Episode 85: Make 2022 the Year of You! Wrap-up and Final thought on Comparison
Sharing Passion and Purpose
Sharing Passion and Purpose
Episode 85: Make 2022 the Year of You! Wrap-up and Final thought on Comparison

Make 2022 the Year of You –

I’m going to have one post with all of my nudges of encouragement and suggestions for making 2022 the year of you (you can still do them!). They are short mini-episodes to give you some information about a topic, and a nudge of encouragement, that I think will help you along your personal and/or professional journey. You can click on the topic and you’ll be taken directly to the episode:

Episode 50: Season 3 kicked off with Smart Goals https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/season3

Episode 54: Personal Mission Statement https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/personalmissionstatement

Episode 57: Build Your Community https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/community

Episode 63: Networking (Personally & Professionally) https://sharingpassionandpurpose.libsyn.com/63-tips-on-building-community

Episode 66: Find a Mentor! https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/mentor

Episode 75: My Top Two Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile: https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/linkedintips

Episode 78: Do you have a bucket list? About creating a bucket list of things you want to do or achieve! Time passes so quickly and if you have a list, hopefully you will be working towards something – earning money to take that trip – or whatever it is for you! https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/grandcanyon

Episode 83: Gratitude (Please note that the giveaway associated with this podcast has ended): https://sharingpassionandpurpose.com/podcast/gratitude

My final thought in making 2022 the Year of You: As we approach the holiday season and you have more time to think about what’s going on with others and even seeing social media posts that show beautifully decorated homes, parties, and even year-end numbers (maybe you didn’t meet your yearly goals) try not to start comparing yourself to others around you. Instead, focus on what you can control and that’s your own situation. I want to share a story with you about my perspective on comparison:

Comparison is the Thief of Joy – Teddy Roosevelt

I’ve always been pretty competitive – but with myself. I’ve had sales jobs where there would be a prize for the person who had the most monthly sales and I wouldn’t worry about what others were doing – I was always just trying to beat my own numbers. My boss commented one time that I there were many times I didn’t win the contest and I would tell her that I beat my own numbers from the previous month. Now don’t get me wrong, I do fall into the comparison category sometimes, I can put it in perspective pretty quickly.

One of my nudges of encouragement was to surround yourself with good people – the kind who lift you up and help you! I am lucky to have some amazing women around me (you know who you are!) who don’t compare, criticize or judge they are just there. We have honest conversations and I believe I can get honest answers from them.

I found an article on one of my favorite websites, ThriveGlobal, and want to share it with you: Click on the title to find out “How to Use Comparison to Your Advantage.” Her take is comparing yourself with the right people – including yourself AND come from the best frame of mind. I’m hoping that sheds some light into a different perspective. Let me know how it works for you!


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