We've written about competition in our letters posts before, but it's something we all face daily in business.
It's so easy to get yourself into the comparison game. "Well, THEY'RE doing that, maybe I should too!" We all know the feeling. But, sometimes the comparison and competition isn't just with other players in the field. Sometimes, it can happen even within your own business.
Both Kristin and I struggle with it. That "am I doing enough?" feeling we get isn't about keeping up with the competition, it's the fear of letting each other down. Having a business partner means having someone to lean on to get it all done, but it also means the stress of making sure it feels truly balanced. We're constantly communicating to keep those feeling at bay.
Above all, we accept that our balance just won't feel totally 50/50. We're in totally different places in life and we probably never will be exactly in the same place on our journeys! It wouldn't make any sense for it to feel 50/50 every day. So even though the feelings are there, we're working hard to go with the flow and just stay flexible on this crazy ride.