Episode 133: How Dance Teachers Can Turn Comparison into Inspiration
Have you ever looked at another dance teacher who you admire and just felt jealous or had the thought, “How can I compare myself to these top people in the industry whose career I wish I had,” and then use that comparison for inspiration, or if you get trapped in that sense of, “I’ll never get there.” If you’ve ever had these thoughts, you’re probably a passionate dance teacher or someone who also gets caught in a comparison trap. Here’s the thing though: comparison doesn't have to make you feel so isolated or feel less than or stuck. Comparison can be a source of inspiration.
In this episode, I’ll share a bit about my own experience of getting caught in the comparison trap. We’ll also talk about the red flags that come up as a teacher when comparison is holding you back and how you can help your dancers get out of the comparison trap mindset to find confidence and inspiration. I hope this episode helps you pause and consider how you can shift your perspective from the comparison trap to using others as inspiration!
Key Highlights –
- [1m 56s] – My Experience With Comparison
- [3m 26s] – The Comparison Trap is a Normal Experience
- [4m 04s] – Signs Comparison is Holding You Back
- [6m 55s] – Ask Yourself These Three Questions
- [10m 38s] – How to Address Comparison as a Teacher[13m 29s] – Helping to Shift Your Dancers’ Comparison Mindset
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