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I’m writing you from the clouds. More precisely…
I’m about 10,000 feet up on a Virgin America flight en route to Los Angeles for our company’s annual summer retreat.
Since our business is completely virtual, it’s vital that we all get together in person a few times a year for strategic planning and — big ol’ slumber parties!! (don’t you miss those??)
Back when I first started my business, I dreamed of the day when I’d be lucky enough to work with really talented people like this.
I fantasized about having these kind of work/play “getaways” in gorgeous places with tons of healthy food and ample supplies of markers and flip charts.
But that was a fantasy I didn’t tell many people about for years.
Because I was afraid that my idea was dumb and I’d be judged for it.
I was afraid of dealing with criticism.
Now I see how silly that was, but at the time — the fear of negative criticism felt very real. Which is exactly what we’re talking about today on MarieTV: how to deal with criticism.
If you ever let the fear of what other people will say stop you from creating to your full potential or don’t know how to handle criticism, this episode is for you.
You’ll learn four critical points to keep in mind about critics, as well as two of my all-time favorite quotes on the subject.
After you’ve watched, I’d love to know, have you ever let fear of criticism and judgment stop you? What did you do to overcome it? How do you handle criticism?
Have you faced harsh criticism? If so, did it take you out for a while — or did you find a way to get right back up on the horse?
People handle criticism (or the fear of it) so differently.
That’s why I’m really excited to hear your perspective on this.
Leave a comment below and let me know your experience. The more specific you can be, the better.
After all, something you share could make a profound difference to someone else in our community!
Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and joining in.
With all my summer love,