Exercise #40
Respond to criticism

This is going to be a bit intimidating. But uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing situations are often necessary for moving forward in life. 

Once you’ve finished your draft, find the most unfriendly reviewer you can think of. This should be somebody whose opinion is valuable but whose feedback may come across as harsh. This person could be your manager, a subject matter expert, or maybe even your client. Ask them to give you their honest feedback on your writing. 

After they review your work, respond to their criticism using the tips in this chapter. Pay attention to how you feel when reading negative feedback and how you feel after you respond to it calmly and constructively.

Don't know how to do it? Read Chapter 40 of the book From Reads To Leads.