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“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
STAND UP EIGHT: Triumph & persevere
Becoming Fearless with Rejection Therapy
Author and entrepreneur Jia Jiang decided to face his life-long fear of rejection as he began his entrepreneurial journey. He knew that succeeding as an entrepreneur often means being invincible.
Jiang played a game of intentional rejection by committing himself to 100 days of straight rejection in order to overcome his fear. His outlandish requests ranged from requesting a “burger refill” at Five Guys to requesting to plant flowers in a stranger’s backyard. He was surprised to have received a few yes’s along the way, including when a Krispy Kreme donuts employee agreed to make him a donut in the shape of the Olympic symbol.
Here are the most important lessons from a game of rejection:
We can often turn a “No” into a “Yes.” People say no because they don’t have enough information or feel at risk. Asking the question “Why” gives the person an opportunity to share what is making them uncomfortable and gives you the opportunity to replace it with trust and confidence.
Say what is on that person’s mind. Empathy is a tool to break down barriers. Something as simple as “Is that weird?” or “You probably think I’m being a jerk right now” makes you relatable and on the same page.
Rejection is a numbers game (like so many things). Stand back up after enough nos, and you will eventually find a yes. Jiang’s score was 51-yes to 49-no.
Avoiding rejection is not a net positive. Most people believe avoiding rejection is a good thing, but when we shy away from rejection, we reject ourselves and our ideas before the world ever has a chance to reject them. This is the worst form of rejection!
“No” is not the worst thing that someone can say to you. The worst they can say is, “you didn’t even ask.” It implies that you said “no” to yourself before others could reject you.
Think of this quote every time you step into a situation that forces you to expand your comfort zone. Playing it safe isn’t really living, rather it’s just existing.
ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics
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SELF-DISCOVERY: Unleash the achiever within
What Keeps You Awake At Night?
Instead of just accepting this as reality, we should examine what is keeping us awake. What do we find ourselves thinking about the most? More importantly, what can we do to solve this problem and get to sleep faster? For the next three nights, we want you to write down some of the thoughts that run through your head and keep you awake. Once you determine the theme, you can work towards finding a solution.
You may find that you are kept awake by worrying about life problems such as money, health, or your family. Whatever the problem is, identify one thing you can do to lessen your concern. If there’s nothing you can do, then there’s no point in worrying. If you are constantly thinking about your next-day tasks, then get into the habit of creating a list and prioritizing each thing you need to accomplish. Lastly, if you are guilty of replaying past events in your head, it’s important to identify why you are doing that and accept the fact that no good can come from it.
Sleep is an integral part of becoming a high achiever. If you are losing out on valuable rest because you are up thinking about something, then that is a problem. Ultimately, it is up to you to identify the problem and then implement a reasonable solution.
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Stay healthy in the hustle
Strength Training…For Your Brain
Eat more Omega-3s.
Learn a new language
Learn how to dance
MINDSET: Train your brain to win
Three Books On Changing Your Mindset
The biggest mistake many people, myself included, make is believing that you can simply flip a switch and change your mindset. Your brain does not work like that. In fact, your mind is so complex that it will often fight to prevent you from changing the way you think or act. That is why we suggest checking out one of these three books and putting their advice to work.
FUN STUFF – TRIVIA
What Rock singer has had 12 top 10 hits on Billboard, including 7 from a 1984 album, but never a no. 1 single? Answer below.
NEWS BREAK: Stay informed
1% BETTER: Improve each day
Write a handwritten note to a colleague, spouse, or family member letting them know you appreciate them.
Trivia answer: Well, he was Born in the U.S.A…he’s no other than Bruce Springsteen!