How to Respond to Your Critics
People say that the bigger you play, the more critics you’ll have and the louder the critics get. I’ve seen this to be a general truth.
Awhile back a mentor of mine taught me that I should try to “always keep doors open”. They said this in conjunction with the idea that I should “learn to see people as a doorway instead of just a destination”.
Essentially what this means is that relationships are at the core of everything that we do as network marketers. Keeping relationships strong is not only good for you emotionally but also from a business perspective.
A good example of this can be found in the fact that I have had people who rejected working with me in my business and even semi mocked me, later refer friends to sign up as customers or builders on my team. Now this NEVER would have happened if I was overly emotionally attached or emotionally bruised when that person rejected me.
It might help you to understand that often when people criticize, it’s an ‘in the moment’ thing. and even more often they actually have good intentions. MOST people really think they’re doing good by trying to get you to give up on your network marketing dreams to focus on a “real business” or “real career”.
Become a practitioner of emotional intelligence!
Emotional Intelligence definition:
Now, when you do find those rare people who are out criticizing just for to try to tear you down (probably in an attempt to feel better about themselves), remember this quote: