Social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk says, “There are two ways to build the biggest building in town.  1) Build the biggest building in town.  2) Tear down all the other buildings around you.”

If you want to be number one in anything, they’re your choices.

Be the best or make everyone else look worse.

Lately, I’ve been reflecting that in our current political landscape, people too often choose to go with option 2 and sadly, the general public seems to fall for it.

It’s an easy trap to fall into in business as well.

I know that there are many times when clients speak about the prices, service or turn around times of our competitors, giving me an easy opportunity to denigrate them just to make me look better in comparison.

But I’m not interested.

I would rather build a great business through delivering outstanding coaching and career outcomes than by undermining others in my industry.

I’m not saying that I’m not tempted, I just don’t want to go down that path.

And you don’t have to either.

We don’t have to be ruled by fear, paranoia or jealousy.

We don’t have to mock, vilify or criticise.

If you want to be the best, be the best!

  • Be remarkable.
  • Have audacious goals.
  • Provide better service.
  • Stay focused.
  • Instead of asking, “What’s in it for me?” Ask, “How can I add more value?”
  • Come up with innovative ideas.
  • Work harder.
  • Set uncompromising standards for your work.
  • Read more and become an expert in your field.
  • Continually improve your processes.
  • Be generous with your knowledge.

In the world that we live in, there is room for others to build something that competes with what you have to offer.

Don’t tear them down.

Build something bigger.

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