Whether we mean to say these things or not is not the point. In the moment, it’s how other people will interpret it. Interpretation matters: forget what you think your marketing says, what does it really say to those you wish to serve?
July 29 2018
Someone doesn’t Iike your work.
They have an opinion about the way you do things, or your communication style, or your priorities. Let them:
- It comes from another world. It’s based on something they’ve done before that worked for them. That doesn’t mean its the best way, or the only way. Is being from another world OK with you?
- It’s from what they’re used to. Something different is something different. Different doesn’t mean better or worse. Is ‘different’ OK with you?
- Familiarity hurts our heads less. So unfamiliarity creates push-back within most people. People need bringing around to new ideas. Is leading that change OK with you?
Too many differing opinions usually results in watered down work. If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, then you were probably right all along.