Episode #83: Overcoming doubt and comparison

Doubt and comparison is a vicious cycle that can derail your journey through the college admissions process, but it doesn’t have to be this way. 

I’ve had to overcome these things too throughout my own life, and in today’s episode, I’ll be revealing how I did it and the mindset shifts that you can make to do the same!

If doubt and comparing yourself with others is holding you back, I really want you to check out my free masterclass at https://juliekimconsulting.com/masterclass. This is where I share strategies that will help you land research and intern positions, create amazing passion projects, and get awesome results for your college admissions journey. 

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  • My motivation for recording this episode, and why I used this specific title
  • What helped me to stop comparing myself to others (this is IMPORTANT!)
  • Why I say that doubt and comparison is such a “vicious cycle”
  • The benefits you’ll realize by not living from a place of doubt and comparison 
  • How to live from a place of confidence and happiness


I think what always drove me forward, despite those doubts and despite those comparisons, is that I had a bigger purpose.
You cannot use your excuses to run your life anymore because you will live like that your whole life.
Even for me, losing weight was a huge journey where I had to get rid of this idea that I was not good enough, or that I could never be as skinny or as fit as my friends.
When I let go of my doubt and comparison, and for you as well, that’s when the freedom comes. That’s when the success comes.


Getting into Ivy League & Top-tier colleges doesn’t require perfection.

I repeat: You do NOT have to be perfect.

You also don’t have to spend a million hours volunteering, get perfect test scores, or be a star athlete.

What is required is understanding How to STAND OUT.

Join me for the FREE #ACCEPTED Masterclass where you’ll learn:

Passion Project Bootcamp is a digital course where you get my proven framework to brainstorm, strategize, execute, and scale your Passion Project, so you can get into your Ivy League or Top-tier school of choice!

Using my 4-step framework, you’ll create your BEST Passion Project that will capture the attention of the college admissions officers you want to impress.


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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University