Dealing with the Negative

4 Mar

There is so much good that comes with making and creating things that come from your heart. The bigger things get, the bigger your reach gets, the more you put yourself out there and the more your audience grows. As is the case when you put yourself out there, bad things can happen. These bad things really suck, because usually there is so much positivity and love for what I do. I’ll be honest here – I had a bad review on Etsy. I tried really hard with this particular customer, but she was international which means that no matter how we pack our products, and how much we try to make things solid, I can’t control some circumstances around postage and handling. It sucks – I wish I could be better, work harder, and I ALWAYS go the extra mile in these situations and I beat myself up about it every time.

It’s hard not to take it personally, but having spent some time dealing with it, I figure that like most things in life, I have to focus on the good. I have to try harder next time, be nicer, go a little bit further than the extra mile and realise that if people want to be negative, there is nothing I can do. It’s true what they say, not everyone will like you. And so we pick ourselves up and push on, continuing to create things that make people happy. I mean that’s the best I can do…

  • Kish

    Hey lovely – don’t let it get you down :) truly. It’s part and parcel of what we do – you’re incredibly lucky that it’s such a rare occurrence! Keep on keeping on. And for whatever reason, haters are going to hate. They’re just angry at the world and vent where they’re unknown. Be confident it has nothing to do with you. Xx k