🤯YOU Are Your Only Competition💪

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker AZ BR 528507000

Back in the day, I used to audition (a lot!) . . . many radio stations, commercials, even worked on a couple of movies.

When you are in a casting call, everyone LOVES to brag about 'what they have coming up' or what they recently did.

MOST of those 'stories' turned out to be 'fake news' designed to erode the confidence of the 'competition' . . .

Real estate has LOTS of 'arm wavers' showing off pretty much everywhere. Just open your social media, LOL 

Tune out the noise, and stay your course.

F Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in a letter to his daughter Scottie at camp a list of things for her to worry, and NOT worry about.

Two stick out in my mind a lot . . .

"Don't worry about anyone getting ahead of you"


"Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?"

Last word: Find things to celebrate every day, for YOU, and multiply your blessings!

Featured Photo by Guilherme Petri on Unsplash 


Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No argument from me, Candice! I never consider people around me my competition... I'm my only competition.

Sep 13, 2023 06:02 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Right on! 

Sep 13, 2023 07:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Candice,

What great words of wisdom. You need to keep your eyes on your own lane and not worry about what others are doing, or saying their doing!

Sep 13, 2023 07:23 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

'Or saying they're doing' EXACTLY
LOTSA deepfakes out there!

Sep 13, 2023 07:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Candice- I think this happens in many professions and our personal lives. When I staffed offices, there were consultants who worked at other offices who no matter how bad the market was would always say how great they were doing. I learned early on to turn a deaf ear to their "fake news."    Libra

Sep 13, 2023 07:35 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

YES ♎!!!

I mean we don't want to hear complaints, that would be worse, LOL
But to compare 'them' with 'us' . . . our journeys are all ours and ours alone, and we can move faster or slower or change direction entirely as we choose! 💖💖💖

Sep 14, 2023 05:22 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This mantra works for pretty much everything!  If we focus on doing the best that we can do, it will always be good enough!

Sep 14, 2023 04:52 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Yeah! "Do what we can, the best we can, call it good, love our lives!"

Sep 14, 2023 05:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sep 16, 2023 07:10 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

Thank you Libra!♎💖

Sep 17, 2023 05:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Candice. Have long been a believer that your only competition is you, especially when I set the bar too low. Enjoy your day.

Sep 17, 2023 05:11 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

especially when I set the bar too low



Sep 19, 2023 07:27 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, I totally agree. While we can learn possible new ways of doing things from paying attention to what others are doing, being better than we were the day before is where our real growth comes from. And that comes from paying attention to our own selves!

Sep 17, 2023 05:41 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Yeap! Checkin' in with ourselves to make sure we are grounded! 

Sep 19, 2023 07:26 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post - I missed it before - never judge your insides by other peoples' outsides.

Sep 19, 2023 05:50 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Well said! 

Sep 19, 2023 07:26 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We all have lots to learn. Some things, like Artificial Intelligence, is still new a evolving. We can't be cowed by those who pretend to know more then we do or who pretend to be more accomplished then we are. 

Sep 21, 2023 04:54 PM