The other day I saw a post from Brandon Drury where he was responding to criticism of the source material for his analog summing shootout.
No one likes to see complaints about the things we’ve devoted our lives to.
One thing he said was “I don’t make music to impress engineers.” and I thought that was awesome it made me think. At a certain point in our careers, we know that we do good work. And at a certain point we have to trust ourselves and really not worry about what anyone (other than the clients of course!) thinks about our recordings, mixes, songs etc.
Don’t try to impress anyone except yourself (and your clients). If you know you did your best job, there’s no reason to second guess yourself. I don’t mean you should be arrogant, just confident in your abilities and the work you do.