It’s been really fascinating working for a startup, a business that basically was built from scratch. I’ve been working for this company for about two years now and it’s been extraordinary to see the growth and success of it.
Particularly what I find fascinating is how what I experience and the encounter was something I use to encounter when I was travel blogging, that I use to think only happened to me, and took personally.
I am talking about receiving specific negative treatment from readers/customers. I at the time didn’t look or connect with people to share or learn from common experiences. The patterns I saw and encountered from others I thought were targeted to me personally, and I felt very alone about it.
It was only until I started working for a business did I realize, whatever happened to me, happens to other people too.
Here are some aspects and behaviors I have seen while working in a business I use to take personally – but now find to be universal:
- stealing someone’s business idea and using it as their own
- having people copy your work
- deliberately talking over or writing over a company’s promotion on Facebook/social media by dominating and appearing to be the expert source
- being criticized for the price and content that is created
- having people ignore your business in facebook group, and instead ask about other businesses in the same field as you
Especially on social media, I use to react a lot to the kind of negative treatment and behavior seen on my travel blog, or while I was promoting it. But I realize it’s all within the universal game of competition – of people being aggressive, asserting themselves and their company, to be seen, to make money, so they can survive.
From all of this, I realized that we really are locked in this world and that the same behaviors will continue to repeat in our lives until we all individually and collectively stop, change and correct ourselves.
Now I have a greater understanding and in a way, more empathy, for people who are being tough in the business world – because their company, their business does provide for their living, so they will do whatever they can to keep it moving and successful because their life actually depends on it. This means acting in primal, aggressive means if need be.
However, even though I do see these negative aspects almost every day since working in a business, I do know it’s going to take a whole collective of people to start slowly but surely turn a competitive world into a world that considers all.
I see currently with the coronavirus situation much talk about Universal Basic Income, which is fantastic, and clearly, the virus has shaken up a lot of people. Whether or not it has shaken up to the extent where real lasting change that is good for all can happen, I don’t know.
All I know is that what’s important is I continue walking my process, being aware of who I am in the little moments, and correcting myself.
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