It’s not all fun out there – I get it. It happens, in business – someone heads you off at the pass, steals your idea, your client…your job. They attempt to undermine you, frustrate the hell out of you, clip their nails, schmooze the boss, and read your email….and well – there really isn’t much you can do about it.
You get laid off after twelve years of kicking ass for your company and the guy right out of college is retained, you lay someone off and find out they logged into your database in the wee hours, stealing company info – it takes all kinds. What kind are you?
I sincerely believe most people are well intended – but sometimes, let’s face it…there is a side to our humanity that is as present as the good, and that is the desperate and the insecure. Battling that personality type takes a little finessing, and a lot of patience. Just be damn good at what you do and the rest will fix itself.
There are one hundred moments like this in all of our lives, and hopefully no more than a few people in a lifetime – and they can be either little annoyances, or they will distract you from success. It really is up to you. If someone steals from you, it’s because you have something they want, if they mimic you it’s because they wish they had your style, your manner, your talent.
It’s a cliché for a reason: Attitude really is everything.