Compete With Yourself For Success

By | March 15, 2021

Compete With Yourself. For Success, whatever your journey your biggest competition will be yourself.  One must learn to recognize what is holding them back and act accordingly. That voice you hear in your head will only follow your lead. it wants direction.

Do you know how you second guess yourself? Don’t, believe in yourself act on your positive thoughts. and it, and it will manifest into a fulfilling journey. You have unfinished projects around the house and in business because you put them off?   

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compete against yourself

Compete With Yourself For Success. People will use catchphrases or stay in their comfort zone when they are not facing their fears. Making a judgment call or a conscious decision on whether to do or not do a task is a start. Until you win the battle within, you cannot be of any real help to anyone.

Your mental and physical nature should be fully active and in tune with positivity and passionate thoughts. When you win this competition, you increase your chances of becoming a success with a home business.

Compete With Yourself 

Competition and Marketing

The Competition in-home business marketing is high. As I mentioned earlier, your competitors come in second to the-the battle you face with yourself. Yes. It is always good to keep an eye on the outside competition, but if your focus and perseverance are at the forefront of your business. Your competitors better are watching you.  

In economics, competition according to Wikipedia is the rivalry among sellers trying to achieve such goals as increasing profits, market share, and sales volume by varying the elements of the marketing mix: price, product, distribution, and promotion.

Take action is what everyone will tell you when you are starting a new venture. I would rephrase that and say take action with a purpose. Execute with an endpoint in mind that leaves your business better than yesterday. Moreover, do not stop until you reach your endpoint.  

Compete With Yourself For Success

Self Confidence 

Competition, forget it. If believing in yourself is not obtained don’t attempt to fight any battles, you lost the fight before it starts. 

Competition is facing your internal fear. If you ease up on your fight to conquer self-doubt, you are not only opening the door to failure; you are also making your fight harder which could lead to giving up. 

Fighting through procrastination is harder for some than others, but practice and the completion of short-term goals for motivation will get you over the hill. Your competitive spirit strengthens on accomplishments. Keeping your eye on the prize is a good thing. However, you have to set yourself up for that finish line by accomplishing and celebrating the smaller set goals. Keep It 100 

Confidence and Competitors  

Now that you have yourself in check let’s look at the outside competition. Within your marketing niche, there is competition from those within your marketing niche, those within a niche similar to yours, and those who offer an alternative to what your market campaign promotes.  

You do not want to do much with your competitors other than a monitor, but don’t copy, make your changes according to up to date technology, what’s trending in your niche, and competitive analysis. According to Wikipedia: “Competitor analysis in marketing and strategic management is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors. 

Strategy

This analysis provides both an offensive and defensive strategic context to identify opportunities and threats. Profiling coalesces all of the relevant sources of competitor analysis into one framework in support of efficient and effective strategy formulation, implementation, monitoring, and adjustment.” 

An analysis of your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses will help you plan or revise your marketing strategy. There are many strategies a business can use or alter after a diagnosis of competitive analysis, from price changing, a change in your format, new events, and a/b testing. Here is are some things to look for from author JEFF HADEN contributing editor, Inc.

Once you identify your main competitors, answer these questions about each one. Moreover, be objective. It is easy to identify weaknesses in your competition, but less easy (and a lot less fun) to recognize where they may be able to outperform you:

  • What are their strengths? Price, service, convenience, extensive inventory are all areas where you may be vulnerable.
  • What are their weaknesses? Weaknesses are opportunities you should plan to take advantage.
  • What are their core objectives? Do they seek to gain market share? Do they attempt to capture premium clients? See your industry through their eyes. What are they trying to achieve?
  • What marketing strategies do they use? Look at their advertising and public relations.
  • How can you take market share away from their business?
  • How will they respond when you enter the market?

While these questions may seem like much work to answer, in reality, the process should be relatively easy. You should already have a feel for the competition’s strengths and weaknesses if you know your market and your industry.

RESEARCH

To gather information, you can also:

  • Check out their websites and marketing materials. Most of the information you need about products, services, prices, and company objectives should be readily available. If that information is not possible, you may have identified a weakness.
  • Visit their locations. Take a look around. Check out sales materials and promotional literature. Have friends stop in or call to ask for information.
  • Evaluate their marketing and advertising campaigns. How a company advertises creates an excellent opportunity to uncover the objectives and strategies of that business. Advertising should help you quickly determine how a company positions itself, whom it markets to, and what strategies it employs to reach potential customers.
  • Browse. Search the Internet for news, public relations, and other mentions of your competition. Search blogs and Twitter feeds as well as review and recommendation sites. While most of the information you find will be anecdotal and based on the opinion of just a few people, you may at least get a sense of how some consumers perceive your competition. 

Plus you may also get a warning about expansion plans, new markets they intend to enter, or changes in management. Keep in mind competitive analysis does more than helping you understand your competition. Competitive analysis can also help you identify changes you should make to your business strategies.

Learn from competitor strengths, take advantage of the opponent’s weaknesses and apply the same analysis to your plan of activities. You might be surprised by what you can learn about your business by evaluating other markets.

Identify Potential Competitors

It can be tough to predict when and where new competitors may pop up. For starters, regularly search for news on your industry, your products, your services, and your target market.

However, there are other ways to predict when competition may follow you into a market. Other people may see the same opportunity you see. Think about your business and your industry, and if the following conditions exist, you may face competition does the road:

  • The industry enjoys relatively high-profit margins
  • Entering the market is relatively easy and inexpensive
  • The market is growing–the more rapidly it rises, the higher the risk of competition
  • Supply and demand are off–supply is low, and demand is high
  • Tiny competition exists, so there is plenty of “room” for others to enter the market

In general, terms, if serving your market seems natural you can safely assume competitors will enter your market. A good business plan anticipates and accounts for new competitors.

Execution

Now distill what you have learned by answering these questions in your business plan:

  • Who are my current competitors? What is their market share? How successful are they?
  • What market do current competitors target? Do they focus on a specific customer type, on serving the mass market, or on a particular niche?
  • Are competing businesses growing or scaling back their operations? Why? What does that mean for your business?
  • How will your company be different from the competition? What competitor’s weaknesses can you exploit? What competitor strengths will you need to overcome to be successful?
  • If competitors drop out of the marketplace? What will you do to take advantage of the opportunity?
  • What will you do if new competitors enter the marketplace? How will you react to and overcome new challenges?

When we compete as marketers, the main competition is ourselves.  With willpower, persistence, knowledge, support, self-confidence, and facing fears, you can have success with a home business. Never quit.

Your competition is with yourself. You must step out of your comfort zone and face your fears and doubts. After all failure is apart of your journey to success. You do not have to go it alone. My marketing team has the best online marketing community by far.

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Thanks for stopping. Moreover, I wish you all the best with your online business, and, may you be blessed and prosper. Please, let’s communicate, share a comment or question, and I will get back in touch with you.  

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About Maurice Jackson

Hello, my name is Maurice Jackson I live and, started my business in Detroit. My intentions are, to help any and every one with affiliate marketing as a home business, become a successful professional. My first career was working for the city of Detroit as an inspector, where I thought I would retire. But life brings change and surprises. I sustained an injury that led to an earlier retirement than I had planned. With that said I reinvented myself in April of 2014 and, became part of an affiliate program. Within the time of my reinvention leading up to the present, I am generating lots of traffic to my website and it grows every day. ROI has been minimal but then again I invested nothing to start. I am at the point of letting my site mature, as I keep writing quality content about it. In this business, you have to pay your dues. Furthermore, I and the rest of our family (become a member and you will see the family side of it) of 109000, including the founders of the program (yes they participate), will see to it that we all will be making a substantial amount of revenue as members

20 thoughts on “Compete With Yourself For Success

  1. Vince

    A well written post Maurice. You certainly give amazing advice and everytime I use it, I have success.
    Appreciate it.

  2. Kevin McNamara

    Great post,

    No doubt our greatest competition is ourselves. When we look in the mirror in the morning are we believing or kidding ourselves. You make some excellent points and it really comes down to knowing yourself and being honest with yourself.

    When people say it can’t be done there is great joy in doing it! Sadly some people believe what other naysayers so so give up. The points you make are very inspiring. Cheers,

    Kev

  3. Delores

    I know that being in competition can be a very hard task to do but you have it very easy as you are doing this with yourself. With a good mindset and determination it can be easier for one to to reach his goal. I like your ideas and everything is there for anyone to follow for success.

  4. Maurice Jackson Post author

    You want something I cannot give you. An online business success relies on the effort put forth by the individual.

  5. Luna

    We live in a competitive world. If we are to be successful we have to discover how we can claim our share of the market by getting ahead of our competitors.

    I agree that we have to be aware of how our competitors perform so that we can compete with them. A home business is a good way to make money but you have to be knowledgeable about the product you are promoting. When you can write as one having authority over his website by giving valuable information to your readers they will keep coming to your site and you will be ahead of the competition.
    Thanks for the post.

  6. Don Nicholas

    I learned a lot from your post. I think I’m probably my biggest competition. For one thing I’m starting this late in life. I have not real computer skills, I know very little about the internet and even less about social media. With all that, I still want to give it a go. This program of yours, how easy is it? Can someone like me, with little to no experience make it? Most important, how long before I can start making money. Please be honest, I don’t expect to get rich overnight, an estimate will due. Thanks

  7. Tiffany

    Thanks for the information and the motivation. I personally struggle with myself on whether or not I should continue to pursue an online business. The struggle is hard when you aren’t seeing any results. I feel like I have looked at and analyzed my competition, but I still can’t seem to make it work! Perhaps it just takes time, but you are definitely right. I am my biggest competitor.

  8. Maurice Jackson Post author

    I am so glad that I was able to help you with some type way. I will continue to strive to publish relevant content in my niche.

  9. carol

    Often times we get in competition with others. I never thought about competition with myself. Thanks for pointing that out. You certainly nailed this one for me. I am taking these tips and I will run with them as I need to take action right now with a purpose. This is utmost importance to me as I signed up with a company to start an online business which is so competitive. I really need these tips.

  10. Brandon

    Great idea my friend. Being in competition with yourself makes total sense because we only grow BY doing bigger and better things we’ve never done before.

    I was actually not going to work on my business today but I didn’t want to regret it tomorrow when I have no traffic and no income. I think the biggest obstacle for me is perseverance. I need to continue on no matter what!

    Thanks for this timely post. It helped me greatly.

  11. Nate Kidd

    You make some very valid points here. Many times the competition is staring us in the face as we look in the mirror. For some it is doubt, procrastination, or even fear.

    We may have to fight these demons daily, but over time they get easier. If we keep a great mindset we will go so much farther in life and in our business endeavors.

    I also like how you identifying competitors and gathering information. I learned a few great ideas today. Thanks for sharing.

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