Everyone was telling me I was successful because I was making a great income, but I was sad, lonely, stressed and anxious.
It took me waaay longer than I’d like to admit, but I finally realised that doing all the things, hustling constantly, and pushing myself to the limit wasn’t bringing me any joy.
So I said f*ck it and decided to stop conforming to society’s expectations of what a biz owner and woman should be.
That was two years ago.
Since then, I’ve devoted my time and energy to building a business that supports my multi-passionate lifestyle.
And I can honestly say that I love myself more AND compare myself to others less.
If you feel like you’re never doing enough, you need to listen to this week’s ep on pressure and the comparison trap on the i made a thing podcast.
We share our personal struggles with perfectionism and imposture syndrome AND how we can push through these mindsets (most of the time).
Topics discussed in this episode:
How can you stop yourself from falling into the comparison trap? And when is comparison useful?
Do you need to do all the things to be successful?
How do you overcome your perfectionist tendencies and limiting mindsets?
What’s the difference between overwhelm and a normal level of busy?
Do women experience added pressure? If so, where?
Does trying to do all the things + look good and sound good guarantee success?
What things can we do to address and overcome feelings of pressure and overwhelm?
Resources discussed in this episode:
Rachel shares her tips for how to overcome the dreaded “I haven’t done enough” feeling.
The psychological trap of freelancing.
Why it pays to cut yourself some slack.
Top 9 ways to deal with business overwhelm as told by The Middle Finger Project.
The eight seasons of business.
Listen below or head to iTunes or Spotify.