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Increased Support, But Increased Critics

December 15, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about people supporting you and others criticizing you.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you. Talking about some of the reality of when your business grows. You know when you get to a certain point, you’re going to get a lot of people supporting you. You’ll get the wind in your sails. People are going to start believing in your message and you start doing more. But the other thing you’re going to get is you’re going to get people pulling against you, you’re going to get resistance, you’re going to get people that are negative, critics, and they’re going to start pulling you down and for a couple different reasons.

Number one, maybe they don’t believe in your message, but a lot of times people just want to hold others back. They don’t want to watch great success, they want everybody to be average or normal or they’re not successful and they’re like, they don’t want to see other people be successful, so they start doing things that pull you down, to trigger you. Don’t fall for it; keep pushing forward.

The fact that you’re getting resistance tells me that you got a strong message, you’re getting with people. Critics might help you. They might give you some leverage to get some more publicity. They might also give you things that you can fine tune to make your message more understandable to more people. But don’t change your core message. Don’t change who you are because you have a critic, keep pushing forward. This is actually a great sign that you’re doing more.

If this is something you’re working with go over to McBride for Business YouTube channel. Check out our videos. Give us thumbs up, thumbs down. There’s a lot of great stuff out there. Contact us. We are going to help you take your business to the next level. Become part of our community at R Shawn McBride fans and audiences. There are a lot of thought leaders there working together, supporting each other, putting winds in our sails, realizing the realities of these critics. And, I want to thank you, thank you for taking the time, thank you for investing in yourself and your business and watching a video like this, you’re thinking about hard things. You’re moving to the next level. Don’t let those critics hold you down. Keep going, keep driving forward.

Let me know how I can help you. has a business valuation check list that you can use to help make your business even better and find some blind spots and make things even greater. And, of course, if I can help you in any way, if I can come out and keynote, train your employees, maybe do some one on one coaching, check me out at I’m R Shawn McBride and I’m signing off, but I’m looking forward to talking to you again very soon.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. John Boyer.

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