When we get serious about showing up as ourselves in the world - we will undoubtedly experience negative comments, criticism, internet snark and trolls.
It's an inevitable part of the personal brand building journey and in this first part of my 2-part series on this topic I'm going to talk about the practical things we can say and do to protect and continue to grow our reputation.
You can also access part 2 on negative comments here where we'll talk more about the feelings we experience as a result of receiving negative comments and in particular focus on how to deal with feelings of shame.
In the spirit of reconciliation I would acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working on the land today - the land that always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.