Feeling like there are too many in your business industry?  Do you have the feeling that you are competing with some many just like you in your field? Feeling flooded with everyone else in your space, and comparing your business to theirs? Wondering if you’ll ever be successful or at least have your own stream of clients constantly flowing in?

You’re not alone.

Many business owners face these feelings so many times in their business journey.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the emotions of;

  • I’m not good enough
  • What have they got that I don’t
  • Why can’t I be as successful as them
  • No one loves what I have to offer
  • How am I ever going to be successful

Here are 6 ways you can stop feeling the comparisons to others and stay in your ‘A’ game.

Focus on you and your business

Don’t spend so much time watching what everyone else is doing. Focus on you, your business and what your clients needs. When we spend so much time watching other, we are in-fact taking away our valuable time for our clients. If we used that time, we would be creating more things they need from us, and hopefully then bringing more clients in our door.

Remember your purpose

Remember why you created your business, and the purpose you aim to serve. Also remember, you are not them and your clients want you for YOU.

Like the movie Field of Dreams says ‘If you build it, they will come’.  So keep remembering your purpose for why you are doing what your doing and how it aligns to your core values.

Keep your purpose and vision close, and keep building. Because they will come.

Keep your balance

Some times we get so caught up in the hype of comparing ourselves to others because we are not giving ourselves time to breathe and step out of our business.

Whilst you may feel this is clique, but when you are doing other things that are about you and bringing balance into your world, like yoga, spending time with family and friend, or do your thing to switch off and recharge. It is often this time when your best business ideas come. Being recharged and clear minded, allows more room for creativity to come in.

Take it with a grain of salt

You do know that people will only ever tell you what they want you to know. A business competitor may say something like “I made $10,000 this month”, what they haven’t said is this is pre-tax and pre-expenses. You have walked away thinking they put $10,000 in their pocket but this isn’t the case. So, take whatever people (especially your competitors) tell you with a grain of salt.

It’s only natural we are drawn to our own

copy-of-blog-template-6a-13When starting our business, we often feel the need and want to connect with other business owners in our field. There is nothing wrong with that, but it’s equally important to keep a level of distance so you don’t allow yourself to get caught up in their world and miss or forget the importance of what you’re doing.

Have the support of the like-minded people in your industry is important, but also allow yourself the room to expand to where your target audience are.

The world is a big beautiful place, there are millions of people out there and some of them are your ideal target audience just waiting to find you. Don’t hang out where all the others in your field are hanging go and look else where. Don’t be afraid to try some where new, or even some new way to connect with your audience.

Collaborating with complimentary businesses

Finding a business that compliments your business, and targets the same audience as you (but is not a competitor) is a great way to expand your audience and business.  Every step you take in your business is a new adventure and another way to grow you, as a person. We are constantly learning and growing, so don’t be afraid to give it a go.

 

Remembering your purpose is so importance to creating, growing and even glowing in your business. Be kind to yourself, take it one step at a time and enjoy the ride. Not everyone has the ability or even courage to run a business, so be proud of the journey you’re taking and don’t worry about what everyone is doing.

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