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033: Why You Shouldn’t Keep Up With The Joneses

We’re closing out 2018, so it’s a good time to figure out your goals for the coming year. Setting goals and making resolutions can be anxiety-inducing, especially when you need to figure out a plan and inevitably compare yourself to your friends and colleagues. But, as counterintuitive as it sounds, you might find that these stressful expectations decrease if you set your sights significantly higher.

In this minisode, Dorothy delves into why you shouldn’t try to compete with your peers but instead aspire to the standards of those who have found personal and professional success.


Show Notes:

  • How it is possible to feel lonely at the top—but not in the way you expect.
  • Why massive goals are easier to achieve than average goals.
  • Not falling into the trap of underestimating yourself and overestimating others.


If you have any ideas related to setting goals for 2019, Dorothy invites you to DM her on Instagram @dorothyillson!

About the author, Dorothy

Dorothy Illson is the founder of Needle's Eye Media, a full-service Facebook advertising agency. She's also the host of Do Well & Do Good, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of people who have created financial success and leveraged it to increase their positive impact on the world.

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