The Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others! with Bernadette McClelland

Join your host Bernadette McClelland as she shares the pros and cons of comparing yourself to others.

Dive in now and identify how you can up the ante toward more success and accelerated growth!

And believe it or not, there are pros!

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Bernadette McClelland

  • The Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others!
  • The Dilemma of Comparison

    • “Comparison is the thief of joy”
    • Comparing ourselves in non-resourceful ways undermines our joy
    • Self-comparison can lead to feeling ‘less than’ others
  • Personal Reflection

    • Each person’s journey is unique; no hierarchy in life paths
    • Comparisons often stem from desires and fears within us
  • Understanding Comparison

    • External achievements are not always as they seem
    • Various factors contribute to others’ success such as timing, unseen value, and relationships
  • A Personal Story from Xerox

    • Experiencing feelings of unfairness in comparison
    • The moment of comparison catalyzing a career shift into sales
  • Grass is Greener Syndrome

    • The importance of tending to our own ‘grass’ to realize its potential
  • Pros and Cons of Comparison

    • Cons: Creates a world of ‘shoulds’, affects self-worth, breeds resentment and jealousy
    • Pros: Inspires creativity, helps generate ideas, like the functionality of ChatGPT
  • Life as a Path, Not a Ladder

    • On our path, we should aid those behind us and draw inspiration from those ahead
  • Practical Exercise

    • In your community (sales team, leaders, entrepreneurs), identify people who inspire you
    • Learn from their strengths and experiences
  • Seeking Help and Growth

    • Don’t hesitate to ask for advice from more experienced individuals
    • Be specific in your requests to show respect for their time
  • Comparing with a Growth Mindset

    • Shift from a scarcity mindset to one of growth when comparing
    • Observing your thoughts and taking affirmative action
  • Conclusion

    • Encouragement to embrace flow and growth
    • Wishing the audience an amazing day full of opportunities for growth
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In this thought-provoking episode, we delve deep into the intricate dynamics of comparing oneself to others. Before you hit that comparison button, watch this! We uncover the hidden truths behind the pros and cons of this common habit. Discover how comparison can inspire growth but also breed discontentment. Join us as we navigate through the complexities of self-assessment in the digital age, offering insights to empower and uplift. Don’t miss out on this essential guide to understanding the delicate balance between motivation and self-compassion. Tune in now!

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