You know those days when you are just feeling so down on yourself and your business that you can’t stop yourself from playing the comparison game? You wonder why you don’t have as many email subscribers or followers as so and so or why you’re not making as much money as another person. Comparing yourself to others as a business owner is a real thing and it can be very detrimental to both you and your business. Today I’m going to share how to stop the comparison trap as a business owner.
How to Stop the Comparison Trap
Stop Consuming so Much Content
Whenever I feel myself start to compare myself to others, it’s usually after reading income reports or post launch results. Normally these are inspiring but sometimes they cause me to start comparing my own results to other people’s which doesn’t do me any good.
Take a Break
One of the best things you can do when you find yourself starting to play the comparison game is to take a step back from everything and try to clear your head. To combat comparison, I usually go for a walk, head to the gym, or do some other activity that doesn’t include me being online.
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Focus on the Positives
Focusing on all the positive things happening in your business and your life, in general, will help you shake the negative mindset. Maybe you just got a huge collaboration opportunity or you signed on two new clients this week. Focus on celebrating your wins and do not downplay them.
Remember we’re all at different places in our journey
A lot of the people that we compare ourselves to have been in business for a lot longer than we have so we need to recognize that they have had extra time to build their brand and if you keep pushing hard and making things happen then you will be well on your way to success when you hit the point that they are at currently. Success does not happen overnight. I think it takes lots of hard work and dedication before it all starts paying off. Success is subjective anyway, as long as you are proud of yourself who cares?
How do you stop the comparison trap as a blogger or business owner? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.