Dealing With The Comparison Trap With Ash Owens


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Today we had the chance to speak with the amazing Ash Owens hearing all about how a break up lead to her becoming the successful blogger, influencer and YouTuber that she is today.

Ash’s way of discussing blogging is refreshing - she is open about it being a real career which we don’t often hear in New Zealand. It was a lightbulb moment hearing her talk about blogging just like a more traditional career - starting at a low pay rate, working hard and climbing your way up.

As one of the youngest known bloggers in our country, she experienced PR agencies and brands not taking her seriously. Ash shared how she worked through this, staying true to herself and her vision for her blog and ‘gram and now youtube. It’s clearly paid off, with her just returning from a paid content creation trip to Greece - something we all dream of!

“I’m really at a point that if anyone judges me… I know I‘ve worked my ass off to get here and I’m really proud of myself”

Miss FQ Influencer Award’s Winner Ash lets us in on what drives her, how she remains uniquely her, and her own struggles and wins with creating beautiful content. We even delved into the famous anti ‘this is not sponsored’ blogpost and what led to that.

“My content is driven my 2 things - 1. a creative outlet and 2. a way to share knowledge and connect with people.”

We tackled the comparison trap, with Ash giving tips on how she deals with this.

“I think you have to be really strict with your mental health when it comes to instagram…keep your feed just the people that inspire your, or excited you…why bother following accounts that make you feel like crap.”

If you’re curious about how influencer’s deal with the comparison trap, how to stay authentic and make blogging a legitimate career choice for you, you must listen to this episode.

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