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Six Steps to Getting Honest Critical Feedback

I was just listening to the Lifestyle Business Podcast, "Episode 51 - 5 Signs You Might be a Loser" - great podcast. It's an aggressive title, but it's actual a super helpful episode that's not aggressive at all.

One of the topics on there was criticism - Dan and Ian were talking about how it's a sure path to loserdom if you can't take constructive criticism.

I think that's true, but I still try to almost never give negative criticism to anyone, ever.

"As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it." — From Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers"

I've found the vast majority of people will never take any criticism you give them, will be upset at you for criticizing them, and will dislike you even more if you were right.

Who cares if you make the history books?

On Linus Rylander

A lot of entrepreneurs seem obsessed with creating their life's work, their magnum opus, and leave behind some sort of legacy.

Sounds like a noble and purposeful thing to do. And, mostly, I think people find purpose within that, for lack of other things.

As I perceive it, the idea of legacy is incredibly dumb.

Who cares what people are going to think of you a hundred, a thousand years from now?

Who cares if you make the history books?

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