There’s nothing more dispiriting when you work for yourself than to be told you haven’t won that interesting (and lucrative) new project you were going for.
No matter what the reason was (you were too expensive, someone else had more relevant experience, we chose someone local), it still rankles to know you have just missed out on a rather nice slice of much-needed new business.
And, if you’re not careful, it can dent your confidence a bit. (It shouldn’t do, because you’re just as great at what you do today as you were yesterday before you got the news.)
Here are four things you can do to help ensure your confidence remains high and to help motivate you to find your next new project.
1. Keep a log of every compliment your clients send to you