The Fallacy of the Competition Mindset
Owning a business takes a special person. The worry of constantly bringing in clients or maintaining revenue levels can be a scary process. Sadly, I have noticed that sometimes other accountants will not talk to each other because they feel connecting with the same or similar industries is a waste of time. The idea of not connecting to similar industries is the competition mindset and this mindset wants to get to all of the clients first as if there isn't enough to go around. Perhaps, they have had bad experiences with people stealing clients. But just as in relationships no one can steal your client if that is your ideal client.
We will lose focus of who we are and our purpose if we are constantly looking over our shoulders at others in comparison. Business owners often look at what other business owners are doing in the same field. The excuse is to see what the competition is doing so you can keep up. But we can see that trying to out do or keep up with someone before you are ready can be detrimental to your business. Just look at the cell phone companies.