Stop Worrying What Everyone Else is Doing

 Stop Worrying What Everyone Else is Doing

(Editor's Note: Today's post comes courtesy of Allison Barnhill of Allison Barnhill Designs, an Annapolis, MD based stationery designer and friend of ours - we're thrilled to feature her! Learn more about Allison at the end of the post!)

When I first started Allison Barnhill Designs, over 12 years ago, I was obsessed with what every other person in the industry was doing. I thought that if I wanted to be "successful," I had to do all the same things that they were doing. If a "successful" vendor did a certain bridal show, I thought I had to do that show too. If they had an ad in a bridal magazine, I thought I had to do that too. I spent a lot of my time worrying about what everyone else was doing. And, that wasn't really getting me anywhere, except losing sight of my own business.

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