This may not have happened to you yet, but if you continue creating content, you will eventually need to deal with criticism.
This is because, as soon as anyone starts gaining attention online and fans start expressing their love, the haters come out of the woodwork.
What should you do?
If You Can, Brush It Off
If you’re like me, negative comments bother you. In fact, coping with criticism was something I had to work hard on. I always put a lot of effort into my content and I want other people to enjoy it. It used to hurt me to know that not everyone appreciates what I was doing.
My Own Experience with Criticism
Let me tell you, I wasn’t laughing after that comment.
This wasn’t the first time I’d received a negative comment, but, for whatever reason, that one got to me. I like to laugh — my middle name is Joy!
After receiving that feedback, I began to feel much more self-conscious than usual. Whenever I was speaking, I started to wonder if I was laughing too much. Was I annoying someone? As a result, I overcorrected. I allowed that one comment to steal my joy.
The Berne Brown Video
Up to that moment, I had allowed fear of what other people may think to stop me from creating more content — and ultimately taking me away from my calling — for far too long. And who suffered? It wasn’t the haters. It wasn’t the person who left the negative comment. It was me. It was my family.
The next time you receive any criticism, kick it to the curb like it’s a bad ex who’s trying to get back into your life. The only negative comments you should ever pay attention to are constructive feedback from someone who has already reached where you want to be.
You can’t be everything to everyone — and that’s okay. Be authentic, be true to yourself, and you’ll find your tribe.
Now, go and make some new content! And be sure to tag me, so I can cheer you on.