I don’t know anyone who is a fan of rejection. If we’re honest most of us spend an awful lot of time and energy working to avoid altogether even the slightest rejection, but Jia Jiang is not like most of us.
After listening to Jia talk about his 100 Days of Rejection Therapy project in which he spent 100 days asking people for things for which they would certainly reject him I knew I had to share his story here.
Jia decided that in order to conquer the fear of rejection that was stifling his entrepreneurial dreams he needed to face rejection head on. He set out to spend 100 days doing insane things like asking a stranger for $100 bills, asking to address the passengers on a Southwest Flight, and even asking Jeff Probst to sing a song to his son, all in the hopes of beating his fear of rejection into submission.
Things got really interesting when people started saying “yes.”
In this interview Jia shares his amazing story and we talk about how the fear of rejection is often much more sinister than rejection itself.