Fear of Criticism Is Your Worst Enemy
Not wanting to receive criticism is one of the main reasons people never put themselves
out to market in a big way. “What if someone doesn’t like me?” is a question I have
often been asked by someone who claims to want to have a major impact, but holds
back on what they are doing for fear of criticism.
I’ve got news for you; no matter what you do, you will have critics. Here’s a great
I’m a huge fan of Joyce Meyer. I love listening to her. Joyce Meyer is an evangelical
minister and one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers and a New York Times
bestselling author, spreading God’s Word to millions of people each year. She has
written over 70 books, conducts close to fifteen conferences annually, and reaches a
potential audience of 3 billion people worldwide with her Enjoying Everyday Life®
broadcast. Time magazine selected Joyce as one of the most influential evangelical
leaders in America.
In spite of the good works she does, she definitely has her critics. Some of her critics
go so far as to put up websites to make sure people know how bad a person she is.
Some critics say a woman’s place is at home and not preaching.
On the flip side, there are those who would travel to the ends of the earth to hear her
preach. They buy all her books and donate money on a regular basis to her ministry.
Then there’s Tia Torres of the Pitbull and Parolee fame. Tia is recognized as one of the
most outspoken advocates for the safety of Pitbulls. There are those who absolutely
adore her and all the good she is doing while others will do anything to stop her from
doing her life’s work.
The fact is, no matter who you are and what you do, you will have critics and you will
Many people try to win over their critics rather than focusing on building deep
connections with their fans. This is a huge mistake simply because many of your critics
are not looking to change how they feel about you.
If you live in the space of trying to please everyone you are going to sorely miss your
opportunity to impact your community (your raving fans) in a big way.
Face it; not everyone is going to like you, what you do or what you stand for. That’s
What’s not okay is for you to know you have big work to do in this lifetime, but because
you fear not being liked by everyone you stay in your safe little world. What a pity.
I’ve often said, “The world is in a world of hurt. If what you do even remotely heals the
minds, bodies, spirits, finances and relationships of your tribe, you absolutely must do
all you can to get your message out to market.”
Recently a radio host asked what motivated me to write my newest book, Power Up
for Profits! The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing at this time.
I decided to write this book at this time in order to teach as many conscious
entrepreneurs as I can how to get their message out to as many people as possible in a
big way in order to shift the energy of the planet.
Will there be people who may not like the book? Probably. But I didn’t write the book
for them. I wrote it for those who know they are here for a reason and are ready to
step up to the plate and play full out regardless of who says what.
Isn’t it time for you to do what you came here to do? Absolutely.
Kathleen Gage is the “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist,
speaker, author, product creation specialist and who helps entrepreneurs make money
online. Successfully self-employed since 1994, she gives her clients the tools to create
businesses that last and make a difference at the same time.
Check out Power Up for Profits! The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing