While doing business, always keep in mind that I’m not the only one in the co-operate world. It is like being on a train as an individual but not alone at the same time and whatever that happens to that train affects each and every one of you in their own capacity. This simply means you are concerned about each other’s well being even though you are on your own.
I found it fu when it started interfering with other business people and was so surprised how much I had to learn from them. Clearly I had to choose which class to roll with otherwise when you surround yourself with people who are stagnant, dreamless, and hopeless complaining all the time, definitely you will likely to take the same path. Pick a crowd that is much better and stronger than you because you will stay motivated at all times.
There are functions that would involve hanging out with competition and how you behave and carry yourself is extremely important. How do you act after having a few glasses of wine reflects who you really are and when I found out myself in such a situation I played it so careful in a way that I drew a line between my personal and business life.
Competition will sometimes appear to be against you but isn’t it why it exists in the first place? Maintaining peace and harmony is the key when it comes to competitors because without them there is nothing to compare your brand to.
Clients should have rights to choose and judge on what works better and this gives your brand a platform to be able to express how good it is compared to others.