Rejection Proof/ posted in: Reading Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang
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An 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. But 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.
Do you avoid asking for things because you don’t want to hear someone say no? This is the book for you.
Jia Jiang always wanted to be an entrepreneur. He decided to go the safer route into business though because of his fears. Eventually he decides to quit his job and take six months to try to make a business idea a success. He also ends up facing his rejection fears head on by deciding to ask for something that will get him a rejection every day.
Rejection isn’t a huge fear of mine but I am horrible with conflict so I was interested in his idea to seek out what made him uncomfortable every day to desensitize himslef. His ideas were unique and funny.
One confused me though. He thought that if he gave free unwrapped food to people that no one would eat it. He thought that was a universal fear. That doesn’t bother me at all. From what I’ve seen at work when the vultures I work with descend on food people bring in, this isn’t a universal fear.
This is a great book about facing your fears and moving past them.