There are two fundamental fears that are endemic to the work of creative pros, and they both can prevent you from experiencing the work you’re capable of doing. In today’s episode, I discuss each of them and how they can cause you to self-limit your creating and your leadership and cause later regret.
If you do your work in public, it’s inevitable that you’re going to attract criticism. Often, very public criticism. You hear a lot of advice about how to deal with this kind of blowback, but it’s often anecdotal. Today’s guest, Jay Baer, has just launched a research-based book about how to deal with criticism – both in public and in private – called Hug Your Haters. He’s going to help us understand how to deal with our critics, and how to treat feedback – even harsh criticism – as a favor, not a problem.
People who choose bravery know what drives them, and they care more about the outcome than they do about temporary discomfort.
There are times when it’s wise to settle for the most reasonable answer, but don’t allow the daily grind to lull you into mediocrity.
Are you “rejection proof”? Jia Jiang has just released a book by that title, and in this interview he shares his journey of struggling with rejection and how he overcame it.