[Ep 4] Stop Comparing Yourself With The Gurus – That’s Just Torture

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In this episode, I’ll be talking about one of the easiest way to feel bad about ourselves as new entrepreneurs. It’s called Comparison syndrome, that is, comparing your stuff to the experts who have been in the field years longer than you. These gurus have been slogging it out in the field for decades longer than us, but for some reason, we have this incessant desire to compare ourselves to them, and then make ourselves feel terrible about the comparison.

It’s the worst feeling on the planet, but for some reason, we love to torture ourselves with these comparison thoughts.

I’m sure you know what I’m talking about here. We see our website and then we see theirs, and theirs is much better. A lot better. Then, we see our e-Book and we see theirs, and theirs looks nicer, prettier, more professional, and the colours all match up perfectly. Even if nobody’s perfect you start thinking that they have to be the exception.

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10 Tasks That Show Consistency Is Boring (That’s Why Most People Don’t Stick With It)

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How did I move from being an utter and complete failure, to the success I am right now? One simple technique. Consistency. 

I know, I know! It isn’t as exciting as winning money in a lottery or hitting a really great penny stock.

But it is the only thing I know of that has been the secret to success for hundreds of thousands of people. Those people who are quietly and boringly making a tiny little bit of progress every single day in their chosen fields are the ones who end up being ‘Overnight successes’ ten or fifteen years later.

That’s the thing about success – it’s all about little gains over a long period of time, leading to the compounding effect (something Darren Hardy speaks about in his book ‘The Compound Effect’).

In fact, success is BORING.

I think of this story whenever I think of boring consistency. There is a track and field centre near my parent’s house. When I would be going to an early hot Yoga class on the weekends, I would drive past it around 7am (my class was at 8am, but I like to get there early to seep in the warmth). I always noticed this young man (late teens) running on the track every morning, by himself. He had a hoodie on (it was winters in Toronto), and he would be going around the track over and over again.

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[Ep 3] The Fear Of Quitting Our 9-5 Jobs Paralyzes Most Of Us

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Fear Is A Mind Killer

In this episode, I’ll be talking about my own journey (a somewhat “rocky” journey) of quitting the 9-5 and starting my own online business based on my passions—meditation, spirituality, and digital nomading.

We all want to quit the cubicle, travel the world, and work on a business that is based on our true passions (at least I think so based on the people I meet). We know we need to get out of that shit, but most of us don’t do it.

Why?

The answer is easy: we are afraid.

But there are reasons – really great reasons in our heads that say we cannot quit our 9-5 to pursue our passions.

I had a long list of my own reasons – fear of failure, of the unknown, of disappointing my parents, of succeeding, of taking on too much too fast, of poverty, of bankruptcy, of being on my own, of jumping into the abyss, and much more.

I still quit my job.

You know why?

Because the reasons didn’t matter anymore. I had to get out and do my own thing. It was time.

I knew if I delayed any further I would be delaying forever! I didn’t want regret to take over my psyche.

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My Online Business Is My Life Purpose And It Drives Every Moment Of My Life

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I woke up at 439am today to work on my life purpose – my online business.

Yes, I’m a morning person. Please don’t hate me. But before I quit my 9-5 and started my own online business, I used to wake up at 7am thinking that’s early enough.

Even so, I had no real purpose in life or aim.

I meandered for a whole decade (from 22 to 32)

  1. I spent way too much of my time on drama. You know that needless drama created by yours truly to add some spice into your life (watch out for that drama creator in yourself and stop her before she gets too big for her britches).
  2. I spent way too much time:
    1. Crying over being single or
    2. Being in relationship with someone unworthy or
    3. Meeting the wrong kind of guys or
    4. Meeting the right kind of guys at the wrong time.
  3. I spent way too much time in my head:
    1. Over-analyzing useless crap,
    2. Incessantly worrying over inconsequential matters, and
    3. Feeling anxiety over the unrealized (and unpredictable) future.
  4. I spent way too much planning out my future purchases and spending the money I was going to earn before I had even earned it. All of my cash was earmarked for cute shoes, and lots of travel (travelling for the sake of travelling).
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