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8. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Don’t compare yourself to others. It can just really be quite debilitating, especially when the people that really inspire me, they’ve been around a long time.

Adela Mei
Just touching on something because it was so important, is this idea of not comparing yourself to others.

Just before we got on the call I said to you I’d hit a block yesterday because I’m really interested in what other brand strategists are doing. And there are people that really inspire me. And then it completely floored me, what we were going to talk about, because I forgot who I was. And I was like, ‘ well I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore’ because I’d been really watching videos and podcasts because I just really love it. I love seeing what other people do.

So one of my tips is always – do things your way. It’s really great to research what other people are doing, of course, for inspiration, to see what’s going on in the marketplace. Absolutely. But it’s about what you really want to do, what you want to bring forward.

My business model is very different to other people’s. Your business model is quite unique as well. The membership, podcasts, etc. your buffet of what you do. It’s very unique to you. And that’s so, so important to remember that because we need to enjoy what we’re doing.

We also need to be good at what we’re doing. And I think there is a connection. You enjoy what you’re good at and you’re good at what you enjoy.

And comparing to others can just really be quite debilitating, especially when the people that really inspire me, they’ve been around a long time. You know, they’re 20 or 30 years ahead of me. Don’t compare. There’s no catching up.

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