I really believe that language is one of the keys to successfully changing your mindset which ultimately leads to success. A simple change in words can do wonders.
For example, I stopped viewing other Professional Organizers as my competition! I took out the word competition and replaced it with COLLEAGUES! It’s easy to think others as competition when you own your own business and you are trying to make your business work. Plus there is social media telling us so and so is doing sooooo much better than you..You have to tune all of that out! Everybody is different. You are YOU! Not everyone is the right fit for a gig AND there is PLENTY of work to go around. You may offer something someone else doesn’t. Also it gives you a chance to look at yourself honestly. Is someone else working harder than you? Are you not doing enough to put yourself out there? Do they have strategies that you weren’t aware of? Maybe its time to step up.
Also I like other Professional Organizers. Everyone has varying degrees of experience. I learn from my colleagues all the time. There have been gigs that I felt weren’t for me and I passed them along to one of my colleagues. And vice versa has happened.
Look at others areas of your life and see if it is in need of a language change!