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A note about rejection

I have often been rejected.  People sometimes say no, proposals don’t always turn into projects, and some people just flat out ignore you.  With that in mind, we can’t make it an excuse to give up, and stop sending out messages.

Sales is a challenging business, but it has great benefits that pursue most average industries.  Many people believe that sales is not a real career, or it is not reliable, but on the back of every salary is a salesman who is keeping the factories moving, and the logistics carriers filled up with fuel.

This pressure requires an incredible amount of tenacity to overcome business fears get deals closed.  Let’s get real, if the deal isn’t closed and the sale isn’t made then all of the business stops to a hault.  This makes sales one of the most important functions of an organization.  If we don’t get comfortable, and unafraid of hearing the word “no” then we might just get stuck in the hole of rejection that makes no sense to be in.

I have often found that facing the problem strait in eyes, and challenging it is one of the best ways to get results.  You have to tackle your problems head on, and it often isn’t the most pleasant thing to experience.  When a customer get’s disgruntled, and a problem occurs those are the moments that sales-people like least, but they are filled with opportunity and reward.

When you solve problems their is huge reward.  People want their problems solved, and if you can help them solve this process you are like a giant to them.  Sometimes if it is an issue that can be solved by their organization you can just politely ask, “What do you think should be done about it?”  They may already have thought of many great solutions.  Not every problem that the customer has needs to be solved by you, sometimes you are just the punching back of their complaints.

The moral of the story is, get used to being rejected regularly, and often.  It will help your whole life, and increase your rates of success in all projects.



Michael Pagan


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March 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM

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I will send you photos

Anyone that has my mobile number knows that I love text messaging.  I send videos, motion gifs, and pictures like its no tomorrow.



FaceTime with my nephews. | @michaelpagan


FaceTime with my nephews. | @michaelpagan

Here is a bit of an art piece on the photographs that have been sent to me by text.


Thank you to all of my friends that send me messages.  I love you.



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The reality of the depraved mind

The holocaust happened less than 100 years ago, and was committed by people just like you and me, who murdered and persecuted people just like you and me. Here are the words of Rudolf Höss, Auschwitz Commandant

“When he gave me the order personally… to prepare a place for mass killings and then carry it out, I could never have imagined the scale, or what the consequences would be. Of course, this order was something extraordinary, something monstrous. However, the reasoning behind the order of this mass annihilation seemed correct to me. At the time I wasted no thoughts about it. I had received an order; I had to carry it out. I could not allow myself to form an opinion as to whether this mass extermination of the Jews was necessary or not. At the time it was beyond my frame of mind. Since the Führer himself had ordered “The Final Solution of the Jewish Question,” there was no second guessing for an old National Socialist, much less an SS officer. “Führer, you order. We obey” was not just a phrase or a slogan. It was meant to be taken seriously.”
– Rudolf Höss

I write this post with a positive message with two points.

  1. There is nothing that Jesus cannot forgive you of.
  2. All sin is the same, therefor we are just as close to the atrocities of Auschwitz as those who committed them.

There is no magic pill or education that can change these facts.  We tend to think because we are enlightened that we would never be the same as those offenders.  That is incredibly far from the truth.  In the right circumstances, we would be surprised.

Cling to Jesus.  He saves us from sin.  All the more to be thankful for God, who gives us grace.

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