Rejection Proof

Rejection Proof

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Rejection Proof is Jia Jiang's 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 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 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 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: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781504640794
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 28 min., 03 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Chamberlain, Mike
Call Number: eAudio

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Nov 04, 2019

Some rejection experiment ideas were brilliant but some were borderline dumb. Key points from the book:

1) Rejection is an opinion (of the rejector).
2) Rejection has a number before possible acceptance.

Taking a no:
1) Ask why before goodbye (sustain the conversation after rejection)
2) Retreat not rout
3) Collaborate don't content
4) Change (switch up), don't give up

Positioning for a yes:
1) Explain the reason for the request
2) Acknowledge possible rejection reasons
3) Target the audience

Giving a no:
1) Patience and respect. Never belittle the rejectee
2) Be direct. Avoid convoluted reasons
3) Offer alternatives

Finding the upside of rejection:
1) Finding motivation
2) Self-improvement
3) Character building
4) Find the power to detach ourselves from the results.


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