Jia Jiang knows firsthand how the fear of rejection can hold us back. Our natural tendency to avoid it at all costs can be detrimental to our business, our careers, and, yes, our lives. Determined to change that, Jia takes us down a path where rejection, instead of being avoided, is deliberately and actively sought. He asks complete strangers questions like, “Can I borrow $100? Can I speak over your store’s intercom? Can I get a burger refill?” The surprising answers led him to a whole new world. It may also teach you something you have never thought about before and even propel your speaking career.