Jealousy and Success

Some people will:

  • Always be jealous that you work smarter and harder
  • Find a way to excuse your success
  • Tell others that you are just lucky or that other people are just blind
  • Continually gossip about you to anyone who will listen
  • Do everything they can to undercut you
  • Pretend that what you are doing will not matter in the long run

Don't worry about these people. They're not the ones handing you their credit card and their opinions won't pay your bills.

Being awesome intimidates people. Be awesome anyway. As Marianne Williamson says, "There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."

Originally published August 2009


Your successful competitors often have more than you:

More money.
More employees.
More clients.
More press.

More darlings they refuse to kill.
More preconceived ideas.
More “this is just how this market is.”
More baggage and red tape.

Someone will always have more than you.

There will also always be other people who consider you the successful competitor who has more than they do.

Originally published January 2015

The Nature of the Next Big Thing

The next big thing doesn't wait for every item to be crossed off your to-do list.

The next big thing doesn't wait for you to get your business to a point where you are perfectly organized and optimally staffed.

The next big thing doesn't care about your process or your red tape.

The next big thing pays no heed to your awards or stellar reputation.

The next big thing shows up and moves forward with or without you.

The next big thing rewards an open mind and flexibility.

And just because you may not "get it" doesn't mean it's not happening and that it's not changing the world (or the industry) forever.

Originally published June 2012