Top Inspirational and Emotional Intelligence Expert; Winner of Toastmasters 2019 Golden Gavel Award; One of the Most Viewed TED Talks: 100 Days of Rejection
What makes Jia Jiang unique and extremely effective is the way he teaches. Instead of pushing concepts down to the audience, he relates with them using humor and authenticity. He pulls the audience into his own stories and lets them apply the lessons themselves. Often after hearing Jia’s talk, people talk about having a life-changing experience, and their relationship with rejection and failure is forever changed.
Jia Jiang is the owner of Rejection Therapy, a website that provides inspiration, knowledge and products for people to overcome their fear of rejection. He also teaches people and trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. In 2015, he authored the Amazon best-selling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection and was one of the most viewed TED Talks of 2017.
Several years after Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he took a life-altering risk and stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship. His result was everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. This was the catalyst that set Jiang on the path to his true calling.
To conquer the fear of rejection, Jiang embarked on a personal quest and started a blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy. His journey revealed a world that was hidden in plain sight — a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. He discovered that rejection can be much less painful than we believe and that the fear of rejection is much more destructive than we know.
Jiang grew up in Beijing, China and migrated to the United States at age 16. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
Jia Jiang on What He Learned From 100 Days of Rejection
Jia Jiang on His Fear of Rejection
Ji Jiang on the Today Show
Jia Jiang’s Speech Topics
What You Can Learn From 100 Days Of Rejection
The fear of rejection can hold you back. Our natural tendency is to avoid it at all costs which can be detrimental to our businesses, careers, and lives. In 2012, to overcome his own fear of rejection, entrepreneur Jia Jiang started an experiment to be rejected every day for 100 days. The result became the basis of his #3 viewed TED talk of 2017 and bestselling book: Rejection Proof. In this engaging presentation, Jia shares stories from his rejection experiment to teach you the importance of becoming rejection-proof, the basic principles of turning a NO into YES, as well as how to get more YESes.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Reach Beyond Your Box
Based on race, gender, education, and cultural background, society has put us into different boxes and tagged us with stereotypes and expectations. Equally damaging, however, are the ways we also conform to these boxes in unconscious ways. As an Asian American who has broken multiple boxes, Jia takes on the DE&I topic with a unique two-way approach for both organizations and individuals.
For organization leaders, Jia helps them to understand and actively install a fearless box-breaking culture. And for employees, Jia challenges them to seek opportunities to influence beyond their box.
Workshop: The Power of Rejection
Based on his #1 best-selling book – Rejection Proof, this workshop takes a deep dive into rejection-proof principles to expose attendees to techniques in overcoming fears. The audience will learn to turn rejection to advantage, how to give rejections, and to get more acceptances. They will also go through “Rejection in the Wild” – an unforgettable, real-life rejection-seeking exercise. This workshop is 1-4 hours long.