Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia JiangRejection Proof is Jia Jiangs entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective on how to turn a no into a yes.
Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his 100 days of rejection experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis - from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loudspeaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it).
Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and here he shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence - a plan that cant be derailed by a single setback.
Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.
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Lesson 1: People saying “No” to you feels personal, because you blame it on yourself.
I think about this quote whenever I step into a situation that will force me to expand my comfort zone. It reminds me that playing it safe isn't really living. Rather, it's existing. The same goes for rejection. We've all been stung by the sound of NO. We've all allowed ourselves to be temporarily defined by another person's decision to reject us, even when it's not personal.
Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author:. His wife supported him in taking six months off to start a company, but ultimately his habit gamification app failed, because in spite of incessant practice, a major investor rejected him after his pitch. For days, he made all kinds of crazy requests to people, companies and the world, recorded himself doing it and shared what he learned. Rejection Proof is the result of that journey and it can teach you a whole lot about rejection. If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want. Download PDF. The times when rejection was actually dangerous are over.
Books, Audiobooks and Summaries. Instead, it can make you stronger, and teach you some valuable lessons. You have faced so many rejections that you do not believe you are worthy of success anymore? Rejection is not a reality; it is just a subjective opinion. Jia Jiang is an entrepreneur and author, as well as a creator of an online course that teaches people how to face rejection and turn it into something positive.