Avoid the Comparison Trap

It’s easy to compare your life and business to someone else’s. 

To think “Look at what she is doing. It’s working for her so I will do it too”. 

There are multiple problems with this type of thinking. 

First off you create more distrust with your own intuition and ideas by blocking them and/or putting them down. 

Secondly, you don’t stand out from the noise because you are following someone else’s creativity (or multiple people so it’s even further diluted). So you become a small fish swimming in a big pond. 

Third, you put success outside of yourself. Thinking it’s the “perfect formula” or “perfect business structure” that got you the results. Not you, your ideas, the ability to follow your own nudges. 

And most importantly, following or copying someone else is probably not aligned with your own morals and values. 

Instead you need to think outside the box. 

Start trusting your intuition, your ideas and create a process so they become a reality. 

Then it doesn’t matter what other people are doing. 

What if your greatest idea is one you already thought of, but just rejected because no one is doing it?

It’s how my cedar wood she shed became a reality. It’s true purpose is a gardening shed, not a yoga shed. 

It’s how my brick and mortar PT/yoga/massage business became a reality. 

It’s how I started working with wellness practitioners on their body, brain and bank accounts. 

It wasn’t following the perfect business in a box solution. It was by thinking outside that box, while following my intuition and nudges. 

The process is simple. All you have to do is start listening to what your mind is already creating. And instead of rejecting your ideas, ask yourself how could this be possible? 

No matter how long you’ve been avoiding trusting your own ideas, you can start this process right now. 

All it takes is one question to shift the focus from doubt to possibility.

This week on the podcast I dive deep into this, parts of my story you haven’t heard before and more.

See you on the mat.




Alison McLean

"I help the Entrepreneur reduce stress and live a more fulfilled and balanced life."