A few years ago the British Council started a project called the 1000 word challenge. They did this in the hope that more people in Britain would try to learn at …
Rejection. It’s something startup PR and marketing people get used to.
Sometimes you think you’ve written the perfect pitch to an editor or journalist. You’ve read their articles, you understand the audience they appeal to, you’ve reached out on Twitter and suggested a story you’re sure they’ll be interested in. A week goes by and nothing; no response to your “killer pitch”. You send a follow up email, then another a week later. Still nothing.
We wanted to protect our students from the pain of rejection, but we knew they would have to experience it sooner or later. It’s par for the course in the startup world.
I have just over a week left in my French 90-Day Challenge and I want to go out with a bang: I’m going to watch a whole movie in French. I’ve been studying the language pretty extensively for a few months, so I should be able to do it, right?