WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Recover From Rejection And Build Strong Resilience

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Recover From Rejection And Build Strong Resilience

This week’s WorkLife Stories of The Week: A Collection of Short Stories from The World of Performing Arts To Demonstrate How Actors Used The 3 P’s: Persistence, Passion and Purpose To Survive Rejection and Build Resilience To Recover And To Push Through Their WorkLife Obstacles. 

Denise Gough’s Story: It Took 10 Years to Receive the Critics’ Award for Most Promising Newcomer and Vince Vaughan’s Story Rejected for His Height.

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Denise Gough’s Story It Took 10 Years to Receive the Critics’ Award for Most Promising Newcomer In 2016 I saw the actress Denise Gough give what has been credited as the West End Performance of the Year in People Places and Things. She went on to win the Laurence Oliver Award for 

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Best Actress. I read afterwards that in 2012, when she received the Critics’ Award for Most Promising Newcomer, she respectfully said that she had been around for ten years. Despite the award, she then went on to have a period of one year before People Places and Things when she

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had no work. She applied for and didn’t get a cleaning job, and was about to give up on her dream when it finally happened for her. Was it a lucky break? No! It was sheer persistence, determination, a lot of pulling herself back up, and staying true to her passion, and purpose. 

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Vince Vaughan’s Story Rejected for His Height. Vince spoke about how he used to be rejected for his height, saying that he had to find a way of using it, so that he wouldn’t be defined by it. He said it was second nature for actors to be turned down. He spoke about the time and 

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energy spent preparing for auditions and when it didn’t pan out how at first he would be down, and would take four or five days, and not do anything, and say this is not working and would lose his energy. He went on to talk about finding a process where you allow yourself to feel 

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disappointed. It’s important not to turn off those feelings; but it is important to understand how to do that as quickly as possible so as to then become productive again, and start doing the things that are going to give you a better opportunity. He said the sooner you can get 

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back to your own growth, and what can enhance it, the sooner the chance of having what you want in your life becomes greater. He said the opportunities of being exposed to failure in auditions inoculates you in developing a tolerance for rejection that you can capitalise later.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Stories of The Week: Denise Gough’s Story: It Took 10 Years to Receive the Critics’ Award for Most Promising Newcomer and Vince Vaughan’s Story Rejected for His Height, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Recover From Rejection And Build Strong Resilience

If you enjoyed Denise and Vince’s stories, you may also like to learn about their fuller WorkLife stories and the exercises that helped them live their WorkLife more fully, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Recover From Rejection and Build Strong Resilience.

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Caroline’s Story Of A Demoralising Interview Which Was Followed By A Non-Apology, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Apologise With Humility, Sincerity And Integrity.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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