Comparing Yourself To Other Online Trainers Is Damaging Your Business #43
Comparing Yourself To Other Online Trainers Is Damaging Your Business (Online Trainer Show #43)
Whoever came up with the quote “Comparison is the thief of joy” (not Jonathan Goodman) summarizes it perfectly. When we rely on external validation, we search for it in others, and when someone looks more successful than us, our self-esteem goes out the window. In this story-filled new episode, the gang discusses the myriad of ways people compare themselves to others, how to enjoy the process of mistakes and growth, and steps to focus on no one but yourself.
In This Episode:
* Jonathan breaks down the fundamentals of comparison [20:26]
* Carolina illustrates how clients can easily fall prey to comparison [24:31]
* Ren reminds us that each person’s “finish line” is different [28:12]
* Jonathan shares an insightful story [28:58]
* Why comparing another person’s business to yours is a trick [38:37]
* Carolina speaks on how she avoids comparing herself to other women in the industry [41:28]
* Amber explains how curating her environment sets her up for success [43:15]
"No matter how successful you are by objective standards, there is always going to be other people that you're going to compare yourself to." - Jonathan Goodman
From Business to Biceps
Comparison is sneaky with how it can show up anywhere, whether it's 'likes' on an Instagram post or weights on a barbell. We have all done it, so don’t beat yourself up for it! Recognize it, pinpoint the what and why, and remind yourself that the comparison between you and others is like the comparison between apples and oranges.
Every Moment Counts
Every journey worth taking has its big wins worth celebrating, but it has even more micro victories and missteps. All are worthy of celebration. Every mistake is an opportunity to grow, and every day you show up is a day you get closer to your goal, no matter how small.
Curate Your Mental Feed
Humans naturally gravitate toward negativity, and when you combine that with an influx of information, no wonder so many people feel inadequate. The internet and social media can be wonderful tools, but they also can easily strip someone’s self-confidence. At the end of the day, you control the information you receive, and if you cut out sources of negativity and invite positive ones, you will find your inner self and stop comparison in its tracks.
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