“Nos are not personal. They’re because a business has some goal that’s not aligned with what you want to do. It’s because someone has a friend who talks to so and so who gets you the thing. Sometimes it’s because someone is better than you. That’s okay.” Sarah Fain

“Nos are not personal. They’re because a business has some goal that’s not aligned with what you want to do. It’s because someone has a friend who talks to so and so who gets you the thing. Sometimes it’s because someone is better than you. That’s okay.”

“Just because you become successful doesn’t mean you get less no’s. If you can’t handle that, you need to re-evaluate. Do something else.

“If you can’t handle an onslaught of no’s, this is not the right career. Most people can. Over time you build a level of resilience. In the beginning, it’s much harder.

“The more times you hear no, the less it registers and ruins your day. There was a time when we’d be down for a week. Now, it doesn’t even get on my radar.”

Liz and Sarah answer all your questions about the entertainment industry in this very special Mailroom episode!

Source: Episode 87: From The Mailroom: A Listener Questions Episode • Happier in Hollywood

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