Toxic people are the ones who:
☠️Radiates negative vibes ALL THE TIME
☠️Try to make you believe that whatever you do you will probably fail
☠️Gives you endless examples of people who failed at their jobs so that you feel discouraged
☠️Believe they have no luck in this life and all the bad things happen to find them
These people’s problem is actually not you, but themselves. They didn’t grow up with a good self-image and by trying to take down everyone around them, they feel better. Because then everybody feels the same way they feel: Then according to them, justice is served.
I had read about these negative people in Thomas Harris book "I'm OK you're OK". According to the book, these people are coming from "I'm not OK and you're not OK" group. Meaning that "I was raised in a way that I feel hopeless and helpless in my adult life."
Figure from: https://www.crowe-associates.co.uk/psychotherapy/transactional-analysis/
In my opinion as an artist coach, the best thing to do in these situations is to stay away from these people as much as you can. Because you can’t fix them, but they can totally break you. We need a clear and peaceful mindset as artrepreneurs.
If you surround yourself with people who want to achieve more in life, who have self-esteem and self-love, then you will realize that you start to feel better and your career path will take off sooner than later. There is a saying that you are the average of 5 people who are closest to you. Surround yourself with people who you want to be like.
As artist coach, I try to give my suggestions on how you can do that. If you want to work together, book your free consultation today!
Also, here I talked about MINDSET challenges of starting your own business. I think it might help you to stay motivated!
Stay with art and love,