MY REALITY OF REJECTION…

Kelly Ann Gorman
6 min readMay 19, 2022

REDIRECTING TO SERVE A BIGGER PURPOSE…

I want to share something with you that I have only spoken about briefly on the Kelly Ann Cares Podcast. A couple of months ago I made the decision to pitch myself to a variety of networks hiring for several positions within their podcasting departments. Amazon, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Hello Sunshine, Dear Media, and Spotify, just to name a few. Yes! I put together a resume for the first time in over a decade. Who made up that one-page rule? That was a very difficult task!

I wanted to bring my expertise of writing, recording, hosting, monetizing, producing, and developing podcasts to a network. I wanted to be able to create on a larger scale. Be a part of a team. Start more projects from the ground up, just as I have done with my own career and business. I have taught myself everything I know, pride myself on the work and content I create, provide the absolute best service to my clients, and I am the queen of being able to find a solution for any problem sent my way.

I mean, I represented myself in six medical malpractice cases and closed them all in 18 months, in the middle of the pandemic.

Now here is what has happened over these past few months. I was rejected over 100 times. Not one network gave me two minutes of their time to have a conversation. Get to know me. Nothing!

Is it a conflict because I have my own show? Is it wrong of me wanting to pivot my business and bring my knowledge to a network so that I can continue to do what I love on more shows? I do not know these answers. All I know is that this process was an extremely humbling and showed me that maybe this was not part of my journey, and that manifesting doesn’t always work out. I’ll be sharing more on that on my next show (episode 324).

I am the queen of networking and love to create genuine relationships on and offline. That is my recipe to success and how I got to where I am today. If you ask any of my clients or friends, they will also fill you in on my favorite past time of following up. That is how I have closed the biggest deals of my career.

If you own a successful brand and decide to pivot back to a corporate setting, how does it look? I had no idea and wanted to try. All you need to do is try. In my case it looks like I have everything I need to continue to do more on my own terms. Maybe this is what I had to go through to light a whole new creative fire under my *ss. Listen, burnout…

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Kelly Ann Gorman

Personal Growth+Productivity Expert Podcaster+Author. Listen to the latest episode of the Kelly Ann Cares Podcast on your favorite app or YouTube today!