She’s not your competition; Day twelve

blog headerWe can become wary of competition because we believe that it destroys friendships, families, teams and workplaces by alienating people, that it always sets up a winner and a loser.

I would be naïve not to admit I’ve seen that all too many times. BUT. Yes, a ‘but’ is required because healthy competition can lead to great unity and shared vision based on challenge, honesty, support and respect.

Rather than being the critic, the cynic or the ‘loser’, we can be the cheerleader who champions others.

One of my greatest joys is celebrating with others in their wins in life, whether they be for work promotion, academic scholarship, marriage or sporting quest.

When celebrating others is at the forefront of any competition, then you can be confident that you’re on the right track.

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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".