David Markowitz

How to Turn Professional Jealousy into Personal Growth

How to Turn Professional Jealousy into Personal Growth

I recently had that reaction of discomfort toward a woman at a networking event. We are similar in age, and she is succeeding in a sister field to myself. I was confused by my strong dislike for her and asked myself if there was a legitimate reason that feeling, but I hadn’t seen her mistreat anyone or do anything untoward. The more I looked for a reason to explain my dislike for her, the more I came up empty. She was friendly and kind to me personally and helped me find the vegetarian food on the buffet. My reaction was not just bad for me, but it was possibly bad for my business and reputation if I couldn’t figure it out and get over it.