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3 Tips to Let Go of Competition and Grow Your Following

by Arielle J on June 16, 2016

Spirit Junkie Masterclass - Turn your passion into your paycheck. By Gabrielle Bernstein

Last night I attended my friend, Jordan Younger’s book launch for “Breaking Vegan.” She garnered a huge following back in the day from her instagram and blog called “The Blonde Vegan.”

Jordan and I met in NYC a few years ago before she moved to LA. I invited her over for a fun girl’s brunch at my apartment and afterwards, she interviewed me on her blog here.

In her new book inspired by her new business, The Balanced Blonde, Jordan shares her experience of being vegan and the need to switch up her lifestyle! I can’t wait to dive in to the book, but in the meantime, it really got me thinking about launching a business, how to make it a success… and the fear of competition. She definitely is a prime example of someone who also turned her passion into a paycheck!

Breaking Vegan by Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde

In my newsletter today, I share all about starting a business, my fears around asking for money and owning my worth…and letting go of competition. {Sign up for my newsletter here}

I get asked all of the time “How did you take the leap to start your business and how did you grow it?”

In 2008, I actually had no idea what I wanted to do. But, I knew that I wanted my life to be different and I wanted to make money doing what I loved.

I had a huge fear around asking for money, though and I hated even the thought of having to sell something. Can you relate?

Do you have fear around self promotion and get uncomfortable talking about yourself?
Do you know that you need to make a change in your life, but you’re nervous to take the leap?
Do you feel stifled getting clients because of all of the competition out there?

Arielle Haspel of

I totally get it! Self promotion can be super intimidating and the money conversation can be _really_ awkward.

The main person who helped me start my jewelry and health coaching businesses was my mentor, Gabrielle Bernstein.

One of the most helpful tips that Gabby gave me was: “Arielle, don’t even think about selling anything. Get into a place where you deeply feel connected and excited about what you want to do and SHARE it. Don’t even think about selling.”

Gabby is a money magnet and a total media magnet. She has a massive following, FIVE best selling books, she’s been interviewed by Oprah, featured in a 6 page spread in ELLE Magazine and on the front page of the New York Times Sunday Styles section!! Her success is so inspiring and her suggestions are spot on, so I always take her advice. Click here for her tips.

And it has worked!

My jewelry business took off because of my love for the message behind it. And myhealth coaching practice blossomed because of my deep passion for helping people feel good.

Arielle Haspel of

I never feel a sense of competition.

I’ve learned…
There is a enough to go around and when you have an empowering message or talent, it is a disadvantage to the world if you don’t share it.

Today, Gabby is sharing her 3 tips to launch your career:
* combat your fear of selling
* gain confidence and grow your following
* let go of competition

Spirit Junkie Masterclass - Turn your passion into your paycheck. By Gabrielle Bernstein

Watch this free video and learn:
* The #1 way to launch a successful business.
* How to stand out amongst competition.
* How to make promotion FUN!

Click here to watch. My fave part is: 5:28.

When we get to a place where we are truly being ourselves, competition is irrelevant. We can truly applaud the successes of our friends and the people in the same industries as us. YES, YES, YES!

be authentic. be confident. be you.

Be Well,

P.S. I’m honored to be one of Gabrielle Bernstein’s affiliates. I deeply believe in her and may earn a referral fee if you end up taking her training. Her teachings have changed my life and I know that they can change yours too!

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