Startist Society - Episode 6: Conquering the Comparison Trap

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By Nikki May and Laura Lee Griffin. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Nikki and Laura discuss the dreaded imposter syndrome and comparison trap. In a world where we live so much of our lives on social media, how do we combat the feeling of comparing our lives and work to others who seem so much further along than we are? How do we stop feeling like imposters in the work that we do?

TOPICS DISCUSSED
  • Comparing ourselves to others on social media (1:00)
  • Nikki’s story about getting hired by IBM (1:23)
  • Laura’s comparisons to artists she admires (5:34)
  • Nikki’s story about The Jealous Curator (7:01)
  • Getting past what blocks you and taking action (9:42)
  • Actionable steps you can take to combat comparison (11:38)
  • Celebrate your progress (12:47)
  • Engage with your community (14:43)
  • Feedback and criticism (15:26)
  • What Nikki and Laura are going to do to combat comparison trap and imposter syndrome (19:13)

Read more and find mentioned resources in the Startist Society show notes at startistsociety.com/comparison.

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