So I’m pretty sure most of us here have at least a handful of friends who have started a business and are recommending products to all that they know. So it’s understandable that the thing I come across the most is “I already know loads of people doing that, there’s no point getting involved.”
Thinking back, I reckon I said the same on more than one occasion. In fact, I’ll confess to you guys, I’ve even had some self doubt over the last year and wondered whether I should give up and let the experts build the businesses while I just enjoy the products I love at my now discounted rate. Thankfully common sense prevailed and I’m still here, still building a business that I’m pretty damn proud of 🙂
So is there really too much competition out there now? Well let’s take a logical look at that. Firstly, there will always be people that don’t get on with your products. Some like Pepsi, some like Coke. So why would your products be any different? Those that don’t want to buy, well, they never will. So competition isn’t even an issue in this instance. You just need to respect their choice, that’s it.
But what about all those out there who offer other products? Maybe in the same or a similar sector. Well, it doesn’t matter how many others are out there, the array of products that are available, they’re simply not your competition. They’re just other awesome people putting themselves out there and building their own futures. And here’s why I believe this wholeheartedly. You don’t choose to build a business based on products that you don’t like. No one does right? So actually, all you have is a whole load of people showcasing products that they’re passionate about. So how about instead of seeing this as competition, we just support our friends? Take a look at their products, buy their stuff rather than highstreet, just respect each others efforts in building our dreams. I have a lot of friends with great products and I’m proud to say I buy from them. And guess what, they buy from me too. So rather than competition, you actually gain an ally who knows exactly how passionate you are.
So what about if you know others building a business with the same products? Would they be competition? Well I think no. Here’s why. YOU are 100% unique. There is no one in the world that can offer the same product, with the exact same service, the exact same added value, with the exact same conviction and method as YOU. No one can imitate you, and you can’t imitate anyone else. So what you have to do is just be yourself and stop comparing yourself to others. You need to look at your mindset. Think back to when you were at school. The playground was a jungle! (Or was that just mine?!) Yet somehow, through all the fear and confusion, people chose you as a friend – and you chose them. That playground was an even playing field. You were all there offering the same, friendship. And somehow you survived. You formed your groups, your friends, and you were chosen by someone. Sure, you no doubt felt rejected in the process. You were probably the ‘rejector’ yourself at some point! But you made it through. Because of your uniqueness. Your bond with someone else. Well the same applies here. No two people are the same and some will choose you, some will choose someone else. So it’s not competition, it’s just the law of attraction.
So let’s go back to the original question. Is there enough to go round? In my opinion… Yes there is! There is plenty to go round for anyone that is passionate and wants to work for it. You are simply you and no one can compete with that. And provided you take that seriously and commit to being your best… you can only win. Lots of love to each and every one of you. You ARE awesome.
Laters lovelies 😘