Recently in my mastermind group, we had a discussion about becoming a green-eyed monster (also known as jealous) when we see our competition or what we perceive to be our competition.
This can happen at a networking event or when they are tagged in a job on Facebook that you feel you could do better. When this comes up it might be easy to feel you are not good enough and start to feel self-doubt.
Dig Deep & Get Clear
When this happens dig deep and think about when this happened in your life before. If you have felt threatened or jealous before it usually goes back to your childhood – in particular in grade six, seven or eight when maybe you were chosen last for a sports team, or were picked on by classmates.
Get clear on what is going on within yourself so you can be more practical. Then grab a pen and paper and write down or share with your best friend or someone you trust about what makes you unique at what you do. Your life experience makes you unique – and makes you good at what you do.
You need to really think about what you bring to the table for your clients and then focus on the end result you bring your clients.
In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he talks about modern phenomenon, such as Wayne Gretzky and Tiger Woods, and reminds us of how much practice these “best in their fields” had to get to the top of their sport.
With that in mind, think about how many hours you have put into your business and your expertise, and then practice how you can communicate your experience to people.
If you want to talk more about how the green-eyed monster may be affecting you, connect with me and let me share my expertise with you. You can also join my private Facebook Group for entrepreneurs and business owners by clicking here.