I do not know about the rest of you, but I love reading all the business books with their tips and tricks and suggestions. However, while I love reading the books I hate implementing what I read! It just seems too much like work for my brain to actually enjoy doing it. Now, I like having an extra excuse to read interesting business books, that excuse is called a book review. And in all honesty, I love reviewing books.
Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang is different from the other business books that I have read. He is addressing the fear of rejection vs. the actual sting of rejection itself. Fearing and personalizing rejection can cripple professionals, business people, students, children, and everyone in the world.
First off, I read the book in an hour absorbed into Jiang’s quest to overcome his fear of rejection, through a 100 day rejection challenge. Each day, he was seeking out one deliberate rejection and videoing the results. Later he analyzed his videos and looked at how he acted, how the other person acted, and ways he could adjust and improve his approach so that the rejection would impact him less.
For me the funniest part was where, on day four, he made his request expecting to be rejected. And, instead of rejection his request was given an affirmative. After that his quest changed, and sometimes he was rejected with laughter and fun, while other times his requests were accepted, or changed to something else.
This book was an encouragement as it showed someone who was willing to identify his fears, and then address them head on. It is also a bit of a success story, showing how rejection is not the end of an idea or a dream.
If you need an inspirational boost, I would highly recommend that you read Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang. It nearly made me want to go out and start my own 100 day rejection challenge, except those kinds of challenges are easier in the city as opposed to the middle of nowhere.
As a blogger and soon-to-be author, steeling oneself against rejection and negativity is a must. However, for each “no” there may be a “yes” later on or in a different way. Why should I be afraid to ask? A rejection does not define who I am, or what I am capable of, or even the merits of the request, book, or project that was refused. Rejection simply means that one’s project or request is not right for that person at that time.
Back To You:
Have you ever felt crippled by rejection, or the fear of rejection? Is there something that is holding you back from living your life to the fullest or pursuing your dream? Leave a comment.
Note: This book was received from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review, I was under no obligation to give a positive review. The above is my honest opinion after reading Rejection Proof.