In the beginning of any new adventure, fear is natural. But to reach your ultimate dreams, you have to take the leap of faith. That’s why I’m sharing my leap of faith moment with the Niche community. Hopefully, my story inspires you to take the next step to reach your dream career.
How do you reset after getting rejected? Rejection sucks. The feeling especially sucks when you are just starting out in your new business or job hunting. Think of each “no” as part of a game. When going after new business or jobs, you might not get a “yes” right away. Landing deals is complicated and nonlinear. Hear how The Niche Movement Founder Kevin O’Connell takes rejection and uses it to build up his “no” tolerance.
Matthew Griffin, Griff for short, is an Army Ranger and business owner who always seeks to make the world a better place. From the time Griff was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be an Airborne Ranger. He notes that this was “stressful, but achievable. After going through challenges like that at a young age and seeing the benefits of success, it makes you want to take on bigger challenges.” Take on bigger challenges is exactly what he did and has continued to do through his leadership, business, and hobbies ever since. He eventually wanted to transition to a career that enabled him to help others in a different way and felt passionate about promoting peace. Currently, Griff is CEO of Combat Flip Flops, a company he founded with a fellow Army Ranger. The company’s mission is “To create peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, ‘Business, Not Bullets’—flipping the view on how wars are won. Though Persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.”