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Jia Jiang on Uncovering the Fear of Rejection and How to Use it to Your Advantage – Episode 57

Take a look at something all of you possess, a common thread that kills opportunity and stymies entrepreneurial initiative before it is hatched. That is your fear of rejection. How can you uncover this fear, understand it and make it work for you? Jia Jiang, acclaimed author, speaker and highly successful entrepreneur, spent over one hundred days getting rejected and facing his fear head on, and in the process he discovered how to use what he learned to his advantage.

Jia Jiang believed in his abilities to become an entrepreneur but needed more than just that belief. He confronted his fear of rejection through deliberate massive action within the marketplace. He discovered that by going beyond his comfort zone, only then could he locate his opportunities. This, for Jia, was when the magic happened.

Through this process, Jia made critical discoveries essential to the success of the entrepreneur, about human nature, psychology, and, ultimately, business dynamics. He shows you how really successful people have used rejection as motivation instead of something that holds them back, and how you can apply these insights to your own businesses. Discover for yourselves how to motivate people to action.


  • “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

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John’s 3 Key Take-aways

  1. Overcome your fear of rejection: Trust your instincts and get the feedback you want from the marketplace.
  2. Confident, deliberate massive action will allow you to move through rejection and realize success.
  3. Open yourself to the world—go all out.

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