July 7, 2010 1 Comment
Most people seek approval from their peers and strive to be liked. Entrepreneurs are no different.
Putting yourself out there with your startup can make you a target for cynics and test the thickness of your skin.
The sad truth is that you’re going to encounter petty people with negative attitudes who will try to undermine you and your efforts.
Understanding bullies is a good start to dealing with them. Recognize that just like in grade school, these individuals are insecure and cowardly.
Individuals who lack self-confidence will try to justify their inadequacies by putting others down. The people who tend to try to exert dominance are typically the very people who have none.
The best vindication is to succeed. Harness the negativity of naysayers and use it as motivation. Hustle just that little bit more, push even harder and silence your critics with your epic win.