The Amazing Part About Seeking Rejection

I do not seek out rejection.  I prefer collaboration and diplomacy.  It strikes a cord of harmony.  If an enterprise is going to build momentum it is best if everyone shares the same belief.  However, I am always on the lookout for great questions and unique perspectives, techniques to view a location from multiple vantage points.  One places this magic reveals itself is during the annual World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative people living unconventional lives.  The speakers, their messages, and the attendees were so profound in 2012 that I encouraged my wildly creative and young adult book aficionado wife to attend with me this year.  Perhaps the most potent moment of the weekend was a talk given by Jia Jiang.  He purposely placed himself at the edge of the proverbial rock ledge know as rejection and looked for people to push him so he could build a desensitization to the fear of rejection.  He shared his narrative and the amazing twists in his story when he started asking strangers to engage him in unique ways.

Jia Jiang from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo.

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