Ladies, Welcome Back! Today, we're delving into a topic that's more universal than we often admit – envy. Envy can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it's essential to recognise that it's a part of the human experience. So, let's take a deep breath and explore the root cause of envy...
In a world where social media and online platforms dominate our lives, envy is a constant companion. Whether it's comparing ourselves to the seemingly perfect lives of others or feeling inadequate when witnessing their success, envy can be truly crippling.
Sam, Jackie, and Laura kickstart this discussion by acknowledging that envy is something we've all faced, especially in recent years. It's natural to look at someone else's life, business, or journey and wish you could be in their shoes. But as we dig deeper, we realise that envy is at the core of these feelings.
The conversation takes an insightful turn as they discuss how envy often leads to self-editing. You find yourself saying, "I can't do that, so I won't do anything at all." Envy cripples you, making you feel like you don't measure up.
However, what we often forget is that when we look at someone else's life online, we don't have the full picture. We don't see the struggles, the behind-the-scenes efforts, or the help they might have had along the way. It's like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces.
In today's digital age, the pressure to keep up with the success stories and portray a flawless life is immense. But, as they rightly point out, the best relationships are those you can't see online. We don't truly know what's happening in someone's life unless they choose to share it.
And this brings us to an essential point: being honest about our own journeys. Many people fear opening up about their failures, but it's precisely these experiences that lead to growth and transformation. Sam shares her own story of a "failed" launch that turned into a valuable learning experience.
When we look at people who inspire us, those who have achieved massive success, we're often struck by the vast gap between where they are and where we stand. But remember, they started from the same place, and they've overcome their fair share of obstacles.
Envy often stems from our failure to appreciate our unique circumstances and challenges. We must realise that every journey is different. Sam highlights that envy can stem from the fear of acknowledging our own desires and goals. The question then becomes: Are you willing to say out loud what you truly want?
One powerful question they propose is: "If you were where you wanted to be, would what that person is doing and saying be bothering you?"
This question reframes envy and encourages us to look within. It invites us to explore what's missing in our lives and take actionable steps toward our goals.
Envy can be an uncomfortable yet empowering emotion. Rather than running from it, sit with it and ask yourself what it's revealing about your desires. It's a signpost pointing you toward the life you want to create.
Jackie and Laura make a crucial point – owning your envy is the first step. It's not a pleasant emotion, but it's an emotion that can teach you if you're willing to learn from it.
As we navigate life's twists and turns, it's important to recognise that the road to our dreams isn't always straightforward. It's a winding staircase, and each emotion, even the uncomfortable ones like envy, helps us climb toward our goals.
So, let's be brave and embrace the entire spectrum of our emotions, for they guide us along the path to self-discovery and success. Envy, rather than a poison, can become the medicine that fuels our transformation.
Let's not hide from envy but face it head-on. Envy can be a catalyst for change, a reminder of our aspirations, and a source of motivation. Let's use it to our advantage and embrace our unique journeys.
Thank you for joining our conversation on envy today. We hope this discussion has shed light on this complex emotion and inspired you to own it and use it as a stepping stone to your dreams. If you have any topics you'd like us to discuss in future talks, please share them in the comments. Until next time, have a wonderful week, and take care.
Sam, Jacque & Laura x