Many of the conversations I have with creative professionals or people wanting to get started in business in some sort of creative industry usually come around to this question: “what’s holding you back?”
For most people, I’ve found that the biggest obstacle is putting themselves and there out there for the whole world to see and critique.
Sure, the possibility of success is there, but so is the possibility of rejection from the people you’re wanting to help the most.
The fear of rejection can be incredibly powerful. The idea that you might put an incredible amount of work and passion and time into something just for people to reject it can be absolutely crippling.
Why would anyone purposefully put themselves into a situation where the things they create could be mocked or put down by others?
What if you spend weeks, months, or years pouring your heart into a project or business only to have it met with poor reviews, negativity, or bad press?
The answer is: you might, and that’s okay because the solution is to plan for it. If you plan for the worst, you’re ready for when it comes.
This is a topic really close to my heart, and I want to encourage you. On today’s episode I’ll be talking about how to deal with negativity, poor reviews, bad press, and a general feeling that you’re just not good enough.