100 Days of Rejection

100 Days of Rejection

How often do you allow your business or your dreams to be held back because of fear of rejection?

How many of your clients simply don’t get the help they really need because you are scared they might say “No” – and so you don’t step up to fully serve them?

If this sounds like you then you will LOVE this 12 minute video.

It’s a TEDx talk on YouTube by Jia Jiang about how he challenged himself to 100 days of Rejection after facing a devastating business setback.

It is entertaining, uplifting and inspiring – and who knows, maybe it will inspire you to risk a spot of rejection this week?

I also loved that it’s also a bit of a love story …

Go make yourself a cuppa and sit back and watch this – it’s just 12 minutes long but it could make your day – especially if it inspires you to go out and get rejected!

Go on, I challenge you – put yourself up for rejection today – and do let me know how you get on by commenting below

Happy rejection!

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  1. Natanya Apfelbaum on May 12, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    This is so beautiful and timely! I have been struggling so much with fear of social rejection and certainly it limits my choices and willingness to reach out. What if I start celebrating if I get rejected? Then I get the endorphins either way!

  2. Andrew Cheffings on May 9, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    I loved the video. It confirmed for me what I had been starting to do – using networking in a more free and creative way – interacting with people who probably will not want to work with me; commenting on things which I don’t know anything about and to people who are on a much ‘higher’ level than me. Just like in the video – it’s a fun thing to do; and, you never know what is going to happen. Will it lead to any useful leads for my business? Who knows. But I have found that sometimes people who are not in my ‘circle of interest’ do respond positively and I now have a much larger network of people following what I post and taking an interest in what I do when I network ‘in person’. And this can only be a good thing.

  3. Linda Anderson on May 9, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Loved watching this, Catherine – thank you so much for sharing.

    It puts me in mind of your suggestion to track the results of our sales conversations on a spreadsheet, knowing that every ‘no thanks’ conversation takes us one step closer to a ‘yes please’.

    I had a lot of resistance to tracking in the beginning, but now I love it – and I highlight the ‘yes pleases’ in my favourite colour, so I can look back over time and know for sure that it’s absolutely true – every ‘no thanks’ takes me one step closer to the ‘yes please, when can we get started’. Bring on the rejections!

  4. Chris on February 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Catherine,

    What a brilliant and video.

    His fearless and optimistic approach to asking is truly inspiring and as the speaker said – “Rejection is just a number”.

    Thank you for posting it in your blog as this has been inspiring and reminded me maybe I had forgotten about the joy in connecting with people.


    • Catherine on February 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Chris, thanks for your comment and I’m glad you loved it as much as I did – I also found it totally inspiring and heartwarming. The point you make about the joy of connecting is so true – I think that when we don’t put ourselves in a position to be rejected we also miss out on the connection that entails and life is the poorer.

  5. Andrea on February 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Catherine. This is a brilliant video and great idea. I’ve got a couple of friends and we are trying to look for ways to be rejected. Lets see how it goes and looking for ideas of things to ask for !

    • Catherine on February 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Andrea
      Yes it’s a brilliant video isn’t it – I loved it. It makes me realise it takes huge courage to be rejected – even when we are expecting it. But it’s also heartwarming how many times he got a Yes when he was expecting a No – it’s an important reminder of just how many “Yeses” we might miss out on in our business just because we have “made up” in our heads that we are going to get a no.

  6. Lesley on January 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks Catherine
    Definitely something for me…
    Using games to find solutions for life’s challenges. The world will open to you if you open yourself to the world. The kindness of strangers. Rejection is a normal part of business (and life)
    Looking forward to using this 😉

  7. Mary Jane Boholst on January 26, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for sharing this Catherine! It’s an amazing video and story and he is so spot on!

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