Wesley Donehue is a serial entrepreneur and a political consultant helping a lot of politicians. He is the author of Under fire: 13 rules for surviving to cancel culture and other crises. In this expert insight interview, Wesley and John discuss “How you can survive to cancel culture.”
This Expert Insight Interview Discusses:
- Know Your Battlefield.
- How do we survive to cancel culture?
- Difference between normal crisis communication and canceled culture.
Mental Health Effects of Cancel Culture
Cancel culture is a type of boycott. It is the removal or “cancellation” of a person, organization, product, brand, or anything else as a result of an issue that a community or group dislikes or finds offensive.
Cancel culture also has negative consequences, some of which are related to mental health. The effect of cancel culture on mental health varies depending on whether you are the one who is canceled, the one who cancels, or a bystander. If you want to grow and become a better person, it’s critical to recognize when you’ve committed a mistake, try to correct it, and then take the necessary steps to avoid making the same mistake again.
How Do We Deal With Cancel Culture?
While you cannot control how others behave, you can control your own. Here are some steps you can take to safeguard your mental health:
- When your emotions are running high, avoid posting.
- Allow others to review your post first.
- If you were mistaken, please apologize.
- Spend less time on the internet.
- Speak with someone.
According to Wesley, if the cancel culture persists, it could spell the end of democracy and free speech. Nobody wants to speak up. Opinions with which people disagree are generalized and labeled as “hate speech.”
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.