It happens to everyone.
You talk long distance to a potential recruit, only to discover she
decided to sign up under someone else. You send a simple package to
a customer at your own expense, then you never hear back once she
has received her freebie. But the important thing is to not let it
get to you.
Hundreds (sometimes thousands)
of people visit your website, but only one converts that visit into
a purchase. Are the rest of your site visitors rejecting your site?
Not neccessarily. They could have bookmarked your site, recommended
it to friends, or plan to purchase something after paday. But these
should be considered successes, and not rejections.
When a potential recruit
signs up under someone else instead of you, it could be for a wide
variety of reasons, and it does not neccessarily mean she rejected
you. Think back to when you signed up under your own recruiter. You
likely chose based upon personality, location, or because she had
a daughter the same age as yours. Your potenetial recruit could have
signed up under that other person for a reason such as that, or for
an even crazier one because the rep had the same crazy passion for
Knots Landing reruns. If it wasn't for that quirky connection like
that, maybe she would have signed up under you instead.