Jia Jiang: Seeking Rejection, Overcoming Fear & Entrepreneurship – #237

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Jia Jiang comes on Bulletproof Radio today to discuss his journey on seeking rejection, which takes him from getting free donuts at Krispy Kreme to panhandling in Austin, Tx. He also explains how to build a rejection proof team and overcoming fear. Enjoy the show!

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Jia Jiang is an entrepreneur, speaker, blogger and author of Rejection Proof.   After being turned down by an investor he decided he needed to learn to deal with rejection and set out to spend 100 days getting rejected then wrote a book to chronicle his hilarious journey – 100 Days of Rejection.  Applying what he learned, Jia’s life goal is to build a world in which we are no longer crippled by the fear of rejection. He is making this a reality through his blog, social media talks and his recent book.   Jia’s story has been shared on CNN, Yahoo News, Time Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek.

What You Will Hear

  •   0:14 – Cool fact of the day
  •   2:04 – Welcome Jia Jiang
  •   6:56 – How to get free donuts at Krispy Kreme
  • 12:45 – How to say “no”
  • 18:40 – Dealing with rejection
  • 27:39 – Pan handlers
  • 32:10 – Building a rejection proof team
  • 38:09 – Getting an interview with President Obama
  • 44:24 – Public speaking
  • 49:48 – Learning through rejection
  • 54:50 – Top three recommendations for kicking more ass and being Bulletproof!



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By Dave Asprey

  • Coach Leon B.

    This was a really good podcast. Getting no’s is part of life, how we react to them is so in our control.

  • Chris

    Calling a potential employer after an interview and asking “Why didn’t you hire me?” may be a bit awkward as Dave suggested. However, at the end of the interview, if you ask “Given what we’ve discussed [during the interview], is there any reason why you wouldn’t hire me, what am I missing that you’re looking for” then, in my opinion, you have a better shot at getting feedback. As a bonus, this question may catch the interviewer by surprise (depending on their profession), and is an interesting way to close.

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  • gary

    What worked for me for me 25 years ago and changed my life forever… I was applying for my first corporate sales job in telecommunications, I was under educated, under qualified and to young. I was 21 and the average age was 30 + I asked one question during the interview that changed my life and never failed me yet in business and in life. I was so nervous and desperate for a Job I didn’t think when i asked the one question “What is the one reason why you wouldn’t hire me” it best asked when the interviewer asks you, do you have any questions. We’ll if you ever what to see the tables turn and someone squirm ” ask the question” the worst they will tell you the truth and you have a chance to overcome their objection right then and not through email when it’s to late… It also works in sales, ask the customer at the end of the sales process and it works try in in any situation. Always ask the question “what is the one reason you ____________.”

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