- by Jared
How to respond to negativity is a touchy topic because so much instinctual hatred can occur.
You can be having a great day and then BAM! All of a sudden …
An unwanted comment, a harsh remark, an unfair situation, a ticked off person, you name it.
For me personally, I just received my first negative receive.
This negative review has a kernal of truth of in it, so that’s why I am publically addressing the negative review.
I also hope to model how to handle criticism in the future for you by showing how I personally handle unfair criticism.
The video I talked about addressing a sub-topic of criticism is here. This is where I talk about Brene Brown’s work about vulnerability. Vulnerability is the key to embrace, even though it’s difficult, when you receive unfair criticism and negativity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-4Pk6_7XQE
For another article on how to handle negativity, you can read here: https://www.powerofpositivity.com/10-smart-ways-respond-negative-person/
Now, this negative did have a kernal of truth.
The negative review said I promoted too much, which I agree with. So I am going to cut back on promoting and really just try to add value.
I also address in the video how to handle criticism.
First, by not getting defensive, and by most importantly, waiting for time to go by.
Then, you can start off with a positive remark and give very specific feedback.
The key to handling a negative remark is to not get flustered or defensive, which only makes things worse.
If you would like to leave me anonymous feedback (or see me in person because I am in Sunnyvale), feel free to do so at https://eatingenlightenment.com/f…