One of the risks we take in putting ourselves out there for the world to see is that we inevitably open ourselves up to the sometimes harsh and senseless criticism of others.
It’s rare that I find entrepreneurs initially unscathed by this because negativity can hurt, period.
Where this can become a hindrance to your business, however, is when we allow the fear of the criticism, or the criticism itself, to mean something about who we are. This allows us to stay hidden and small instead of sharing our message with the people who are needing to hear it.
Today’s #LimitlessCoaching call might be one of my favorites yet. I have had the gift of working personally with Kelli in my mastermind program, and have been able to firsthand see her brilliance in not just her business, but her life. But something was holding Kelli back from putting herself out there, and that was the fact that no matter how much positive feedback she received online, every now and again one negative comment (usually from a stranger) would derail her and cause her to want to shrink back.
In digging deeper, we were able to uncover some conditioning and patterns from Kelli’s past that still play a role in how she operates today. Once that came to light, we came up with some actionable steps and practices that Kelli could begin taking today, along with some boundaries to put in place to undo the patterning and allow herself to be free of the fear of not doing everything perfectly for everyone else.
If you’ve ever held yourself back for fear of criticism, or for fear of not checking all of the boxes for all of the people, this episode is for you.
I can’t wait for you to listen!
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