Do you compare yourself to others, and wonder why you even should keep going?
Been there, done that. And it’s no fun!
Comparing Yourself Can Bring You Down
My Solutions For Comparing Yourself
When you start feeling overwhelmed by jealousy or the comparison gremlins, you know it’s time to change your environment.
For me, that means logging off Facebook, and getting off-line from the Internet too. It’s really easy to get into comparison mode when you’re immersed in this online world that we all work in.
Jane just pulled off a great launch, Sandy has amazing videos, Annie has great personal branding and photos, and Simone has a great website with really top notch copywriting… The list goes on.
Or maybe you feel like someone else has the same message that you have the offer, so you start asking yourself if you should even bother…
Trust me, you’re not alone in feeling this way.
The key is to switch off this comparison and anxiety as soon as you start to feel it creeping in.
One of the best ways to do that is to get back into action, and stop looking at all these other people who are doing similar things or making you feel bad.
That might mean that you need to get back to work on the project you keep putting off, or work on something where you feel like you’re truly in your element and being your creative self.
That could be writing or designing, working on your next launch plan, getting on the phone with a client or whatever it is that you provide in the world.
Take The Focus Off Yourself
The second thing is that you need to remember why you’re in business in the first place. It’s not about you, you’re sure to serve and to help other people one way or another.
Every minute you spend worrying about how other people are doing better than you are, is a minute that you’re not serving or helping your ideal clients and customers.
Another way to reset yourself is to move your body. For me going for a walk does a lot of good, especially if you can get out in nature where you can reconnect with your roots without feeling like you’re stuck in this tech bubble that we all live in.
Another thing that works great are dance breaks, or anything that really gets your heart rate going.
There is no shortage of ways to help you get back in the zone, you just need to get good at discerning when these comparison blues take over so that you can nip them in the bud.
One of the things that I’ve definitely found to be true is that each of us has something to offer in this world, we just need to get clear on what that is, who needs to receive it from us, and the rest can really start to take care of itself.
People connect differently with different people, and that’s why it’s totally okay to have a bunch of different people teaching what could be essentially the same materials. Why it’s okay to have thousands of different jewelry designers, because everyone has a different style in a different way of putting together their creations.
So don’t let the comparison monster keep you out of action. Get back in the ring and focus on your own goals.