Episode 4: Overcoming Jealousy and Fear of Competition
Guys, we have a super special episode today where things get a touch emotional. Today we’re talking about jealousy and the fear of competition. We’ve all experienced it and today we share our own experiences with those emotions – even toward each other – as we build our businesses in the same not-so-big-town.
But…we’ll also share techniques for shifting your mindset as well as practical tips for getting out of the jealousy rut. Grab a cup of coffee and take a listen.
Episode 4 Show Notes
- There’s enough out there for everyone
- Resist the competition mindset!
- Get inspired! What can you learn from successful designers? Mimic others, but don’t copy. Give things your own unique flavor.
- When you’re feeling jealous/afraid, zoom out; know that you’re only seeing one side of things
- Everything takes work and time, and successful designers have put in grit and hard work for years.
- Stay in your lane, get inspired, and keep moving forward.
- “When you stand apart, there is no competition” – Lesley Myrick
- If you’re competing on your design aesthetic alone, you’re sunk. What sets you apart?
6 Things You Can So to Pick Yourself Up Out of a Funk:
- Remember that there’s room for everyone. Make that your mantra!
- Take time to explore and be curious – what is this person doing that I’m so entranced with? Find a way to mimic, but not copy.
- What you see online isn’t the whole picture.
- There will always be designers ahead of you, and behind you too.
- Discover what makes you special; include it in your copy. You’ll stand out as a brand that people know, like, and trust.
- Instead of thinking about how far you still have to go, write down how far you’ve come.
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