Ep. 003 // How to Deal with the Comparison Trap with Natalie Franke

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This Thursday, we chat with the incredibly thoughtful Natalie Franke, co-founder of The Rising Tide Society, on this #ThriveBlogcast episode! She gives some insightful tips on eliminating the comparison game from your life, focusing on your own energy and power, and learning how to build relationships with people you admire, rather than envying their successes.

Bree and Natalie also discuss the importance of community, the difference between healthy and unhealthy competition, and share some tips on how to build a strong tribe for yourself without pressure!

Listen to the Episode Here:

Highlights of Episode 003:

  • Natalie's beginnings with The Rising Tide Society
  • Stopping the comparison trap
  • Building relationships rather than rivalries
  • Eliminating FOMO
  • The importance community over competition
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy competition
  • Tips on building your community

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Memorable Quotes:

"Live from a place where you can celebrate other people openly and you understand that when they win, it doesn't take away from your ability to do the same. The minute you can get to that point, you are going to find more success in business and in life because that energy flow is going to go the right things."
"When we compare ourselves to others, we’re missing out oftentimes on an opportunity to build a relationship."
"We actually love competition, but we love it when it's healthy. We embrace it when it means competing for innovation, and pushing each other forward and trying to be the best that we can be."
"There’s a reason you’re doing what you’re doing, and there’s a reason people are seeing it!"

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