She’s not your competition; Day fifteen

blog headerThe English proverb says, ‘Envy shoots at others but wounds itself,’ the German proverb, ‘Envy eats nothing but its own heart’, and in the book of Proverbs we read, ‘A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.’

Envy resides within and doesn’t want to be discovered, and will often deflect the real issue to keep itself hidden, and yet its effect is described as one that eats away our very life, rots our whole being – to our very bones.

Solomon said, “I observe all the work and ambition motivated by envy.  What a waste, smoke!  And spitting into the wind.”

It’s a graphic picture of envy coming back on ourselves.

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About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".