A few minutes ago I read a post from a tribe. One blogger noted they could not share another blogger’s content for fear of conflicting promotions.
The fearful blogger ran campaigns for a big company. The other blogger’s tweet promoted a company in a similar niche.
Fear rears its ugly head again. The fear of competition.
The blogging boo-boo: fearing an insane concept called “the competition.”
How It Works
One blogger ran a campaign for a big box brand. Since the fellow blogger ran a campaign for a big box brand in a similar niche, the first blogger feared promoting the other blogger’s opportunity would eat into sales and affiliate income from the promotion of their opportunity.
This is insane in a universe of abundance. But bloggers inaccurately buy into the biggest lie going; you can actually go against someone to access a limited supply.
If the competition – termed used loosely – beats you to clients, customers or readers, before you connect with these people, you will run out, go broke and fail forever.
Writing these words makes it sound silly. I see the idea of going against someone as funny in abundance. I work with people. I co-create. I also work for people. I never ever ever go against.
I am writing these words from a village in Thailand. My wife Kelli and I have been here for 5 weeks. 2 more weeks to go. Then we travel to New Zealand. For at least one month then we may spend 2 more months in that gorgeous country.
Doesn’t it make sense that a guy who co-creates and never competes would live a dream life few people live?
Doesn’t it also make sense that most bloggers – who believe in the insane concept of competition, which is literally impossible in a universe of abundance – would struggle, strain and strive?
Let go competition, and let go of the fear of competition.
What About Healthy, Playful Competition?
Some say that playful competition with other bloggers inspires you to succeed.
I say your “why” is weak.
I blog to have fun, spread love, to free myself and to free my readers.
Why would I need anything else to keep blogging, to inspire and to succeed?
I’d be going against the imagined competition, anyway. Nobody can write quite like me. Nobody can touch me.
Nobody can write quite like you. Nobody can touch you. At least when you cease looking for outside drivers and focus instead on the inner world, finding your fun, loving, passionate intent, to pull you through blogging thick and thin.
Besides; focusing heavily on outside drivers leads to dicey situations, including you selling your soul to make money if you get desperate enough. Not a good look.
Try this Strategy
Work with bloggers. Co-create. Do not compete.
Top bloggers act abundantly, happily forming mutually beneficial bonds with other top bloggers that help both blogger’s readerships.
Alonzo Pichardo and I registered over 113,000 plays during only 2 podcast episodes. See what co-creating does for you?
See why being for and with, not against, is so prospering? Abundant energy guys. Alonzo and I do not fear other entrepreneurs. We believe in ourselves.
Folks who fear competition – or believe in the concept – have a difficult time letting go outside influences to believe in themselves.
Email list worshipping is one such influence that needs to go before you can deeply trust yourselves.
I filmed a short 1-minute video to help you believe in you versus your email list. This concept applies perfectly to the idea of competition or anything outside of yourself.
Click this link to watch the video: