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March 6, 2018
115: Friendly competition

Competition can be healthy or harmful, depending on how far you take it! In this episode we discuss an email from a listener about toxic competition, and share our experience with similar situations.

key takeaways

Sharing knowledge with others doesn’t hurt your chances of succeeding. If we all kept everything to ourselves, the world wouldn’t progress as fast. 

Healthy competition encourages you to push yourself harder and try new things. It also involves praising the people around you when they do well rather than being a sore loser! 

If someone in your life is overly competitive and it’s negatively affecting your learning or working environment, try to explain to them the effect it has on you. At work especially you shouldn’t be competing against each other, but against your business competition!  

Embrace competition but don’t base all your decision making on ‘winning’.

show timestamps

‍00:00 - Intro and catch up from the same room!

05:45 - Our experience with competition

07:50 - Are we competitive?

09:45 - When competition becomes toxic

12:10 - Sharing knowledge

13:50 - Competition in the workplace

17:40 - The good side of competition

20:20 - Lessons learned from competition

23:00 - Competition online

26:30 - Competing for the same job

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