One thing that can throw creative visionary people for a loop, is negative feedback.
Of course, some criticism is vital for a successful business. When your collective audience speaks, you must listen. They want to collaborate. They want to support you. They want to help you serve them (even) better.
But then, there are...haters.
They come in different forms; some want to hurt you, while others simply don't dig your stuff.
It's okay; I swear. It just comes with the territory.
If you create anything with strong passion, with a fierce point of view, with something to say, some people won't like it.
In fact, I was just reflecting on responses I've gotten to my blogs over the past couple of years of consistent posting. The most popular blogs (traffic + engagement via posts and reposts) have also included a small number of people who HATED what I wrote. I know because they told me!
What I want to share with you, Beautiful Creative Business Owner with Passion-- is keep going.
Sure, if your collective audience is telling you your direction is not working-- please listen. And for more on the art of taking feedback, read this>>Taking Feedback with Style & Grace.
But if a few people say something negative, or even publicly post mean criticism, pay no mind. When you start playing BIG, you open yourself up to the haters.
And, please remember-
For all the haters, there are lots of other people who are loving your stuff.
So, instead of silencing your creative genius, "bless and release" the haters, and keep focusing on your core audience. Nurture Yourself. Keep Creating.
You were blessed with your unique brilliance to create meaningful things in the world. Continue on your path.
Share your story.
State your truth.
Serve your audience fearlessly.
Be willing to be vulnerable.
Sure, there will still be haters, but there you'll be expressing your true self, serving the people you were born to serve, and living your best life.
Worth it? Hell yes.
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Now, I want to know:
- Have you ever experienced "haters," when it comes to your business?
- How do you let go of feedback that is NOT helpful, so you can keep creating?
Join the discussion! I’d love to see your presence in the comments below.