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What's Better Than Beating Competition? Just Ask Simon Sinek

October 14, 2019

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Want to do inspiring work that makes an impact? 

Simon Sinek says you won’t get there by obsessing over your competition

Sure, business leaders, society, and maybe even your own bosses have told you to, “Beat the competition! Be #1!” But here’s the truth: motivating yourself through comparison will only get you so far.

In his new book, The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek reveals something astonishing about the world’s most successful companies...

They don’t care about the competition. And they definitely don’t waste precious energy worrying about short-term vanity metrics like Instagram followers, YouTube views, or making #1 on some list. 

Instead, they focus on improving themselves and the lives of the people they serve.

If you want to build a business that lasts, this mindset shift is utterly transformative. It’s what keeps some companies stressed and overworked — and others innovating, taking risks, and making ethical, heart-driven decisions that pay off long term.

It makes sense. Taking shots of Compareschläger never feels good the next morning. It doesn’t lead to your best creative work either. I’ve often said, “Comparison is creative kryptonite.” Comparison, especially in business, means that your brain is focused on yourself and your ego instead of your customers.

Simon Sinek’s 2009 TED Talk on leadership was legendary, and his New York Times best-selling books, Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together Is Better, and Find Your Why are must-reads. But Simon’s new book, The Infinite Game, is his most fiery, gut-punching work yet. 

Join us to learn:

  • Why you must stop chasing stability and start building resilience.
  • How CVS helped entire communities of people quit smoking.
  • How Blockbuster could have saved themselves from Netflix.
  • The one thing that will turn your stress into passion.
  • Plus, why trying to change the world will actually help your business.

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, Simon and I would love to hear from you. Today’s question is in two parts:

  1. What vision or cause are you working towards? 
  2. Was there a particular insight or aha that you're taking away from this conversation? How can you turn that insight into action starting right now?

Leave a comment below and let us know.

Share as much detail as you can. Hundreds of thousands of souls come here for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone needs to see things from a fresh perspective.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.

Thank you so much for watching, sharing, and encouraging this community with your voice. 

Remember, there’s a fine line between striving for excellence and getting sucked into perfectionism. It takes time and effort to grow a business, create real change, and learn new skills. Keep your focus on what really matters (your progress) and, I promise, you’ll be able to figure anything out.

With SO much love ❤️,


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