You will always encounter a few “Haters”
I think by now, most of you know that everyone will not be happy with all of the decisions you make in life. To be a successful business owner you can not carry your emotions on your shoulders. Being overly sensitive can cause you to lose sight of profitable opportunities. It will also give your haters exactly what they want.
I’m not really a “Hater” specialist. In fact, I actually hate the term because it is loosely used to define people and does not specify a set group of consistent actions. Read more about dealing with haters here.
I am not sure if there is any one “great answer” to dealing with opposition or negative feedback in your business. Although we all aim to be people pleasers in an effort to gain more business, we must remember that all businesses do not market to everybody. Every business model has a target market.
Here are my suggestions:
Keep a strong group of people around you that share your company’s mission and strategic goals.
Limit your time with people who add no value to your life or business. This may be hard to do because a lot of times this group includes family members or close friends. Do it anyways.
Stay positive. Don’t buy into every negative thing some one says about you or your business. Learn to let it roll off.
Stay focused. Remind yourself daily why you are doing what you are doing. Negative voices become distractions and distractions can be disastrous.
Consider what is being said, and make any adjustments that will improve your overall strategy. Be thankful for FREE critics, sometimes they expose your weaknesses.
Get good at being “YOU” stop letting every little opinion stop you from being the authentic you.
Progress. Persevere. Produce.
Remember negativity slows progression.
Negativity hurts. Push pass the emotional distress and persevere.
If you don’t produce, you will reduce. Your brand deserves your best for maximum productivity.
This article was written by
Portia Chandler 2013
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
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