Published on May 12th, 2014 | by thezooooo

How to deal with critics?

When you choose to live your life from creativity, you enter the arena. And you will meet your critics. How do you handle them? Who do you listen to and who gets a deaf ear? Brené Brown has a great speech at 99 conference, after she did her famous TED talk about imperfection (also on the website). 99 conference is the other TED for creative people.

This is what she writes about this speech…

Why your critics aren’t the ones who count.

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”

Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt. “Tell them, I see you, I hear you, but I’m going to do this anyway.”

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