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Shifting Our Perspective on Rejection with Jia Jiang

Rejection Proof guides us to think differently about what we can accomplish.

Rejection Proof shows us how to think differently about what we can accomplish

Rejection Proof (Harmony, April 2014) author Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Thus was born his “100 days of rejection” experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis and learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence. Continue reading

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