The Bookkeepers' Podcast

Episode 229: How to stop comparing your social media to others: Lucy Sheridan

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On this episode of The Bookkeepers' Podcast, we spoke to Lucy Sheridan, The Comparison Coach. We discussed the psychology behind why we compare ourselves to others, the problems associated with comparison, and practical steps to overcome comparison on social media. Here are some key takeaways from the episode: We explored the psychology behind comparison: Lucy shed light on why we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others, highlighting factors such as societal influences, fear of missing out (FOMO), and seeking validation. The problem with comparison: We delved into the negative impacts of comparison, including decreased self-esteem, increased anxiety, and hindering our own growth and success. Overcoming comparison on social media: Lucy shared valuable insights on how to stop worrying about comparison on social media. She emphasised the importance of focusing on our own journey, setting boundaries, and practicing gratitude. The role of authenticity: We discussed how embracing authenticity plays a crucial role in overcoming the urge to compare ourselves to others. Authenticity allows us to showcase our unique strengths and value, rather than trying to conform or imitate others. This episode was especially timely given the launch of the new Threads App which is creating a lot of news at the moment.We discussed strategies to overcome the stress of feeling the need to be present everywhere. We offered practical tips for prioritising our time and energy effectively. Bookkeepers won't want to miss this episode because: - It provides valuable insights into the psychology of comparison, helping bookkeepers understand why they may compare themselves to others and the impact it can have on their mindset and business growth. - The practical steps shared by Lucy Sheridan offer actionable strategies to overcome comparison on social media, allowing bookkeepers to focus on their own journey and success. - The discussion on authenticity provides bookkeepers with guidance on embracing their unique qualities and strengths, ultimately enhancing their online presence and attracting ideal clients. - The introduction of the Threads app addresses the common stress of feeling the need to be everywhere, offering bookkeepers practical tips to prioritize their time effectively and reduce overwhelm. - Tune in to this episode to gain valuable insights and practical tools to overcome comparison and build a thriving bookkeeping business with authenticity and confidence. About us We help bookkeepers find clients, make more money and build businesses they love that work for them. We're raising the profile of the bookkeeping profession and bookkeepers worldwide. Whether you're a bookkeeper or accountant wanting to grow your own business to have the flexibility for your life, and your family, come and join us. Join our FREE Facebook community, The 6 Figure Bookkeepers' Club, to experience this revolution for yourself. Connect with us at ----------------------------------------------- Quiz Are you 6 figure ready? Find out at ----------------------------------------------- Courses Find out about how we can help you at ----------------------------------------------- About our Sponsor This episode of The Bookkeepers' Podcast is sponsored by Xero. Find out more at: