You’ve just done something bold that you are feeling proud of in your business: you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and shared a piece of who you are with the world. You successfully worked through the panicky feeling of vulnerability, and you are excited and humbled by all the supportive, positive feedback you are receiving from others. Just when you think it’s safe to breathe a little easier, one nasty, flippant comment punches you square in the gut.
“Your blog makes you sound illiterate. Maybe you should spend less time on pretty graphics and more time on copy editing.”
“You are clearly a narcissist if you think you’re worth that much an hour.”
“The information in your book is nothing new and can be found for free by searching on Google. How dare you charge for something I can find for free?”