Harsh critique is something we all encounter, and when you’ve not yet built up a thick skin it can be very hard to deal with. In this episode we give you advice for taking this feedback on board without letting it affect you emotionally.
There is a difference between harsh critique and ‘hate’. Harsh critique is constructive and aims to make you better at what you do, whereas hate comes from a mean-spirited person trying to break you down. You’ll learn to recognise the differences between the two and know when to pay attention, and when to brush it off.
It is vital to develop a thick skin and learn to detach your emotions from your work. Remember that a critique is feedback on your work, not on you as a person. We all struggle to deal with harsh critique at times, but it’s up to us to not let it affect us.
00:20 – Intro and catch up
03:45 – Emails from our listeners
06:50 – Feeling vulnerable
10:10 – Harsh feedback vs hate
12:45 – Building a thick skin
14:00 – Asking for feedback
18:50 – Plussing
20:45 – Encouraging good feedback from others
23:00 – Rushing to get feedback
25:45 – We need harsh critique
30:45 – Feedback is just a suggestion