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Yes, People Will Probably Criticize You!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 30, 2016

Earlier today, I had one of my Podcasting A to Z students tell me that she now has cold feet about publishing her first podcast episode.

She’s spent the past two weeks tweaking her equipment setup and figuring out the audio editing process. She’s produced a sample audio file that I gave a “PERFECT” rating. (And most of you know just how much of an audio snob I am.)

During the first week, I asked her why she wanted to launch her podcast. She wrote… “My life’s mission, and the purpose of my podcast, is to share my experience, strength, and hope around recovery from compulsive spending, to help others who feel powerless over the obsession to buy, shop, and spend…

However, today, while other students are submitting their first episodes to iTunes, she wrote to me saying… “So I’m having an identity crisis, Cliff….. I’m not sure I should be doing this particular podcast now. I know you cannot make the decision, but I’d like your feedback about my concerns.

She went on to write about about how a few of her friends in recovery have cautioned her about some of the things that she was considering with her platform.

She then wrote… “I’m worried that people will get upset with me for sharing my experience, strength, and hope this way.

And she told me that she had an idea for a different podcast that she might pursue instead.

This interaction inspired today’s vlog post!

BTW. After giving this student my feedback, she wrote back with the following….

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Cliff, I cannot thank you enough for this amazing motivational response. I will be using it in the podcast, if you don’t mind. Your transformation is astounding. I read the FB post and comments, and was so struck by this exchange you had with someone:

THEY SAID: I know you won’t call out the hater who mocked you, but I hope he sees this and the profound support you so deservedly have received. Well done! Keep up the good work!

And YOU SAID: Yeah, funny thing is that guy made it into the most recent Keynote that I did. I used it as an example of how you can’t allow others, who don’t understand your vision, keep you from moving toward your goal as a result of their negative feedback.

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Wow.

Moving forward. Thanks to you.

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Podcast Movement 2014 | Closing Keynote
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