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Community Over Competition: Why Girls Really Can Run The World

September 6, 2017

When Beyonce comes on singing about how girls run the world–it’s impossible to not agree with her. The phrase #CommunityOverCompetition is something that is thrown around the blogosphere quite frequently, but is it something that we’re all actually practicing? Community over competition is something we should all be practicing, but is it? 

It’s so easy to get lost in the “Instagram hole”. You know the one I mean. Where you start mindlessly scrolling, and the next thing you know you’re comparing yourself to some stranger on the internet you’ve never met. Can I get an amen if you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “wow, if only my body looked like hers” or “her hair is so much better than mine” or “man, I wish I got engagement numbers like she did.” Then let me tell ya, we’ve all been there. But it’s time to take a step back and remember that instead of comparing yourself, support these ladies in their endeavors!

I have built a bit of a “social media” community if you will, and it’s be incredible to see the support every one of these incredible gals has for one another. It’s a crew full of designers, bloggers, fashionistas, business boss ladies, teachers, and shop owners. When we choose to support one another, with the opportunity that we all have in today’s digital age to truly be a #femalepreneur (most of us doing it as a side hustle) why not embrace that? Encourage your fellow ladies to chase their dreams, and I can guarantee you that support will come back in full force.

To all the ladies out there: when we come together to support one another in the pursuit of breaking down barriers, busting through glass ceilings, and writing our own stories, there is truly nothing that we can’t accomplish. 

Which is why I’m so excited to be partnering with a fellow female who’s hustlin’ out there everyday to make her dreams come true, the lovely Kelly of Rollick. Kelly (@shoprollick) is hilarious, genuine, kind hearted, and one hell of a hard worker. Her shop is full of pun-worthy, stylish, and totally on trend pieces. If you haven’t check Rollick out—I highly suggest you head that way! We’re partnering to give one of you badass babes the Girls Support Girls T-Shirt I’m rockin’ here. Head on over to my Instagram (@thelyonbadger) for full details about how to enter.

Cheers to all you ladies out there chasin’ your dreams. Don’t be afraid to just go for it. Don’t be afraid of what people think. If it brings you happiness, joy, and fulfillment–embrace that. Own it. When you’ve got that motivation, a community of support behind you, and a whole lot of passion, nothing can stand in your way. And remember, I got your back girl. Cheers to embracing Community over Competition this year!

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  1. Sasha says:

    It is still hard for people to come together. I enjoyed your post and believe in the importance of community. Women don’t come together as they should because of stereotypical negative behavior. A supportive community is important in boosting confidence and happiness. Great post!

  2. Love this post and it’s so true. I’m all about my online + offline girl boss community. Also totally relate on the competition thing – recently wrote a post that touches on it, too. Thanks for sharing (and love this look!).

  3. Kayla says:

    I absolutely love the message in this post! Trying not to compare yourself to others on Instagram can be so difficult.
    Oh, and I LOVE that tee. So cute!


  4. Abbey Olivo says:

    I so agree with this! My hubby told me the other day he knows women are smarter and that they would run the world if they just stopped tearing each other down for a second… I kind of agree! Love the positive vibes!

  5. Ashley says:

    Oh wow, do I agree! As a toddler mom, it seems even our closest friends can become comparison fodder. One two year old can carry on conversations while another can’t, is yours in swimming lessons, well mine is a dance star already…yeah. On top of that, I do find myself, especially on IG, wishing I had some of the gorgeous homes I see in my feed, but knowing I never will because kids. You know, there’s a reason the saying goes “it takes a village”…we’ve lost that sense of community, I think especially in our virtual world where we can show the best of our best. Oh yeah, and what cute shirt clothing!!

  6. Sam says:

    Love to see other girls supporting girls! I really hope that this becomes more of a norm.
    Love your blog! It’s truly beautiful <3

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