking for, and receiving, referrals: the fear of being seen as pushy, the fear of being seen as needy, and the fear of being rejected. We call them “The 3 Ugly Sisters.”

Ugly Sister #1 is the fear of being seen as pushy.

It goes something like this: “If I were to ask someone for referrals, they’ll see me as pushy.” This single irrational fear kills countless opportunities for referral business and warm lead generation.

The first thing to understand about this fear is that it’s a fear, not reality.

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There are 3 mortal enemies of referral business. These 3 have killed off more business opportunities than we can begin to quantify. We call them the 3 Ugly Sisters.  To meet the sisters, watch the video below.

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We want to introduce you to 3 mortal enemies of referral business. These 3 have killed off more business opportunities than we can begin to quantify. We call them the 3 Ugly Sisters.

Before we introduce you to the 3 Ugly Sisters, it’s important for you to understand this:

If you want more referral business, you have to ask for it. You may get some referral business without asking, but unfortunately most people simply won’t refer you without being prompted.

The sad truth is most people don’t ask. How come?

The 3 Ugly Sisters get in the way. So who are these 3 Ugly Sisters?

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