Admire and Learn. Don’t Compare.

When I have to drum up business, I often start letting comparison get in my way.

I log on to LinkedIn, see other people with less experience and credentials than me posting about the great things they’re doing in my space (leadership communication)…

…And in the past I have let it stop me from promoting my own capabilities.

Imposter syndrome? I don’t think so. I’m confident in my work and I’m passionate for who I help.

It’s comparison that’s the killer for me.

And when I get out of my own way and let myself just do my thing, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when I feel authentic. That’s when I connect with the people who want my help. That’s when do my best work.

The tip of the neighbor’s iceberg often looks very nice.

—Roy A. Ngansop

The bottom line…

As a leader, don’t compare yourself to others. You’re only seeing the bright side that they are choosing to show. Sure, some share their failures and missteps. But not many. The majority of what we see out there is only the good stuff.

Admire others. Learn from them. But don’t compare.

Ultimately, your leadership style and approach needs to be your own.

Own it.

I’m here to help.

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