The hidden opportunity behind every rejection | Jia Jiang | TEDxMtHood

The hidden opportunity behind every rejection | Jia Jiang | TEDxMtHood

Jia Jiang knows first-hand how the fear of rejection can hold us back. The tendency to avoid it at all costs can be detrimental to our lives, our careers, our dreams. Determined to change that, Jia takes us down a path where rejection, instead of being avoided, is deliberately and actively sought. He asks complete strangers questions like, “Can I play soccer in your back yard? Take your patrol car for a spin? Fly your plane?” The answers may just surprise you.

Jia Jiang is the creator of 100 Days of Rejection, speaker, and author of a new book called Rejection Proof. After many years in the corporate world, Jia took a life altering risk and stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship, which resulted in everyone’s biggest fear... REJECTION. This became the catalyst that set Jia on the path to his true calling. To conquer the fear of rejection, Jia embarked on a personal quest and started a blog to face 100 Days of Rejection. His journey revealed a world where people are much kinder than we imagine, discovered that rejection can be much less painful than we believe, and that it is the fear of rejection that is much more destructive than we know.

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