So that is how today's tip came about...
The only person to compare yourself to is who you used to be
Comparing yourself to other people, artists and business owners can incredibly detrimental to yourself. Why should you give someone else all of your time and energy, when you could be focusing closer on the things that you could be doing better!
Take a look back at some of your first sales or designs, how empty your Etsy shop may have been when you first opened it. See how far you have come and be PROUD of all you have accomplished. See the steps you have taken and recognize how hard you worked to get where you are today. Improve upon the things you already thought you did well. Once you get in the habit of doing this you will find that you don't even have the time to spend comparing yourself to others.
|Screen shot from my very first sale 2/22/10|
|Screen shot of current listing for the same invite|