It’s #MotivationMonday HI000 style with RB Kelly Body Language Expert: Speaker and Coach on Nonverbal Skills
“One of the biggest things that impacted my life was when I was rejected for a job that I wanted desperately. I was working in a dead-end job as a receptionist, and I was bored out of my mind. I saw a job offered by someone I respected and admired– a job I thought would be perfect for me, and I applied. I applied within hours of the job opening, and waited to hear back.
Over a month and a half later, I got an email saying that there had been over 900 applicants, and the job had been filled, and they hadn’t chosen me.
I was devastated. For one brief, shining moment, it had seemed as though my fairy godmother had appeared and offered me the perfect job, and all I had to do was apply for it. Then, the door slammed shut, and the godmother was gone, and I was back to my dull, dreary day-job.
This rocked me to the core. How could I not have been chosen? I took a long, hard look at myself and realized that while I had a lot to offer, none of it was reflected on my resume. I had, in essence, wasted the last few years just coasting along. I resolved then and there to change, to stop living in my books and start living in the real world.
That catapulted me onto a journey that has completely transformed my life. When I look back on what started my success and how I got where I am today, I can point to that rejection and I can say with complete confidence that I turned what could have been a stumbling block into one of the biggest stepping stones of my life.”
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