Thanks For Your Opinion
I just wanted to share what has been a learning experience for me. I have been the Wealthy Affiliate for almost 3 months, and I have learned more during this short time about starting an online business, than I have in years of trail and error. But I think the biggest lesson for me was understanding and dealing with the criticism and opinions of others. During my years as a military service member, you realize quickly that you kept your comments and opinions to yourself, not only to avoid a reprimand from your superiors, but also to maintain unit cohesion. Now that I am retired, it has been a bumpy road to deal with criticism, especially personally. Don't get me wrong, some things you need to hear to be able to grow and succeed, but I also know that some criticism stems from jealousy and envy. But I am overcoming it, developing what is needed to handle opinions as an entrepreneur. Please understand that I am especially not referring to the comments and feedback left on Wealthy Affiliate, but the comments of family, friends, strangers who seem to want to deter me from my goals and dreams.