Criticism and Thanks

Criticism and Thanks

by Michael Feeley October 10, 2023


PEOPLE TEND TO criticize and complain first rather than praise and thank.

There’s an art to being a good critic. It has kindness, accuracy, and support even when it’s tough. It’s the hope that another person (and their work) will be as good as they can be.

If you look at a famous, respected critic in any field – the arts, politics, sports, cooking, sales, business – they give their opinion by telling you what’s good, what’s middling, and what needs work. There is gratitude for the work, the creation, shipping, showing, and trying something out. They want you to succeed.

Why do people choose to find fault over appreciation?

Resistance is at work, encouraging negativity, superiority, dominance, control. It’s ugly power.

It takes the same energy to be a kind, just, and good critic and have goodwill as it does to destroy.

We each have that choice.


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

Please share this Daily with your tribes.
This matters too – Thwart or Goodwill.


Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

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Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

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Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

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