“What holds many solo-entrepreneurs back from playing really BIG is the deeply ingrained fear that the bigger you and your business get, the more you will make yourself a target for criticism. I’ve noticed this too, and at first, I took it personally.
But then my friend Valerie Hayes shared with me that she coaches her pageant contestant clients that, as they become more of a celebrity, they’re now a target for gossip and to just “deal with it”. As she says, it’s just a part of human conditioning and you can’t do anything about it. It almost means you’ve “arrived”, a signal of success. That said, when you can just accept that this is part of playing really big, and that it’s a sign that you’re making more of an impact on people, it just means you can go ahead and take your business even bigger.
It’s not about you, it’s about them, so don’t let it stop you…”