I don't know about you but my brain has been on information overload lately. A few months ago I decided to go on a personal Facebook hiatus and that really helped me out a ton. I am back on Facebook, but only after really deciding WHY I wanted to spend my time on there.
Upon my return to Facebook I was sad to see that I missed out on a few of my friends big announcements. Some got married, some were pregnant, some had started businesses. I quickly realized that even though I missed out on the social media announcement, it wasn't really that big of a deal. I could still hug and congratulate them the next time I saw them in person or simply send them a card filled with well wishes.
So back to information overload. I remember when I started trying to find people to look up when I first started out in the business world. I remember finding some really big names who I THOUGHT I wanted to be like, then as time moved on, I really found myself not wanting to be like them at all. I knew I wanted to help people but couldn't really see myself having this giant business like say Oprah. I think that my reason for not wanting to be Oprahesque was more because I hate the limelight, and love being behind the scenes. Although if I had the money like Oprah, Ellen etc I could for sure help more people out.
Two times this week I've been approached with the idea of becoming someones life coach. When they both told me that, my brain automatically went into the Facade of No mode. Oh you can't do that! or Oh my, who wants to get advice from YOU? Both of these things are completely untrue of course. I also was reminded of this article which pretty much spells out my life. I've always thought I wasn't ANYONE'S 10. Maybe my partner, and of course my daughter thinks the world of me, but to everyone else I was just a mediocre person (or so I thought).
You see, you will always be someones 10/10. Since online business is an ever evolving thing, there will be people just starting out, people a year into it and beyond. This is awesome because there is always someone who will look up to you. The person who doesn't have a blog will look up to the friend who just bought their domain. The person who bought their domain will look up to the person who has been blogging for months and so on. You can't compare yourself to others or else you'll get lost. Just do what you do, and do it well and if you haven't started, at least you have ideas churning in that little head of yours. Of course this doesn't mean you shouldn't monitor your competition. It just means that no two people are the same exact thing. So don't get discouraged.
I can also thank Tania Dakka for her words of wisdom last week. She got my brain churning when it came to all of the products I want to release and how to look at my competition when doing my analysis. The internet is currently bursting at the seams. It's good to have mentors and friends you can look up to.