She’s not your competition; Day eight

blog header“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”  
Walt Disney

Competition, that word that can send shivers down our spine and shoot adrenaline into our souls. It has the capacity to reduce us to our worst or cause us to shine our personal brilliance. What creates the chasm of difference in these two very different outcomes? After many years of trial and error, observation and reading, I can quite confidently assert, we do.  We get to choose what competition does for us and to us. If it is our yardstick for life and success then it is a hard master, but if it is a tool in our hands that we choose to pick up and put down then it can produce remarkable achievements and talents. Many that would stay dormant without the challenge of others and circumstances.

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About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".