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How Trump Used the Power of Rejection to Win the White House

By December 19, 2016Rejection Attempts

This past election, and especially the general election, has been a particularly challenging one for me, because I supported neither Clinton nor Trump. However, ever since Trump started leading and winning in the Republican Primaries, I have been analyzing him through the lens of rejection, like I do with almost everything else. As the results, the outcome wasn’t a surprise to me at all.

I published an Op-ed on Foxnews.com discussing How Trump Used the Power of Rejection to Win the White House. Please note, this article is not a political one, even though the comments reflect a few riled up folks thinking it is. I believe that the smartest entrepreneurs can, and have to learn from people they don’t agree with.

Let me know what you think of my article!

  • steven

    What an inspiring article! I loved it and ended up purchasing your ebook. Be bold and have confidence = handling rejection. Rejection was always something I ran away from. Talk about missed opportunities.

  • Hugh Liddle

    Hey, Jia! As usual, you are absolutely brilliant! Your article was well written and made some great points that we business owners and entrepreneurs can apply to make our business efforts successful. One point for you to consider: Trump didn’t say that Mexican immigrants were rapists and murderers. He said that people entering the U.S. ILLEGALLY from Mexico were responsible for a large number of rapes and murders…therefore the need for heightened border security to ensure that only people who will be great citizens are allowed to enter. There’s a big difference between those two statements. With that one exception, I agree wholeheartedly with your content. I was uncomfortable with both candidates as well. Would love to have you back on Sales Chalk Talk again soon to talk more about Rejection Therapy. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy prosperous New Year my friend!

    Hugh, THE Sales Wizard

  • Ag507

    I love your TEDTalk amd this Trump articls as the lesson of developing resiliency to rejection and adversity. I followed the lesson by posting a comment on Washington Post on Trump-related article supporting Trump’s position. I was immediately attacked by anti-Trump readers and felt humilated. Second time I tried, I was much better prepared and felt better prepared for real life adveristy situations. I also posted a debate on details of my experience on a popular debate site – http://www.DebateIsland.com, which got great support for my idea.

    Thank you for coming up with this innovating TED Talk anf rejection therapy method, and insiring us to improve ourselves.


    Great article! My Entrepreneurship class is trying this rejection project for an assignment. I’m terrified. Perfect! I’m going to learn to be fearless.

  • Venkatesh Gopalarathnam

    People around the world are aligning with straight talking leaders, having fully experienced sweet-talking leadership. That’s what I would say about Trump’s victory. That also resonates with what you have experienced through your experiments and research, i.e straight talking engages people and diplomacy shuts off people’s attention these days.