Competition? do you view this? Do you view other boutiques that are local to you or similar to you as a threat, or as inspiration to excel yourself? Do you cringe when you hear a new one is opening, or do you feel excited at the prospect of networking and new friendships? I’m not saying I’ve arrived in this area, as I definitely still struggle with comparison and jealousy, but I want to encourage you to find freedom in embracing others around you, not tearing them down or letting jealousy take over. Your own business will thrive when you’re in a good mental space in this area!

Lindsey Sryock