How To Deal With Competition!

Do you obsess about your competition?

Ever find that you can’t stop thinking about someone you feel is “so much further ahead” than you? Knowing how to deal with competition in your industry is vital for success.

Get this wrong and you’ll alienate yourself from strategic partnerships, look like a jack ass and waste a ton of time and energy nursing your comparison hangover (watch the vid to learn what that means.)

Get this right, and you’ll not only become the preeminent force in your market, but you’ll also have industry colleagues who rally to support you.

Click play to make sure you know how to deal with competition the right way.

In the comments below, tell me if you’ve ever had a “comparison hangover” and your strategy for dealing with competition in your market.

Bonus points if you share how you can implement the idea of zooming out and innovating the whole industry to instantly step above the competition!

With love,


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  • It’s true – they are your colleagues and not only can you share clients but oftentimes these folks become your friends and collaborators.  I’ve done lots of “joint efforts” with my intuitive friends.  After all, you have one major interest in common – you’re in the same business!  The commonality is a great start to playing off one another to come up with your best ideas.  And…there are more than enough clients in the world to go around.  “Competition” is becoming an outdated concept – let’s work together to make the world a better place.

  • SY

    Thanks Marie! Can’t agree more with Julie’s comment about “competition” becoming an outdated concept. We can accomplish so much more when we work together.

  • Melissa

    Amazing – I’ve had this hangover for weeks! Thanks for setting the sane record straight.