I feel honoured that not one but TWO other business owners last week awarded the Small Business Diva this I Love Your Blog award. Thank you to Annette from Under the Loupe and Marnie B. (I love both of their blogs too!)
The rules of this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.
In turn, I would like to pass the I Love Your Blog award on to the following blogs that I love:
There are several others I’d like to include but 7 is probably enough for now. I hope you visit these – my favourite blogs.
Here’s to your success in small business,
Jacqui at Rainbow Designs has a wonderful post on comparing that I urge you to read. What she writes is so true – how often do we compare ourselves with others? Our blogs, our businesses, our homes, our… everything!
Comparing can sometimes be beneficial but generally, I find it’s much better to focus on being the best, unique you that you can be. It’s all about finding your own personal style and putting that into everything you do.
A few years ago I was part of a team who presented a publishing forum. The speaker before me was so ‘out there’ and everybody loved him. He was really over the top and the audience was so hyped and motivated after hearing him. Thankfully we had a tea break between his presentation and mine.
I was really concerned that I wouldn’t be able to live up to his style and was rethinking my delivery – how could I present more like him? And to make it more difficult, I was presenting on the legal and technical issues! How could I make that more exciting?
Well, I decided it was too late to make changes and I just got up and presented in my usual style. Surprisingly, everyone was glued to my every word, taking lots of notes. Some of the feedback we received later – and some at my prodding 🙂 – was that the audience didn’t want more than one energetic section. They liked my presentation and found it just as useful as the other speaker before me.
So there was no need for me to worry and compare. Yes, it’s good to see what others are doing, to learn from them and improve. However sometimes two people – or two blogs, two presentations, two businesses – can be totally different and neither one is better than the other. They’re just… different.
Embrace your uniqueness!
Here’s to your business success…