People will raise eyebrows, question your motives behind closed doors, support you publicly, then bash you privately. So how do you handle that? You don’t because it’s not your problem, it’s theirs!
People do not have a clear vision of themselves most of the time, so when individuals venture off into new ideas, questions arise. Eyebrows raise fast as unbelievers give you the side-eye about taking a risk to dare to do something different. The “miserable minions” question why you’re doing what you’re doing to everyone but you. Nothing in your life makes sense to them, so since they are confused they assume that you have no idea what your are doing. Behind closed doors you are everything but great and no one will have the courage to say to your face all of the evil things they said about you behind your back.
It is so easy to get “likes” on facebook and instagram, retweets on Twitters not to mention the other endless ways to to socially promote yourselves on social networks. As my friend said, “They put on for the book” or “Doing it for the vine”. But where is the true support beyond a simple like. Is that false encouragement and false support? It all depends on how you look at it.
Offering a service or product is tricky because while the market for your product is all inclusive, working hard to get noticed, accepted, and supported is an individual effort. You have to believe in your own dreams and block the unbelievers out. There will always be someone who writes better than you. There will be someone that has a better clothing line concept. Someone else will always have a better network than you, but that does not mean to stop believing in you.
Stay consistent in your efforts to establish your following and your voice because even when you think no one is paying attention, they are. Continue to network with like-minded individuals in your industry, because as your build your network, you build opportunities to expand. Lastly, stay true to yourself because no one is going to support you if you don’t stand behind your work.
So again, people will raise eyebrows, question your motives behind closed doors, support you publicly, then bash you privately. So how do you handle that?
You don’t because it’s not your problem, it’s theirs!