Alt Chat Wednesday: Recognizing Your Inner Critic


By: Eden Hensley; Photos by: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

Creatives are often their harshest critics. Why? Because often doubts, discouragement from naysayers, advice from colleagues trying to be helpful, and more swirl around in our heads. And materialize as our inner critic. But, they don’t mean we’re frauds; the presence of an inner critic means you’re in the club; you’re a creative.

Danielle of The Jealous Curator explains in her Alt Summer 2015 opening keynote (watch now) why we should recognize our inner critic.

It’s important to deal with the elephant in the room—your inner critic. We all have one, some are louder than others, but all leave us wondering if we’re a fraud and questioning when or if to start a project.

Once we acknowledge our inner critic, let’s chat Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter about strategies and techniques for moving past them. New to Twitter chats? You can find all the details on how to participate in a live Twitter chat here.


5 Ways to Escape Your Inner Critic and Move On with Your Project

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Currently in queue we have Newsletters: Building Your Subscriber List; Is Doing It All the New Having It All: A Tale of Balance and Time Management; Intentional Content: Using an Editorial Calendar to Set Expectations; Growing Your Business: What Is/Isn’t Working; The Art of the Pitch and Media Kits; Community: Building Online and Offline.


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.