“Think of it like Game of Thrones — Oh, look, that person has more power or influence than I do… great! I’ll just kill him.” ~Edwin Ruiz, on comparison & competition
Since comparing ourselves to others always makes us feel bad, WHY do we do it?!
This episode was inspired by my conversation in Episode 14 with travel blogger and creative entrepreneur, Beth Santos, founder & CEO of Wanderful and The Women in Travel Summit!
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“…when we compare, we undermine the fact that each of us [is] on a unique journey and that—even though it looks like we’re sharing space in a world together—each and every one of us are only experiencing exactly what is helping us to evolve in the fastest amount of time. So, when we’re comparing, we are really abandoning our own journey and looking at what other people have to decide what’s missing from our lives.” ~Matt Kahn, author of Whatever Arises, Love That.
Resources for you, from me:
- Chicago Women’s Creative Collective on Meetup.com
- Mini Meditations & Yoga Nidra on Periscope
- Creative Space Retreat: New Orleans!
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Links from the episode:
Comparing Yourself to Others: It’s Not All Bad… article from the New York Times
Why Do We Hate and Judge Others... blog on Care2.com
Whatever Arises, Love That (Pt 2)… podcast interview with Matt Kahn on Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
Global Ambassador program from Wanderful
Our first Creative Space Travel Retreat to New Orleans is in the works! Get the inside scoop…
My How to Start e-course is designed to help you take those first few bold steps on your creative path no matter what! Truly, I’ve taken all the wisdom from my podcast guests, past teachers and a whole lot of experience with failure AND success. Coming spring 2016…
This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.
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