Nobody likes to look dumb. In fact, most of us work pretty hard at looking smart. It’s cool, we all do it. I know I do.
But what if the key to success was not being smart and successful all the time?
What if we became better at what we did because we took a risk and looked bad once in a while?
I recently read Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang and discovered a whole new way of getting to my goals.
The gist of his book is that making yourself vulnerable to rejection helps you discover that people are much kinder than you thought and the pain isn’t so big and scary.
Jia Jiang originally wanted to overcome his own fears of rejection and began his journey of 100 days of rejection. He filmed himself in weird and wonderful situations that made him uncomfortable and uploaded those videos to his blog.
Since then, he’s become a wildly successful entrepreneur and keynote speaker. He travels the world consulting with corporations and speaking about his experiences.
While my goals are humbler, I still need to be able to put myself out there. When you’re a blogger and writer, you constantly have to put yourself out there.
Whether it’s to raise your profile, land a new client, or just write something honest and daring for the world to see – you need some serious chutzpah.
I want to overcome my own fears of rejection and I need you to help me. I’m going to launch my own little social experiment and be on the watch for ways to look stupid.
Send in your own ideas and if their ethical, legal, and don’t defy the laws of physics, I’ll film me doing them and post them on my blog as part of my “Say what?” series.
Fill out the comment section below and add your email address to the contest widget above and you’ll be entered. Good luck!
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