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i018 Jenny Fenig – Ditch Comparing & Despairing To Move Your Mission Forward

i018 Jenny Fenig – Ditch Comparing & Despairing To Move Your Mission Forward

ditch despair

Hey, there!  I’m so glad to be able to introduce Jenny Fenig in today’s episode of Off the Charts.  Jenny is a good friend of mine and shares a few things that I think a lot of business owners need to wake up to.

One of the first things that Jenny Fenig had to let go of in her business was what she calls “comparing and despairing.

This happens when you look around and notice the amazing things that other people are doing, but instead of getting excited about it, all that amazing stuff makes you feel bad about what you haven’t done. Maybe you look around at other professionals and start thinking “their website is better than mine” or “her book is a best-seller” or “they have more/less kids than I do.”  It becomes so easy to fall into the comparison game, but it’s a trap. You can’t win.

So Jenny decided to stop looking around and getting down about the successes of other people. Instead, she chose to look at their wins as motivation. After all, their success was simply a sign that it is possible. And if they could do it, she realized that she could, too.

I really like the emphasis Jenny lays on the importance of being you. Or, as the teachers used to say in school: “Keep your eyes on your own paper.”

But in order to really take her business off the charts Jenny realized that there was something she truly needed to embrace: her spirituality.

It’s super important to be strong enough as a person to own up to what you truly believe in. Many entrepreneurs hold tightly to something – whether in the form of faith or political views – but we are shy to share those beliefs. There is often a fear that a faith of some sort might turn others away from our business. But it doesn’t.

Jenny shares in the interview that developing a deep and spiritual relationship with her higher power became the most fundamentally important relationship of her life.

When she started embracing her spirituality on a regular basis, she stopped being afraid to talk about it. In turn, this began to cause her soul and happiness to grow to new levels … And that’s when her business really started thriving with both customers and media coverage.

I’m so grateful to Jenny for sharing that it’s ok to reveal who you truly are as a person, especially when you’re an entrepreneur.

More About Jenny Fenig:

Jenny Fenig is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, certified coach, marketing and branding pro, yogi, wife, and mom of 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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The Off The Charts Business Podcast is for multi-passionate entrepreneurs. Here you’ll learn how to design a scalable business to spend more time outside away from the screen, through actionable ideas, real-world examples, and pep talks from your host Nathalie Lussier, founder of AccessAlly.
Nathalie Lussier started making websites when she was 12 years old, and graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street. In a gutsy move, she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college.
Today, Nathalie is the CEO of the AccessAlly WordPress plugin for ambitious course creators, membership site owners, and community builders. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO.