Jia Jaing, a well known speaker, author and entrepreneur, decided to quit his successful corporate job to start his own business. He had a small investor lined up that was going to take his new company to a tremendous starting level, but then the investor changed their mind and backed out.
Jia was devastated and wondered, “Did I do the right thing by quitting my job and going for my dream?” He cried and thought about giving up. But after some self-reflection, Jia knew he wanted to keep working towards his dream.
He figured his biggest issue with moving forward was fear of rejection.
So Jia decided to do something incredible and scary to fight his fear of rejection. He decided to seek rejection for 100 days, asking for outlandish requests from random people who he figured would say ‘no.’ As Jia got used to rejection, he realized his fear was the scariest thing about rejection. Not the rejection itself.
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