Barbara Corcoran: The Secret to Handling Rejection

December 23, 2013
Barbara Corcoran on Rejection

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Barbara Corcoran, from the popular ABC reality show Shark Tank, is the multimillionaire entrepreneur. Know as someone who is brash and blunt, bold and courageous, Barbara is also known as a real estate mogul in New York City. Her jackpot success came with the sale of her real estate company, The Corcoran Group, for $66 million in 2001. She started the business with a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend 28 years earlier.

In a recently posted interview with Entrepreneur, Corcoran speaks about the importance of handling rejection. In this 2 minute clip, Corcoran notes:

“Show me an entrepreneur who can take a hit, and I’ll show you a good entrepreneur…”

Those who are able to work through rejection, and who learn to fail well, turn out to be the best entrepreneurs. Rejection is just part of doing business.

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.