In this 28th episode of Author Platform Rocket, Jonny Andrews addresses the painful side of being an author: coping with haters, negative reviews, and trolls. This discussion offers a sobering reality check that criticism, whether constructive or not, is bound to occur often where sharing your written work with the world. On the bright side, Jonny shares methods of how to take the high road and not sink to a hater’s negative level. Learn his coping mechanisms that can help you keep a positive mind state when a troll tries to derail your flow and get under your skin. Download PDF Podcast Transcription
Understand that no matter what you write, someone may be offended or rally against it.
If you focus on the problem, the negativity will eat you alive.
Ask solution questions.
Recognize that haters exist, and question if there is any truth in their criticism that you can learn from.
Never negatively engage your detractors – it only fuels their fire.
If you do engage, you want to bring the critics up to your level.
We are wired to focus on negativity as human beings – ignore it because it won’t last forever.
Shift your focus on the things that are going right.
If you report negative reviews that have nothing to do with the content of the book, they can potentially get removed.