So, you’ve just seen a fellow entrepreneur say, “I’ve just had the best month ever, I’ve made so much money!”
How do you deal with that sinking horrible feeling when you’re triggered and feel crap about somebody else’s success?
Yes it happens and it’s easy to be jealous of other people’s money and income. It happens all the time!
Let’s talk about how to deal with it!
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Luck Bitch Video Transcript – What To Do When You’re Triggered and Jealous of Other People’s Money and Income
So, you’ve just seen a fellow entrepreneur or maybe your business nemesis post online or you’ve spoken to her and she said, “I’ve just had the best month ever, I’ve made so much money, it’s awesome.”
How do you deal with that sinking horrible feeling when you’re triggered and feel crap about somebody else’s income.
Yes it happens and it’s easy to be jealous of other people’s money and income. It happens all the time. It happens to me all the time.
I remember a couple of instances… One was when someone, who was like a bit of a kind of competitor to me, posted that she had this unbelievable month and at that time, like I was a little bit behind her.
And it made me sick. It made me absolutely sick.
Another time was when I was in corporate and I hated it, I hated my job and I desperately wanted to be made redundant and one of my friends, two of my friends actually in the space of a couple of months got made redundant and I was sick with jealousy.
So, let’s talk some real talk about what you can do about that when you’re triggered by somebody else’s income.
It’s completely normal.
Okay, so, the first thing to say is that it’s completely normal. It doesn’t mean you’re a horrible person, it doesn’t mean you’re a bitch, it doesn’t mean anything. It just means you’re completely normal.
A lot of us get triggered by other people’s income and in fact, that happened to me just this week where a friend said, “I was really triggered by your income post for the year, you know, your yearly round up.” I was like, totally fine. That’s totally cool.
Acknowledge is that, it’s you.
It’s got nothing to do with them, it’s got nothing to do with them being extraordinarily lucky or, you know, working harder or anything like that. It’s actually just, it’s your stuff and you just got to own it sometimes.
And sometimes if you acknowledge it, like with my friend saying to me, “I’m really triggered by your income.” It kind of lessens the charge of it and you feel like less of a bitch. And I’ve said that to someone too, I’ve gone, “I’m really triggered by, you know, you sharing that but I own that it’s my stuff.”
So that can be a really, really powerful tool just to lessen the charge of it and really lessen the thing that like there’s something wrong with you. That’s really important.
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Do some self-inquiry.
The second thing is, to do some self-inquiry around that. You know, what does it bring up for you?
Does it bring up feelings like:
- I don’t deserve to earn that much.
- I could never earn that much.
- That much is too much.
- It ‘s greedy to earn that much.
- Oh I didn’t work that hard.
So really is time to go within and analyze what it is about that person that really triggered you because this gives you valuable information to clear it.
Again, it doesn’t mean you’re bitch. Just gives you really, really valuable stuff.
It could be that you have to look at some things from your past. It might bring up a memory from, you know, your childhood or a memory from when you first started your business where somebody said to you, “Well, you could never earn money doing that.”
That self-inquiry will be incredibly valuable so you can move on.
Want more on dealing with jealousy and turning it around? I’m sharing some of my own examples over here: The Truth About Jealousy in Business.
Accept abundance for yourself.
The third thing is to accept abundance for yourself. Give yourself permission to earn that much money so you don’t ever need to be jealous again of hearing about other people’s money or income.
Give yourself permission to earn money easily or, you know, in a fun way or whatever it is that is triggering you about that person. You know, it really is a switch that you flip.
When you give yourself permission to earn money, you know, and I talk about this a lot on my Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp, you really have to give yourself permission to be rich in whatever way you want to do it. You don’t have to be the same as everybody else.
Are you ready to open up to more abundance? This will help, How to Receive the Money Honey.
See it as a sign.
The last thing I want to say is, sometimes you can see it as a sign. So, you know, that feeling I got when two of my friends got made redundant from their jobs, it was a really big sign to me that I did not want to be at my job anymore. And it was a real sign to stop waiting for something to happen and to actually just do it myself.
And you know, when it happened again later on with entrepreneurs, it was a sign that like, hey, if she can do it, I can do it. Somebody I know has done it. The universe has given me signals that, hey we’re giving you all of these examples so you can believe it and dream it for yourself as well.
So when you see somebody and you’re triggered you by their income, totally fine, totally noble, own it, analyze it and use it as a sign to take action but then put your hand on your heart and say, my favorite mantra which is,
“It’s my time and I’m ready for the next step.”
Just try it and say it out loud and see what it brings up for you. It could bring little tingles,
“It’s my time and I’m ready for the next step.”
You totally are, it is your time and so come over to LuckyBitch.com and get some other resources about increasing your income and just absolutely rocking your business.
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