There are so many reasons entrepreneurs should never compare your business with another’s. Specifically when it comes to blogging, it does a mompreneur no good to take sneak peaks over at what another blogger is doing and try to “measure up”. There are so many reasons you shouldn’t compare your business to another’s. Here are just a few:
Your business is unique.
First, take a look at this video to recap on my last blog post about ways you can grow your blog on a budget.
Just because Sally Q. paid $800 last month in Facebook ads and grew her subscribers by 300% doesn’t mean that this is the path for you. Your business is unique and has different needs. Your readership is different, your prospects are different, and you have different goals than Sally Q. Maybe you’re not trying to get somewhere at 100 mph. Maybe you’re okay with a slower pace and growing your blog organically. Treat your business as unique, because it is.
You don’t know what’s on the other side.
They say “the grass is greener on the other side”, and most times it is: until you get over on the other side, that is. That’s when you find out that things were better where you were before. Enjoy your journey, take your time, and really take in the moment of today and the here and now. If you’re always reaching into tomorrow, how can you appreciate today? Appreciate where you are and don’t wish for too long and too often for the other side. To have goals and to accomplish them is wonderful, but you don’t want to miss out on the beautiful journey along the way. If you’re too busy wondering what Sally Q.’s blog is up to, you’ll miss out on your own blessings. Plus, you really don’t know what’s on the other side. You really don’t know what Sally Q. is going through to get what she has. You really shouldn’t compare your business.
You have what it takes.
Never underestimate your own power and prowess. You definitely have everything it takes to be successful. When you compare your blog with others’ it takes away from the genius that lies within you. No one can take that away from you but you, so keep in mind that you have what it takes. Move forward in what you know is right for you in your blogging and business and you’ll do just fine.
That’s my advice for you today! Do you compare your blog and business with others’? If so, what will you do to change this?