The Talent Council is pleased to announce that the date for our next Leadership Book Club Discussion is April 21st at 12:00 Eastern time.
The book selection for our Spring read is: Rejection Proof: How to Beat Fear and Become Invincible
Author: Jia Jiang
Please join The Talent Council and our special guest, Jia Jiang, to hear about his entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, while 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.
Stay tuned for registration details as the date draws closer. In the meantime, pick up the book and give it a read! All members of the ILTA community are encouraged to read, learn and join in the conversation.
Special Guest: Jia Jiang - Author of Rejection Proof: How to Beat Fear and Become Invincible