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Ep 12. Learning From Negative Feedback

learn from negative feedback

Negative feedback is tough, but it also presents an amazing opportunity for growth! On the episode today I want to share with you how to harness negative feedback so that you can use it as a way to fuel progress and results.

When we receive negative feedback our brain jumps straight into shame, disappointment and fear. I’ll share with you tips on how to move through these negative emotions, so that you don’t get stuck in the negative self talk that often accompanies negative feedback.

Learning and growing from negative feedback is a process. I explain why negative feedback is normally provided and how it comes down to expectations and, in some cases, visibility. I explain how to gather information, so that you can properly reflect and learn from the feedback provided. I then take you through how to formulate a plan in order to act upon the feedback provided and achieve the desired results.

The key throughout all of this is a growth mindset. It’s important to keep in mind that if you aren’t receiving negative feedback, it may mean you’re playing small and not pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

If you are wanting to have an outstanding career and achieve big results then you need to get comfortable with processing negative feedback and using it as a growth strategy for your own progress and development.

Negative feedback is an amazing opportunity. I hope this episode helps you harness it moving forward.

Topics discussed:

[00:43]: Today I want to talk about how to respond to negative feedback because generally, we’re not very good at this!

[1:02]: We want to move through the negative feelings that come from negative feelings as soon as possible, so that we can get to a place where we feel capable and empowered to take action.

[2:20]: In the episode I will outline a process to use negative feedback as a way to fuel progress and results for yourself. The first part is receiving the negative feedback.

[3:04]: Our brain goes straight to shame, disappointment and fear when we first get negative feedback. However, negative feedback doesn’t change our intrinsic self worth.

[5:01]: Next, gather information. Negative feedback is an amazing opportunity. It is a great way to learn and move forward.

[6:32]: Create an environment where you can talk openly and you can show up and be present.

6:54]: If you’re receiving negative feedback, it’s because of one of two things. 1) You’re not delivering outcomes that are expected and wanted. Get clarity on what those expectations are.

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[8:22]: 2) Your employer or client may not see the value you’re bringing. In which case, you have a visibility issue. This is a big one, especially for women.

[9:48]: Keep looking at this from the perspective of the person who is paying you.

[10:07]: Next, take the time to reflect. Sit with the information you’ve gathered.

[11:16]: Create a plan to not only achieve the results your employer/client desire but also to demonstrate the value you bring, to increase your visibility.

[12:12]: People value someone’s potential and commitment more than they value the results in the moment.

[12:50]: Once you’ve gathered the feedback and reflected, put the plan into action, constantly refining and reviewing.

[13:19]: Having a growth mindset is the differentiator for successful people. It’s about how quickly you respond and whether you use things as a learning opportunity.

[14:14]: If you aren’t getting negative feedback at any point, then it means you are playing small. You are not pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. If you are wanting to have an outstanding career and achieve big results then you need to get comfortable with processing negative feedback and using it as a growth strategy for your own progress and development.

Resources

Episode mentioned: Growing your most valuable asset

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