Episode 171: It Burns! It Burns! (Taking Criticism)

Joe goes on a verbal safari and refuses to let go of the concept of the shit sandwich. In fact, he creates an artisanal club shit sandwich. I fail to rein him in, and the whole podcast goes downhill from there. Buried in the artisanal bread safari, though, is some gold-dust that’ll help you deal better with criticism and feedback, and create better books, art, products, and services.


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Key Points

  • [2:30] Quick Dingle update!
  • [5:30] Vicky has sent a limited edition copy of her new book to some of her inner circle members to get feedback on it.
  • [7:25] What would you do if 50% of your readers hated your book?
  • [8:50] How do you deal with criticism with grace?
  • [11:05] Vicky asks for feedback often and early into her book-writing process.
  • [16:00] If the criticism hurts, it’s okay to spend five minutes crying over it.
  • [19:00] Remember, most of your critics really want you to succeed.
  • [21:35] When asking for feedback, make it clear that that the person is not forced to do it. Give them an out.
  • [25:45] We are far more likely to internalise negative feedback than positive feedback.
  • [28:45] Breaking Bread Mastermind is happening in Portugal and Joe will be wearing some very short shorts.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Vicky Fraser

Vicky’s Podcast

Vicky’s Blog

Vicky on Medium

Join the Superheroes

Vicky’s Business For Superheroes Book

The Inner Circle

Borrow My Brain

Vicky’s Book Club

Vicky’s new book!
Write & Publish Your Book in 90 Days

Email Vicky

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Breaking Bread Mastermind

Project Dingle

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