How to deal with your critics

20 July 2013
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Have you ever let fear of criticism and judgment stop you? Marie shares some pearls of wisdom on dealing with the old 'self doubt' and coping with criticism

 

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 fantasised 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.

Why?

Because I was afraid that my idea was dumb and I’d be judged for it. I didn’t want to be criticised or deal with negative pushback.

Now I see how silly that was, but at the time the fear of criticism felt very real. Which is exactly what we’re talking about today on MarieTV: how to deal with the fear of criticism.

If you ever let the fear of what other people will say stop you from creating to your full potential, 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.

 

 


 

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