she’s not your competition

penny kelleyPenny Webb and Kelley Chisholm published a book in 2012 titled ‘She’s not your competition’. The book is written one chapter at a time from each author, embodying its premise that we are not each others competition.

One of my favourite chapters from Penny is the chapter titled ‘Your Brilliance is You’, she speaks about discontentment in our own lives being at the root cause of our competition with others.

Her quote here is one of my favourite sayings from Penny:

the signature of your life

Another chapter which challenged me was the ‘The Downside of Competition’. Kelley speaks frankly about how our greed and ambition can make our world’s shrink. That competition is fiercely compelled by comparison.

If you would like to buy their book, contact Penny via email at to find out details of how you can read and buy their publication.

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.