Like the branches that need pruning, our egos take a good grooming every once in a while.
I was test driving a new project with a beta client back in 2013.
It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t necessarily hard either. It was just necessary yet pretty foreign because my only fuel was to be the feedback that I would receive.
The lady with whom I was working gave me a lot of clarity and we had a very mutually beneficial relationship.
However, we reached our final block and I was dropping the ball, sensing a lack of motivation from her end too.
“I don’t wanna be like ‘this is stupid’ but…” she remarked at one point.
I listened wide-eyed, patient and with neutrality. I knew it was time to stop.
‘Was she calling my work stupid?’ I later thought.
Thank heavens for all the great entrepreneurs who have gone before and paved the way and lived through the inevitable trial and error that comes with development.
When I said it wasn’t easy, I was talking about this part.
Eating my words, picking my battles, cutting my loses, packing up Lorax style and moving on to greener pastures–that was my plight.
Whether it was directly or indirectly, has anyone every insulted you or your work?
How did that make you feel? How did you transform that feedback into a positive outcome?
Spend some time with your feelings this week. Tune in, be honest, be real, get angry, feel happy, and keep writing.