When we move towards a specific goal it is quite natural to compare ourselves to the people around us.
👉What kind of emotions are you feeling when you compare yourself to other expats who speak French?
👉Do you feel more of a positive or a negative feeling?
Comparison can bring up negative feelings:
😒 – Dissatisfaction
😒 – Jealousy
😒 – Low self-esteem
Should you stop comparing yourself to other French learners?
I don’t think it’s interesting to try to stop comparing yourself to other French learners because it’s a natural thing to do.
On the other hand, I think it is interesting to analyze these negative emotions to take stock of your current needs and start implement a good action plan.
Do you want to hear more about this topic … and much more!?
Cathy is a certified Neurolanguage coach® (as am I) and since our beginnings we have enjoyed a very valuable relationship as colleagues/accountability partners. And just like French learners, we have sometimes compared ourselves. So our personal experiences inspired this conversation, recorded for Cathy’s podcast “My Polyglot Life”.
Watch it 👇
00:00 | Presentation Ines Lluch Del Campo, certified Advanced Neurolanguage Coach®
3:15 | Working with an accountability partner
4:15 | What is the difference in approach between a traditional teacher and a coach?
7:20 |How comparison can arouse insecurities and tips for reducing the stress caused by comparison
13:25 | Positive aspects of comparison and working with a partner
Or listen to this podcast episode.
In my 1:1 coaching sessions, I work with superwomen who do amazing things in their lives but have a block with French.
Thanks to my bespoke methodology my clients become confident in speaking French and rediscover the pleasure of learning French.