Lifting Each Other Up
When you're struggling, it can be really hard to see someone else win. Especially if you're wanting more opportunities, clients, followers, money...whatever. It can be truly disheartening, even hurtful, to see someone else get something that you wanted. So what's a girl to do? Celebrate others. You can't feel envy or sadness when you're generally happy for someone else.
Where do you even start?
First -- take a genuine interest in people. What are their goals, what are they trying to accomplish? This is also helpful for you because when they achieve that goal, you won't be blindsided. It also helps get into the cycle of seeing others as people, not competition.
Next up -- Think about how you would want someone to react when you hit a goal that you were excited about. I know that it's a super old adage to treat others as you want to be treated. This gets you in the place for thinking about how your own success will feel and how you'll want your peers to react.
Last tip -- I think we should share more failures. When looking at someone's highlight reel that is their blog, YouTube channel, or social media, it can be hard to see any evidence of failure. I think it makes us stronger and more honest with each other to talk about the bad times too. It also helps make it clear that successes don't just happen -- they're something that you're working to make happen.
Why think about this at all? Because this makes your network stronger, not weaker. A rising tide raises all ships, and you attract more flies with honey than with vinegar. I know, hitting all the cliches here. Since I worked on bringing other women up and using that to fuel my own drive, my network has grown and I've met some amazing entrepreneurs. I'm excited to share my successes with them and to see their successes happen too.
Let's continue lifting each other up -- leave your favorite content creator down below. Let's support each other.