Asking for feedback and testimonials can be the best medicine for inspiration ever. By getting outside feedback it fuels your passion to keep creating because you're receiving outside acknowledgment. You can also get help to redirect what you're doing. If you're doing something that doesn't feel like it's getting acknowledged then maybe there's something out of alignment.
I just asked my core support group for feedback and testimonials of how I show up to them. I received some of the greatest compliments I've ever received in my life by just asking. One person even said they are who they are today because of me...wow!
I highly support my clients to ask for feedback every time you work with someone in the work that you are creating.
Sometimes keeping your business plan and all it's elements to yourself or just to those special confidants is the best thing you can do for yourself. The world is full of critics and people ready to shoot down your idea because they don't see the money potential, they don't see the possibility, they don't see your ambition.
In my experience, it can be very disheartening to hear all the discouragement coming from friends and family. Some people's rebels are energized by the discouragement and they want to prove everyone wrong. That's great for those people, but I am more sensitive. I need full encouragement, I need fellow excitement, I need to keep my ideas to myself until they are developed enough that I have the full confidence that they are going to GO.
And that's what it all comes down to. Confidence. How do we "fake it 'till we make it" when faking it just doesn't work anymore. I am vulnerable, I am sensitive, I am so awake and aware of my own process that it just can't be ignored or faked anymore.
From my experience, I encourage my clients to keep their big ideas to themselves or their most trusted confidants until there's enough momentum to sustain the idea.