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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

Getting Past the Fear of Criticism

One of the big fears - we talk about 10 'Mindset Anchors' - that can hold us back is fear of criticism.

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This can be from bosses, from colleagues, from patients, or online comments.

Anytime we're branching outside of our comfort zone we can be afraid of getting criticized. If we're not careful this can hold us back in our business or career.

So how do we get past it? Here's a few ideas:

  • If it's valid criticism, accept the kernel of truth, grow from it and move on

  • Judge the judger - is this someone whose opinion you truly value?

  • Recognize no one is judging or criticizing you who is doing MORE than you're doing

  • You're always being judged anyway, so you might as well be judged for doing what you believe in and feels authentic

Ultimately, the answer is action. Keep your mind on your goal and the reason you're doing the new thing. Remind yourself of the higher purpose and the bigger reason for what you're doing, and the fear of criticism will start to fade in the rearview mirror.

As Nicole said on the full 'sode of the topic...

"You're always being judged anyway, so you might as well be judged for doing what you believe in and feels authentic." - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

Dedicated to forever changing pelvic health with online clinical courses to help you be more confident in your practice and business resources to help start and grow pelvic health businesses.

Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.

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