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How REAL is the Competition?

You must have seen the other profiles in your field. Somewhere deep inside, are you overwhelmed by what they have already achieved?..

Although you mostly say it does not matter, is your mind silently sabotaging, “Oh how can I ever be successful, when everything is already taken?”

My dear, is competition a real thing? I might sound naïve, but I think it is just as real as we allow it to be! When we find our authenticity, tune into our power and consistently show up, there cannot be anybody else alike. Just like a tree in the picture which I took some days ago during cross country skiing.

I had to stop there as this silent view revealed so much. The birch was growing all alone among the pine trees. It was standing tall in all its grace, and so were the pines around it. They all owned their space and there was enough place for every tree. Everyone passing by saw the beauty of it and felt inspired. Do you know what was even more beautiful? Under the surface of mother Earth, all of these trees have their roots deeply CONNECTED.

Just like we – women – are. When we unite and heartily build together, lifting each other up and supporting in growth, we engineer miracles. We bloom and create.

I have experienced it deeply so many times! Latest one was during labor of my baby back in December 2018, when I realized how connected we are by this experience that countless number of women had since the Earth started spinning. Just like each of our babies are unique, so are all the other creations we make while living. I do not say it is all unicorns and butterflies. Shockingly, around one in five pregnancies end up by miscarriage, often with no particular reason. My heart cries for all of us who had ever been through it. A countless number of women, who feel that or another sort of pain and move on, often ashamed to even talk about it. But you know, snowy winter is just as amazing as sunny summer, when you accept it. The ups and downs are natural. With compassion for each other, let’s unite our roots for a stable ground to all of us. In all the areas that we are shining our authenticity from.

Competition exists only if you believe in your ego. It will never create a miracle. Choose to accept yourself and show up the way you are – no matter how scary it is – and you will bloom in the golden fields of greatness and unity, even when alone.

With Love.

About Anna Balciune

Anna is a certified career and life coach and mentor for young women in traditionally male-dominated fields such as STEM. She empowers young women to create an enjoyable career that fits their desired lifestyle, to nurture femininity and shine with confidence, by taking consistent action towards inspiring goals. She is a connectivity strategy & portfolio manager, analytics lead, and a board member of labor unions for graduate professionals at a global telco, as well as a wife and a mum. Anna spent her last decade studying & working in several EU countries, and is now based in Sweden.

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