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How to Deal with Criticism



I have yet to meet a person who warmly embraces or seeks out criticism, yet each of us must deal with criticism throughout our lives. How can we effectively deal with criticism and leverage it to our advantage?reverse mortgage news

Some of the strongest individuals I know are those who are able to receive criticism. How can each of us better receive and process criticism we receive professionally or personally? Consider these points.

1. Check your self esteem. When we are beaten down and tired our self esteem suffers leaving us vulnerable to responding in a defensive manner. Be mindful of your present state of mind when receiving criticism. When we are feeling good about ourselves we are better prepared to respond in a productive way.

2. No response may be the best response. Not all criticisms warrant a personal response from you. Why?

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As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
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