Stop Comparing yourself to Others

One of the biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make is comparing their business progress with others, who have had decades of experience building an online business.

Have you ever scanned through social media, seeing how many people have engaged on your posts, left feeling disillusioned as you watch the vanity metrics around your posts?

And you immediately think that there is something wrong with you, as you compare yourself with the top online entrepreneurs. 

Let me tell you that they all started off, at the same place as you. Every single one of them. They are just in a different stage of business growth, having put in decades building their business.


And they all have stories of humble beginnings, exactly the same as yours. It is critical to put things into perceptive, and to know that their secret sauce is about consistency, resilience and huge investments into their business. There are no overnight successes, it just seems like that. 

Start Up Stage / Undecided & Fear 

This is the stage that you are in survival mode. You are feeling uncertain and wondering if your business will ever take off. And you will experience a lot of uncertainty. it is normal to jump around trying different ideas out, as through taking action you will quickly gain more clarity as you experience different aspects and opportunities for your business.  

Survival Stage / Stress:

This is the stage that your expectations may not be meant as to how fast you will start to gain new clients. You may start to compare yourself with others, and start to have some doubts. This stage is important to have some of your stress-reducing activities mapped out. As you will quickly be able to apply them as needed

Sustainable Stage / Gaining hope  

You now can start to see progress in your business, and you may be betaking even.  You are experiencing hope  as you can see that your business is going in the right direction. Expectations still are not being meant, but you certainly are moving forward. Hope is on the horizon. 

Growth Stage / Control

In this stage you have all the processes and systems in place and you feel more in control of your business. Your hard work is paying off, and now it is time to start to think about more products and services to bring into your business. Things are looking good, except now you have to decide if you want to scale, and bring onboard team members. 

Scale Stage : Freedom 

You now have the finances to scale and bring on team members, which gives you the freedom to work on your zone of genius, and to reduce your hours, as you start to enjoy the rewards of being a business owner, instead of having a self-employed job. You now have more freedom to leave your business, and know that it will still operate without you there. You have a great team around you that is aligned with your mission and values, and you are able to contribute to your charities and causes. 

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About the author 

Lee Stemm

I coach women, online business owners, to take consistent action to get their online courses launched and sold out.

My primary focus is on unlocking limiting beliefs that hold them back, list building, and live launching of their courses, primarily via webinars and easy-to-follow blueprints that step them through the complete process.

I lead the way by being in the trenches, studying with the top online course creators in the world, implementing all the latest proven strategies in my own business, experimenting, measuring, teaching from experience that truly works.

Through a mix of coaching, hand-holding, and honest feedback,

I hold my client's aspirations close to my heart, never leaving them behind feeling isolated or disillusioned

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