How To Turn Jealousy Into Your Winning Edge

In this video you’ll learn how to overcome jealousy so you can beat your competition.



Video Transcript:

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Jealousy is just a sign you need to get better. In this video, I’m going to share a tip to help you get even with your competition. A few weeks ago, I found myself playing 63 holes of golf over two days in a pretty rainy Montgomery, Alabama. Worse yet, I was surrounded by a group of guys who were pretty damn good at the game of golf.

Over half of the guys in this group of 11 had handicaps under five, and it showed. I got my butt handed to me and after the first day, 36 holes, I allowed my inner child to come out and I was pouting. I was envious of their talent. I almost didn’t go back out for day two, but I realized in that moment I have to make a decision.

I could either accept the fact that I am not good at the game of golf and continue to allow to get my butt handed to me by these guys. Or I could invest the time, the money to get better at the game of golf. You see, jealousy is just a sign you need to get better when you find yourself envious of somebody else’s success, especially when they’re in the same field as you are.

It is so easy to let your inner child come out and just envy their success. You try to come up with reasons why you’re not as successful as they are without really putting any of the onus on you. But here’s what I’m here to tell you. The only thing that separates your level of success with theirs is a combination of time and money.

The reason they’re better at what they’re doing than you are is they have invested more time and they have invested more money in getting better at that specific skill. When it comes to the game of golf, I realized these guys, I was competing. I was competing with. They have spent more time playing rounds of golf. They have spent money on better equipment.

They have spent money on golf instruction. That’s why they’re better at the game of golf. And they’ve been playing it longer than I have. So when I jumped back on that plane to head home after 63 holes over two days, I realized it is time to put in the time and spend some money on getting the instruction I need so that I can compete the next time I play with these guys.

And that’s my advice to you. If you find yourself whether you are an insurance professional, you’re in some form of sales, or maybe you’re an athlete and you find yourself jealous of others success right now, don’t pout, don’t come up with excuses, look inward, and think about where you could invest more time and money in getting better. Maybe it’s hiring a coach, maybe it’s just putting in the reps off the field when no one is watching.

But I am here to tell you the only thing that’s separating your current level of success and success. You’re envious of is time and money. So what do you say? Are you willing to commit to put in more time and spend more money to get better? Or are you just going to be complacent and be happy with your current level of mediocrity?

I know watching myself hack away at 63 holes, I wasn’t happy with that. In fact, I was quite embarrassed and I realized that it has nothing to do with my lot in life. It has nothing to do with the fact that they’re just better than I am. And that’s the way it is. I said no. The only thing that separating the two of us is time and money, and I’m going to put the time and the money into getting better at this game of golf.

I suggest you do the same thing. Don’t let envy control your current position where you’re at in your business today, envy and jealousy is just another sign you need to get better.

Business is no longer about who you know. Business is about who knows you. In a noisy industry like we’re in gang, you got to get people to know who you are.

Time to take action.

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