Do You Let Criticism Stop You? How To Insult-Proof Your Ego.

Finding the courage to express yourself isn’t always an easy thing to do.

While technology gives us countless tools to share our creations with the world, it also opens us up to the opinions of others: the good, the bad, and the cruel.

If mean words keep popping up in your mind, don’t let them drop down and poison your soul. Click To Tweet

To keep yourself open and continuously creating amidst the rocky terrain of online public opinion is a vital skill, especially when you’re committed to being a force for good.

That’s why I was intrigued when a reader asked how I **personally** deal with criticism online.

Rather than just empathize, I thought I’d share some fun “feedback” from my own critics. If nothing else, I hope it makes you laugh.

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Finding the Recipe for Success w/ Chloe Coscarelli

Maybe it’s because I’m Italian. Maybe it ties back to my childhood and the hours I spent watching my mom cook.

No matter what the reason, I ***love food***.  Like, seriously love it. Love to cook it, love to eat it, and love to try new recipes.

A few years ago, I cracked open a new cookbook and gave this interesting looking “Avocado Pesto Pasta” a test-drive. From the first creamy dreamy bite, both Josh and I were hooked.

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Excited, I powered through over a dozen other recipes, and low and behold… I struck food gold! A whole cookbook of things that were:

  • healthy
  • fast and easy to put together (no long, exotic lists of ingredients)
  • ridiculously delicious

That’s when I knew I had to get to know the genius behind these creations.

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How To Get Paid When You Hate Asking For Money

When you’re really good at something and actually enjoy doing it, it’s natural to want to turn that passion into a business.

But a strange phenomenon often occurs for passion-based business owners — especially when it’s time to get paid.

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You have trouble bringing yourself to actually ask for money for something you’re so naturally good at.

Feels weirdly like cheating the system. Or taking advantage. Or somehow getting one over on people.

If this sounds familiar, you’ll love today’s MarieTV.  You’ll learn three simple steps to make asking for payment more comfortable.

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Thank You For Not Believing In Me

Curious…

Have you ever had someone say something about your work that felt like a punch in the gut? Where you were almost shocked how downright ignorant and mean it was?

While most of us get that learning to deal with criticism is an essential part of the creative game, that intellectual awareness doesn’t always help us emotionally.

Sometimes a put-down is the best fuel to fire you up. Click To Tweet

Especially when you’re first starting out.

Words sting. And unfortunately, the harshest words often linger in the back corners of our minds longer than we’d like to admit.

That’s why I want to tell you a story about this guy who put me down on an escalator and how I’ve used that experience to lift myself up.

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