Being Critiqued...

Does it make you want to fight or get it right? 

It's no secret, it's a pretty tough pill to swallow, having someone critque you and what you have done. If you're like me, being closed to critique can be one of your biggest obstacles. This is why learning how to accept critque is so important to women entrepreneurs. 

Below are five tips that may help you better understand how to accept when others critique you and your work. 

1. Chew the meat and spit out the bones! When being critiqued, you'll undoubtedly hear lots of information. Do not think that you have to accept everything that is being thrown at you. Take what makes sense to you work and your journey and leave the rest for someone coming up behind you. 

2. Do not stop creating out of fear of being critique. Continue to be your creative self. Do not stop being creative for those who have a need for what you have to offer simply because a few may not understand, accept or want what you create and offer. Focus on your audience. Stay in tuned with what their needs are for the products and services you create. 

3. Think about the information that is being offered. On the spot, so much information can sound good and so much can sound bad. Give yourself an opportunity to hear the critique; play it over and over again in your head. Let the information swirl around in your mind before you jump into action to change something in your business or to continue with work as usual.  

4. Stay open. Do not believe yourself to be so great at that thing you do, that you cannot be critiqued. Always stay open for others to share their insight, experience and knowledge with you. When you close yourself off from critique-information that can help you think better and action better, you run the risk of missing the opportunity to learn, develop and grow. 

5. Always be gracious. Most of the criticism we receive is completely unsolicited. It can be a bit unnerving at times for others to chime in on your work and journey, when you have not asked for them to chime in. People, for the majority part mean well. Always be gracious for information. You'll know whether or not the person sharing with you is geniune or disingenuous. Whether they are or are not, in the big scheme of your peace and joy, always say thank you. 

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