Let's take a honest look at what's happening with many entrepreneurs. They are not investing in themselves. When you think about it, almost every successful person has had a coach or mentor. Coaching can be expensive if you are counting your dollars every step of the way. Coaching is actually an investment if the right coach is hired! I am sure most have entered into business ventures that yield no return on their investment. Money lost and not invested is a sad state of affairs!
Before you respond to negative or bad feedback on your social media sites, consider allowing a reasonable about of time to past in order for you to gather your thoughts. Often times, we allow our emotions to dominate and control our actions. If we see something hurtful, our normal reaction is to respond almost immediately. This is not always the best thing to do.
As a Business Management Consultant and a Licensed Therapist, I coach my clients about the benefits of allowing time to past prior to "acting out." It is my belief that those who post negative comments are usually indirectly communicating and expecting a response OR they may be "going through something" and their emotion has nothing to do with you.
Allowing time to past gives you an opportunity to be diplomatic and "save face." After all, you have a business to run and a reputation to uphold!
Shonna Hassett is motivating, inspiring, encouraging and empowering. She understands the key essentials of success.