It sounded logical. And it was.
And I kept hearing this, especially from well-meaning fellow educators and trainers, especially those I knew from networking events and meetups.
Yet, there was always something about it that didn’t sit quite right with me. I didn’t know what it was, until recently.
It was the ‘volume’ of people that I was being told I had to reach that was bothering me. But why? What could have brought this on?
As I dug a little deeper, I was reminded of the times when I just started being a trainer and got affected by less-than-stellar feedback. Though these incidents didn’t happen often, every time they did, I felt bad.
Eventually, I learned to remove my focus on the negative feedback because they were the tiny minority. Most of my feedback was good. Some were great!