I recently braved the waters of TikTok Live and let me tell you something… that is not for the faint of heart!
I go Live every week on my Facebook page and Instagram, but this was the first time I tested the feature on TikTok. Although I only had a few people join me live, I received some critical comments that took me by surprise.
One person in particular was exceptionally critical and at one point told me I “talk too damn much.”
This comment pushed me over the edge, and I suppose you could say I clapped back. *I’m a little hood, okayyyy?*
Following the recording, I initially felt a little embarrassed. Not only because of the comments that put me on blast, but also because of my passionate response. In fact, I wasn’t sure I wanted the recording to ever see the light of day.
However, a little time can do some magical things.
I now express gratitude for the opportunity I had to speak my truth and come out on the other side stronger for it.
And my response? Well, I think it contains advice that might help you when the trolls come knocking on your door.
>>Listen, I’m going to stand on empty corners for the rest of my life speaking to a vacuum’s void because the ricochets of my echo are going to reach somebody who needs to hear what I have to say.<<
That may not happen this year, or even next, but I will be here for the next decade speaking my truth.
And I hope the same for you.
When you face haters on social media, simply remind them that their presence is completely volitional. If they don’t like what you bring to the table, they know where the digital door is. Say “Sayonara!” Bless and release. Live your life.
I hope you follow your passion and no one ever spits on your efforts. But in the event that they do, hold your head high and continue to show up.
If you need help overcoming self-doubt, procrastination, fear and other mental roadblocks you might face as you build and grow your business, I’d love to send you my free Mindset Makeover Workbook. It will walk you through my exact process for overcoming the weight of negativity and what I do to set my mind right. Download it >>HERE.<< I can’t wait for you to feel that freedom!