Anytime you set out to do something new, people are going to talk.

Some might say good things.

Others, not so much.

Either way, what others say about you is none of your business. It’s irrelevant. It has no bearing on you and — unless you let it — has no influence over the positive impact you can make so long as you don’t give up.

Get this.

I’ve seen a fistful of people taking stabs at these #ThatsWhatVeeSaid posts.

I never say anything — I stay quiet, keep my head down, and work harder while they gossip on Facebook. Because, plain and simple, I don’t need their approval. I don’t need their blessing or belief or encouragement.

I know why I’m doing what I’m doing and I know — in the long run — it’s going to reach and help thousands upon thousands of people.

And that, to me, is what matters most.

So listen.

People are going to talk. And the more you put yourself out there, push outside the norm, and show people how serious you are about making a positive change…the more they’re going to talk.

So let ’em.

-J