“Tall Poppy Syndrome” with Ali Brown… this week on Glambition™ Radio


Ali Brown - Glambition RadioHave you ever been criticized for your dreams? For your business ideas? For trying to be your best? Of course you have! It’s just part of life.

On this week’s Glambition Radio episode, I’m getting personal… sharing some of my (stressful, hurtful) experiences that kept me up at night in the early years of my business. It happens to all of us, and I’m sharing this with you because I want you to know that it’s okay to feel vulnerable.

For entrepreneurs, the more we step into success, the more we step into leadership. And for women, this is where things can get a little uncomfortable, because we feel exposed. 

When you are starting and growing your businessas you step into your personal powereverything does feel personal, especially when you start hearing from people who have very clear opinions on what you do and how you’re doing it.

On a professional level, we as entrepreneurs have to deal with criticism. There’s constructive criticism, which helps us improve our business. And there’s downright mean criticism. Personal attacks from people who lash out simply because they want to make themselves feel better.

They want to see you “knocked back down” to where you started. You’re a Tall Poppy, and they want to cut you down.


On this week’s episode of Glambition Radio, I talk about “Tall Poppy Syndrome” and how to handle comments that come from people who are NOT looking out for you.

Being true to yourself and letting your own light shine is your birthright, and it’s a requirement on your path to happiness and success. If you’ve struggled with criticism (and hey, we all have) I know you’re going to love this week’s episode of Glambition Radio.

Go here to listen now on iTunes.

Love and success,


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  1. says

    Looking for coaching. Not sure which ELEVATE program level or affiliate program is best suited for me. I’ve been in business just under three years and I’m finding it difficult to increase my sales/revenues.

  2. says

    When I was a kid, my friend’s mom told me about crawdads. If you put one in a bucket, it’ll climb out quickly, but when you put just a few in the bucket together, they pull each other back down. As someone that worked for years at something I was good at (coaching), but is now transitioning into what I love (music), it’s hard to hear the comments about how crazy I am to do what I love instead of just being happy where I’m at. I have to remind myself that they just don’t understand. It’s like trying to explain quantum physics to a 2 year old. Just nod and smile and keep doing what I’m meant to do in the world.

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