"It's nearly Christmas, Corinna.
Lights are twinkling, wine is mulling and eggs are nogging...
So what's with all the rejection talk?
Why am I metaphorically locking you outside in the snow when you have no socks on and the Christmas special of Downton Abbey is about to start?
Way to kill your festive buzz, right?
But here's my point.
Next year you and your business are going to do great things. You're going to create beautiful products, snag new stockists and delight more customers.
You're going to see real, measurable improvements.
Oh, and you're going to make more money with your wholesale biz than you ever have before.
To make this happen you'll have to work damned hard. Maybe harder than you are right now.
And you'll have to take risks.
Sometimes you won't be sure that things are going to work out the way you want.
Sometimes you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Sometimes you'll feel like throwing it all in the bin and taking that job at Spud-U-Like that your Mum helpfully circled in the newspaper.
Don't do that, sweetie.
Getting rejected hurts but it doesn't have to completely derail you. Here's how to do it like a pro... [there's a whole middle section with five thorough tips, which you can see here].
Over the holidays I hope you'll rest, recharge and plan something amazing for the next year of your business.
You don't have to let the fear of rejection shape those plans or prevent you from going full throttle for what you want. You're smart and you're tough.
Bring. It. On.
Merry Christmas sweetheart. With every warm wish for your success,"
I may have to print this out and stick it on my wall. Thanks for the inspiration Clare.