When competing one of the biggest things you want to hold onto is your secrets. You want to out-think, out-maneuver and out-smart your opponent. But when competing on the internet the opposite holds true. You want to give everything away.
You might think you are getting an advantage by holding things close to your chest. You try and get an advantage over someone else by not sharing information, ideas, thoughts. But ultimately you are losing.
My old way of thinking was that I didn’t want people to know about how I discovered my ideas, where I got my resources, and how I found great deals.
Ultimately I was afraid that if I gave anything away people would pass me up.
But I think the opposite is true, the more you give away the more you are growing. Why? Because you are constantly searching out new material, new ideas, and new thoughts. If you stop giving away it means you have stopped growing.
When you are confident in yourself you will give.
When you are confident you can share because there is always more.
When you are filled with confidence you will see the future differently.
Today we are not measured by our knowledge that we store away but by the information we give away.