Rejection Proof

Rejection Proof

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

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harmony, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780804141383
Characteristics: 226 pages ;,22 cm.

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mmcbeth29
Aug 24, 2015

SUMMARY: Jia Jiang, has always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Born in China, he received the opportunity to come to America to fulfill his dreams. But as an adult, he becomes caught up in the corporate world and forgets his dreams until his wife challenges him to take 6 months to start up his own company. During those six months he realizes he has fears that are getting in the way of his success and what he ultimately wants. So he embarks on a personal challenge of 100 days of trying to receive rejection on purpose. Many of his attempts are laugh out loud funny and inspiring. He learns many things along the way about rejection, about how to get a yes instead of a no, and ultimately about himself.

REVIEW: I loved this book from front to back. It is extremely well written and riveting. I learned many things that will make me a better communicator and many things that have helped me look at rejection in a new way. I am excited about putting many of his lessons into practice. Jiang summarizes the big points after each chapter so you don't miss them.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: High school to adult (I highly highly recommend this for high school students!)

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Aug 24, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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