Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection

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Harmony/Rodale, Apr 14, 2015 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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An entertaining and inspiring account of conquering the 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--from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loud speaker (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 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 can't 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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User Review  - Beth3511 - LibraryThing

Nothing super-revolutionary here, but inspiring nonetheless. My favorite parts of the book were the author's accounts of his rejection attempts. Usually his rejection attempts involved making requests ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidWineberg - LibraryThing

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger Rejection is a subset of fear. I took the training at Landmark and learned to my own astonishment that the vast majority of North Americans are afraid of people ... Read full review

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Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication PROLOGUE
MEETING REJECTION
FIGHTING REJECTION
TASTING FAME
BATTLING EVOLUTION
RETHINKING REJECTION
TAKING A
POSITIONING FOR
GIVING A
FINDING UPSIDE
FINDING MEANING
FINDING FREEDOM
FINDING POWER
LIVING A NEW MISSION
APPENDIX THE REJECTION TOOLBOX
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JIA JIANG is founder of the popular blog and video series 100 Days of Rejection. His story has been covered by dozens of news outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc.com, MTV, Gawker, the Daily Mail, Fox News, and CBS's The Jeff Probst Show. A native of Beijing, China, Jiang came to the U.S. as a teenager to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Jiang holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University.

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