We all have our critics and Empower Network is no exception. Learn how to use criticism as a motivational tool to succeed.
The Empower Network | Criticism As A Motivational Tool
Instead of listening to the naysayers, use this criticism as a motivational tool to drive your Empower Network business to succeed.
The best way to let criticism motivate you is to be open to hearing it in the first place. Successful Leaders know how to identify valid criticism and adapt accordingly. Great Leaders use it to help them succeed.
There are different kinds of criticism, the good, the bad and the ugly!
Constructive Criticism (The Good)
Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments BUT in a friendly manner and approach, rather than an oppositional one.
Negative Criticism ( The Bad And Sometimes Just Plain UGLY)
Negative criticism finds fault in what a person or business is doing. The Opposer usually will tell the recipient in a mean or negative way.
The Empower Network has had its fair share of Critics over the past year. However, the great Leaders that Dave Wood And Dave Sharpe are, they certainly don’t even give a second thought to the negative criticism. Instead, they let it motivate them even more to show these Critics that they WILL succeed.
Yet, The Dave’s are willing to listen to good constructive criticism, even from their own Empower Network members. They are always open to new ideas.
Let negative criticism motivate you.
The Empower Network | ‘How To’ Make Criticism Motivate You
When your ideas come under fire, here are four sure fire steps to help you and your Empower Network business benefit to the highest level possible.
When you’re passionate about an idea or you have a lot at stake, we can tend to get into a defensive mode. To take in criticism without letting it overwhelm you, look at the feedback as an outsider would. Rather than seeing it as a personal attack, see it as a piece of information that could help you strengthen your Empower Network business.
When Richard Branson founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984, everyone of his competitors (out of jealousy perhaps) said he would fail. Instead of backing down, Branson found creative ways to overcome each obstacle. Today, those Critics are out of business and Branson is a successful, billion dollar Entrepreneur.
Silence Unwanted Feedback
Some feedback simply isn’t worth your time. Look at the Critic’s motivation.
Are they trying to weed out competition?
Are they jealous?
Are they defending outdated ideas?
Ultimately, you know what’s best for your Empower Network business. Trust your gut and stay focused on doing great work. Success is the best way to prove your Critics wrong.
Talk To People You Trust
For criticism that does come from a productive or genuine place (even if it seems harsh), give it some consideration. Evaluate it like any other business problem and talk it through with trusted colleagues. Talk to people who don’t always agree with you or have a stake in your business.
Use Criticism To Improve Your Business
If you decide the critique has merit, find ways to solve the problem. Use the criticism as a lesson to help you adapt and grow your Empower Network business. If you go in with an open mind, your solution may lead to an unexpected innovation.
The better you know yourself, the easier this will be. If you know who you are, you’re centered, so you’re more likely to listen to criticism.
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