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Don’t treat life like it is a zero-sum game

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Spoiler alert — it’s not — it’s a win-win!



I am no stranger to adversity, open heart surgery and facial reconstruction have taught me resilience and perseverance.


2020 was a new type of adversity to face and while some of the challenges remain, I remain optimistic!


In every aspect of life, personal and professional, I am always grateful for a helping hand or an open door.


Zero-sum game In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each… en.wikipedia.org


Does the zero-sum game really help?

Being competitive can help us be ambitious, achieve more, always strive to be better than our perceived competition. Healthy competition is not a bad thing!


However, a zero-sum game, taken from game theory, is probably the most significant representation of destructive competitive behaviour that is exhibited in today’s small business world.


This unwillingness to support each other, or to see the opportunity in promoting each other, is…baffling.


  • Your market is not necessarily my market

  • Your customers are not necessarily my customers

  • Your goals in life are not necessarily my goals in life


Why do we believe that if “you win”, that means “I will lose”?


Maybe this is not a remnant of 2020, and it is just something we are taught from an early age that we need to unlearn. You winning does not mean I lose. In fact, your winning may indeed show me how to achieve success, because I can follow in your footsteps.


Tribe of Mentors Short Life Advice From the Best in the World Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative… tribeofmentors.com


I really enjoyed reading the Tribe of Mentors written by Tim Ferriss, because he collected all these amazing success stories and examined habits that got these people to the end goal!


Meditation was one core principle that