Sometimes it’s hard to be excited for other people’s successes. Have you ever felt that way? You want to be excited for your friend, peer, or competitor but sometimes the benefits of their efforts are an obvious reminder of the work that you’re NOT doing. And you feel guilty. You want to feel happy for them, but the lack of your discipline, hard work, and follow through is a daunting reality that can cloud your excitement for their success. Is that right? Well, that’s not fair to them...But I do agree that it’s a challenge to be excited for others when you don’t feel excited about what your’re doing, producing, creating, etc. So, I’ll let you in on a little secret:
START DOING STUFF YOU’RE PROUD OF.
Whenever I feel like my company is just coasting along, I spent some time brainstorming what we need to do in order for me to feel like we're KILLING IT as a team and doing stuff we’re proud of. In this past season the list included things like: launching one new brand and website once a week, selling-out our workshops, producing helpful content for our clients and readers on a regular basis, and so on. And then we started DOING THEM and hustling; doing all that we could to make them happen. And now I feel like we’re officially killing it. (At least for now...by our terms, of course)! lol
If you feel like you're lagging, my suggestion is to brainstorm what types of things you need to do in your business to feel like you are really KILLING IT. What types of clients would you work with? How would you get those clients? What would your schedule look like? How would you market your business? What needs to be improved? What skills do you need to practice? What do you need to learn or master? etc. Then put a game plan together incorporating these action points and START doing them! These aren't your 5 year goals or your definition of success either. The list is just simple day to day things to create momentum to ensure that you’re moving forward, hustling, working hard, and doing all that you can.
I guarantee that once you pin point the tasks and start doing stuff you’re proud of you will feel a whole new level of confidence in your abilities, momentum, and business strategy. And you’ll be able to guilt-freely congratulate your peers or competitors on their successes, knowing that you are doing all that you can in your own business. You have my permission to START KILLING IT!