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.
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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Let’s get down to it. How much do you really care about what people think of you?
As social creatures it’s nearly impossible not to care — on some level — about what people think.
It’s a core human desire to be accepted, acknowledged and loved.
But on the other hand, caring about what others think — especially about how you look, dress, talk, write, who you love, how you behave, decisions you make or what you do for a living — makes you a volunteer for a caged life of misery and mediocrity.
Lao Tzu said it best here:
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu
In today’s episode of MarieTV, we’re answering a question from a young woman in New Zealand who has big dreams, but is feeling crushed under the opinions and doubts of those around her.
If you ever feel like you may care a little too much about what people think of you, this one is for you.
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Today I’m packing my bags to fly across country to speak at a big internet marketing event called Underground hosted by my friend Yanik Silver.
I’m so pumped to teach and learn, and really happy the weather back east is mild. This New Yorker has officially gotten used to 70 degrees and sunny LA weather.
Now that you know my whereabouts, let’s get down to some business advice.
In today’s episode of MarieTV, I’ll show you how to deal with one of THE most upsetting situations you’ll run into as a business owner . . .
Negative business reviews.
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