Your elementary school teacher was right!
Comparing yourself to others and copying what others do will not only get you in trouble but it will also hurt your business…
And you may feel like you HAVE to be someone else when you’re trying to build your business.
And I totally get it…
If you’ve been in this industry for a short period of time (or heck even for multiple years like I was) and you still feel like your story or your credibility is not substantial enough to build a large enough influence and audience to stand out than be sure to stick around as I dive into this…
Because I know one thing…
Feeling like you HAVE to be someone else that you’re not can feel uncomfortable and unauthentic…
And most importantly, your audience can see right through it as well!
And if you missed this Live video that I shared over on Facebook, you can catch the replay by clicking on the video below…
So why is this such a problem today?…
Why is it that we’re constantly comparing ourselves to others and always feeling that what we have to share is not relevant and not important?
And I’ll answer that now…
Some times it’s so difficult to know when you’re falling into the trap of comparing yourself to others.
So if you’re not sure when you’re actually having these thoughts, start by eliminating the actions that promote this thinking.
Let’s talk social media for example…
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What happens when you’re scrolling through your social media feed…
All of a sudden you come across something that catches your eye, or you see someone either in your team or company and they have a picture of themselves announcing their recent rank advancement.
You either have the option to feel happy for them or feel frustrated/angry that you’re not able to do the same.
So instead of allowing yourself to scroll mindlessly on social media, try blocking your time for a very intentional period of time, where you may be performing the following activities:
If you’re very intentional with your time and very focused on being on social media for a specific reason, you’ll be less likely to get caught up in the mindless “scrolling trance”…
Which brings me to my second thought…
Do you know what makes you feel confident?
Often we feel like we HAVE to compare ourselves to others because of a lack of confidence or insecurities that we may have about being a network marketer or entrepreneur.
So instead of feeling confident in our actions, we start to doubt ourselves and our abilities to achieve the same results.
To help boost your confidence and eliminate your doubt and lack of ability, you might try some of the following activities:
If you’re part of a Facebook community or group, take 5 minutes or so a week and post about your successes (big or small) inside of the group.
This will not only help you understand that you’re creating success, but more importantly you’re making progress.
And SO MANY entrepreneurs are paralyzed by their lack of actions and momentum in their business, when in reality, whether you know it or not, you’re making progress!
Pretty cool, eh?
If you’re like me, chances are you have daily or weekly goals that you’re striving for.
And a great way to keep your confidence high is by rewarding yourself.
No matter how cheesy this sounds, I PROMISE you that you’re going to surprise yourself how often you’re hitting goals and making progress in your business.
Here are some examples that you may want to consider celebrating:
Lastly, you have to understand your value and know that what you share and put out in the marketplace is of VALUE!
You have to OWN your decisions and OWN who you are as a marketer.
Show up to your audience, regardless of the size, knowing that the content that you’re about to share with them will not only provide value to them, but it may even change their life!
So if you’re the person who shows up with perfect lighting, perfect pictures, perfect everything, that’s awesome…you do YOU!
But if you’re the type of person who lounges around the house wearing yoga pants with messy hair….that’s awesome too….you do YOU!
No matter how you show up to your audience, your audience will love you for you, regardless of what you look like.
People are attracting to people who are confident in themselves and show up unapologetically themselves!
And this is exactly what I teach my clients…
Showing up authentically to your audience will attract people that resonate with you.
…And this is all part of a strategy called Attraction Marketing that uses the basis of building your audience who are likely to do business with you.
If you want a sneak peak inside of what I teach my clients, be sure to pick up your copy of this free online recruiting bootcamp, where you’ll learn the behind-the-scenes fundamentals to not only grow your own audience, but being able to attract people to grow your business.
And if you got value today, let me know in the comments below.
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Colleen Lauver helps network marketers plot their escape from the 9-to-5 using digital recruiting strategies. Click here to start learning these simple online strategies to take your business to the next level.