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Failing When You Compare. |

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discourages you from compare yourself to others when you look at your business.


Hi, I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and I want to talk with you about something that you’re using to sabotage yourself with finding work and finding clients.

One of the mistakes many business owners make is they start making comparisons between themselves and others that they know. They say that person is more successful than I am. They’re doing this. I’ve got to copy that . . . on and on and on. Ultimately, what it boils down to is, you start thinking of yourself as being inferior to the other person because you perceive them as being more successful.

Now, here’s a couple of observations I made over the years.

You don’t know how much debt this person has.

You don’t know how many loans this person has.

You don’t know how many sleepless nights this person is worrying about.

They don’t know how they’re going to meet payroll that you may not be having because what they’ve done is gone with the hock so severely, they may be out of business in six months.

But you’re making a comparison between yourself and this other individual where you’re coming up short.

Stop. Stop making the comparisons. All that that other individuals doing is demonstrating that that level of success is possible and you can do it your way.

Yes, you may pick up some ideas from them, in terms of how they do things, but the comparison is toxic to you. It is deadly to you. All that you need to be focused on is executing a plan that can work very well and do it consistently and stop distracting yourself with what others do, what others think and what other’s opinions are and operate with a single-minded purpose.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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