Rejection & Vulnerability

Rejection Proof – Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang - Rejection Proof
Jia Jiang – Rejection Proof

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

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

It is so hard to get rejected.   You feel not good enough.

We sometimes try so hard and then fail.   It is painful to fail.   It actually sometimes hurts.

Jia Jiang’s book is amazing.   It really helps you understand that if you can get good at getting rejected and really learn by putting yourself out there, you will see that there is so much opportunity that you once did not see.    In his journey, he challenged himself by doing an experiment called “100 days of rejection”.

If you are afraid of getting rejected or failing, this is a great book that will teach you how to be okay with getting a NO.   It will teach you to not give up.    There are so many successful people that were rejected multiple times before someone gave them the opportunity.   If they would have given up, they wouldn’t be where they are today.

Don’t give up on your dreams just because you are not successful in your attempts or because someone says you will not make it.    In addition, being aware of how you approach people when they share their dreams with you is so important because you can help shape the dreams of others by being a good listener and encouraging them to stick with it.


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 loudspeaker (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.” (

Originally posted 2016-06-04 16:04:43.