How To Stop Jealousy From Killing Your Progress

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Hey there!

I’ve read a bunch of articles recently that kind of circle the drain that is self-sabotage and how performers can engage in that almost constantly.

One, written by Eddie Ramos in Backstage, captured the problem (and offered a simple solution) perfectly.

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Hope this helps!



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  1. I particularly like how you tied jealousy to fear. It’s not so much that I don’t want someone else to have success, it’s that I am afraid I won’t have success if they’re having success. It’s the “mentality of scarcity.”

  2. LOL Veleka!! That made me laugh out loud for real! Also this lesson reminds me of a joke. How many actors does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: 5. One to change the lightbulb and four to say “I could do that so much better”.

  3. Someone told me once that the word jealousy was formed from the Latin for i “Jea” and the English word lousy. I never verified that tgat was true but it’s an interesting thought.

  4. Very, very good points, and very true. However ” jealousy” is being defensive of something you have. Being jealous of your boy or girl friend, for example. Being upset over what someone else has is “envy”. Wanting someone else’s promotion or success, gig, etc. Anyway, both are very demeaning emotions, and your suggestions are great.

  5. Comforting to know I am not alone. I am very aware how I cringe when one of my colleagues writes paragraphs on Facebook about how he landed this and that. I recently thought “I should drop him here”….my little jealousy is dominating my thoughts…Lightbulb moment: it is time I remember ALL the hundreds of bookings I have landed in my career. Jealousy doesn’t make Me feel better. Thanks David for sharing this topic.