What Could You Accomplish if Competition Didn’t Exist?
We see it asked a lot: How to beat your competitors in business?
In a world where just about everyone in business has a presence online, the sea of professionals, experts and practitioners can be overwhelming.
Being in Business Means Being in Competition – Right?
We think business and we immediately think “competition.” It’s a natural instinct. If we’re providing someone with a product or service, there are going to be others out there doing the same, and it’s natural to feel we need to be ‘better’ than them in order for our business to thrive.
Truth is – Competition has become stale.
Competition — Me vs You — is Outdated
Oil tycoon, J.D. Rockefeller once said, “Competition is a sin.” While we’re not completely in alignment with his idea of driving out competition to create monopolies, he did have a point.
Competition was the driving force of innovation in the 20th century, pushing companies to cultivate new ideas and push their business forward by trying to be better than the others in their industry.
Warning: Side Effects Include Loneliness
As we’ve moved into the 21st century, something deep within our culture has begun to shift. A great deal of loneliness comes with being in pure competition with others. Relationships are difficult to build without trust, and always keeping an eye on your back while trying to keep your enemies close is exhausting and non-fulfilling.
As the internet progressed, businesses went online and marketing began to shift. We saw a new way of business emerging – the transition point between the old paradigm of competition and the new economy.
Next Comes Cooperation — You help me out, I’ll help you out
As we’ve begun to see ourselves as more than just ‘consumers,’ exploring new ways of addressing our lifestyles in business, relationships, travel and spirituality, we’ve realized we can’t experience our dream lives alone.
In order to enjoy our work, our families, our health and create experiences that make us feel alive, we have to work with others and be open that there is more than one way.
Transitioning from Me to We
Suddenly, we realized that by helping someone else in their life or business, we too receive, and a new possibility of growth emerged. We no longer have to live in fear of our ‘competition,’ but can open up to trusting that by giving we will also receive in return.
We see this a lot in the internet marketing realm, where marketers often promote their colleagues to each other’s lists, knowing that by exchanging lists, they both have something to gain.
Cooperation can be very rewarding and most of all, is the window to something much bigger and better – an experience so fulfilling that it gives back more than the sum of its parts.
In the Blue Economy, We Collaborate
There’s a saying that 1 + 1 = 3. The idea is that when two or more people or organizations come together, their resulting creation is greater than the sum of its parts – birthing a new energy with a momentum of its own.
This phenomenon — called synergy — is the fuel of the new economy, or as we like to call it, the Blue Economy.
The Blue Economy symbolizes a new way of experiencing our daily lives. Instead of feeling threatened by others’ lives/business/contributions, we create fulfilling experiences with them to produce even more in both our own lives, and the lives we touch.
Two is better than one
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra are a great example of this new paradigm. Their meditation challenges bring hundreds of thousands of people together to raise their own individual consciousness, while lifting that of the world’s.
Imagine if one of them had been selfish and decided they wanted to do the challenge alone (competition paradigm). There’s no way they could have reached the number of people they have touched by working together. Their contribution together has created a synergy with a life of its own, continuing to grow and expand, creating love and abundance in the world.
We’ve got that full-feeling
This new way of thinking causes a great deal of expansion in our own individual lives, thus creating an expansion in the economy, community and society around us. We feel better about ourselves, our relationships, our lives, and we feel connected — to ourselves and one another. All of the sudden we’re full-feeling.
Here at The Blue Spoke, we believe in collaboration. Not only is it full-feeling, but it’s recession proof!
Side effects include Abundance
When you’re expanding and growing in your contributions, business, and personal relationships, you experience more abundance. It’s a natural by-product. You begin to see that the universe is infinite. There are more than enough resources. Everything we need is right in front of us. We just have to remove what’s blocking us from seeing them, and prepare ourselves with the tools needed to make the journey.
If you feel ready to explore your own journey of expansion and abundance and open yourself up to the possibility of creating more in your life, we are here to support you. Click here to receive your complimentary gift.
If you’re ready to wake up in the morning filled with a sense of purpose, experience meaning in your life and know you are making a contribution to the world, you’re in the right place. We welcome you into the Blue Economy. You’re going to love it here. Be sure and like our Facebook page too!
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I love collaboration. It’s true, the full feeling I get is abundance. When I share what I do with others they are eager to spread the word and I get to see the effects of my work. It’s a win-win situation.