To The Nay Sayers
To the Nay Sayers
Nay sayers got you down? Receiving criticism is a part of running a business, but not all criticism is created equal. Nay sayers are people who try to shut you down, from saying your work isn’t good to complaining of an over-saturated market. This episode is a deep dive into nay sayer resiliency—we’ll talk about why nay sayers are the way they are, and how to stop them from getting you down. Be sure to chime in to learn:
- Can we have compassion toward nay sayers?
- Why negative feedback hits harder than positive feedback
- How to move forward after criticism
- Coping strategies for negative feeding
- Positive affirmations for success
- Where you can turn for honest feedback
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review of the week
Fun podcast with actionable advice!
Really enjoying the practical advice and actionable tips focused on craft business owners and hearing how other very successful businesses started out. It is SO helpful to hear their journeys and know that it all starts with small steps forward! I am slowly getting ready to launch my very first quilt pattern, website, and email list, and am finding every episode packed full with tips (and often need to pause to put ideas down on my to-do list)!! Thank you Elizabeth! @wildplumlane.quilts
Dear Elizabeth, even though I knew I will love your podcast (as I know you as a teacher, creative maker and business owner), I stopped everything after listening to the Naysayers episode to write this review. WOW – this episode is so so good and so needed – thank you!! From being your own biggest naysayer (as I am!) to cultivating kindness and grace towards other who are doing it to you, to real, useful tools that can help us deal with it all – I just love and deeply appreciate it all. Don’t get me wrong – I also love all other episodes with maybe more technical or practical advice, (some listening to twice and taking notes!), but I feel that this Naysayers episode is like a foundation for everything. At least it is to me – thank you so much!!
I am off to listen some more, as I quilt the latest quilt! Marija ( @maraquiltdesigns )
Hi Marija! So fun to hear from you. I’m so glad this episode was helpful. I actually need to listen to it myself some days. ;-). You really are a talented designer and I am excited to see what you share and create for the world!
I listen to your podcasts while quilting on my longarm. I’m starting out and this is my favourite podcast so far. Thank you for giving you to so many of us. I am in awe.
Thanks Clare! I’m so glad you are finding the podcast helpful. xoxo