Let me tell you something. I’ve worked for my regional Chamber of Commerce for five years now. I’ve worked with hundreds of businesses and hundreds of people, all of whom want and work to succeed in their respective industries.
I’m going to let you in on the secret of the ones who make the biggest impact: They have an abundance mindset.
Let me explain.
I get it. It can be SO easy to get caught up in what you have going on.
- Your own path.
- Your own schedule.
- Your own problems.
- Your own life.
It’s a slippery slope. One minute, it seems like you’re doing something simply because you enjoy it, and the next minute you’re scraping and clawing your competition to get to the top. It happens in every. single. industry. The feeling that if someone is buying or following or cheering for someone else, then that someone simply CAN‘T cheer for you, too, but that scarcity mindset doesn’t win over customers, investors, or followers. It scares them away. In your field, there is enough success to go around.
She is pretty, and you’re pretty, too. She’s a great public speaker, and so are you. He’s great at his craft, and so, too, can you be. There’s enough for us all to get what we need— and there’s even more when we decide to build each other up. Whether we’re working across industries, working in adjacent industries, or working in the same industry. There’s always room to grow, learn, and build community. Keep your eyes on your own page, only looking up to cheer on others. As much as we feel like we know, we CAN’T see everyone’s behind the scenes. Only their highlight reels and their results.
And I get it, I want to be the best. It’s in my nature, FOR SURE. I’m driven and competitive and I want to win everything. BUT, take it from me, winning is less sweet when you’re doing it alone.
I’ll let you in on a few little life hacks:
1. It’s much more difficult to compare or hold resentment against someone if you’re too busy cheering them on while they win.
2. If there’s an insecurity you’re fighting, break it down by fighting it with facts. Fight those feelings with facts, friend. “Who Told You That?”
3. If there is someone you’re struggling with comparing yourself with, I challenge you to pray for them and cheer them on in SPITE of your own insecurity.
4. Break out of your own comfort zone by joining communities you may be intimidated to join. Something as simple as a book club will do!
5. Get outside. Think of anything besides yourself because the world doesn’t exist to make you insecure.
It’s the timeless phrase: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. If you need me, I’ll be here, cheering for you :)