How to Handle Rejection – Lessons from Distributing Flyers

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as a flyer distributor or a fundraising canvasser? I know that most often than not, my first reaction when I see a canvasser is to avoid them. For these workers, rejection is a daily reality inherent to their work, and finding a healthy way to manage rejection also becomes crucial to their work and their well-being. For the rest of us. rejection is a fact of life that we will all face at one point or another, in life or in work. The past two weekends, I worked as a flyer distributor on a busy downtown street. I’d like to share my experiences with a focus on how it has helped me find a more balanced and healthy perspective on rejection.

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‘WorkHoppers’ Aware Yourselves

workhoppersWhen I was in Australia looking for part time work, one of the more popular categories that work fell into was “Casual” labor. Employers looking for casual workers were posting temporary positions, or jobs that required work only every once and again – not quite part-time and not quite permanent. Essentially perfect for students.

 

 

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