I’m telling you to STOP, stop comparing what you do and who you are to someone else. Stop looking at how many fans the have on Facebook, how many followers they have on Instagram, how many networking events they are invited to, how many times they book a wedding at a certain venue, with a certain planner etc. JUST STOP IT!
It’s a killer of joy, of progress of your beautiful unique self. Once that insecurity takes hold it is a downward spiral that ends in jealousy, anger and resentment and we all know that’s no fun.
We all get caught up in it I’m just as guilty as the next person. I have worked my tail off to get where I am, to be doing what I do and comparing myself only steals that joy of growing and evolving, that accomplishment in my business and artistry. It is sad, sad that we do this to ourselves and sad we can’t enjoy what pure awesomeness we are accomplishing at this moment. But, when that joy-sucker gets started I turn it off by looking back at how much I’ve accomplished as an artist and business owner in the past 3 1/2 years. Looking back over my past work I can see that I have made huge leaps and have grown so much. And that’s worth a big high five, a pat on the back and maybe a glass of wine too!