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Reach out at CREATIVISTACOACHING and dive into a partnership with RJ for a season focused on developing your personal creative habits for a more fruitful and fulfilling future. Family? Day Job? Seasoned Artist? Let's unpack what works for you without abandoning reality!

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More than ever our words matter. With our kids, culture and even ourselves. Listen in as we read through Lexicon of Awesome! Observe, reflect, and discern the weight of the words you use externally with others and internally with yourself.

  • R.J Dyson

Today I received a rejection letter from the Steve Laube Agency for a manuscript I had worked on for nearly two years.


Turns out my manuscript was lost for several months in the wrong pile within his office. He was "mortified" to discover this lost book, even a book he would reject. He offered advice, a word of praise and even challenged me to engage some new areas of writing. Helpful and encouraging rejection.


Most author's books are rejected.

Most songwriter's songs are rejected.

Most movie pitches' and design ideas are rejected.


Rejection stinks. But rejection is a great way to remind ourselves that we're in the game. That we're out there boldly pitching our best. That it's a great opportunity to reflect on what was rejected.


The thing is, I wasn't rejected. Steve Laube doesn't know me. My work and my limited platform were rejected. It's not personal, it's potential. Potential to take advice and grow. Potential to create options. Potential to try again later. There's a whole box of potential waiting to be tapped within rejection.


When was the last time you were rejected? What's stopping you from going for another? Find your circle, mourn rejection, be encouraged and go for the goal one more time. Come one, let's do it!


Thanks Steve Laube, I appreciate your rejection... mostly.

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