When you’re on purpose there is no competition

Laurence McCahill
The Happy Startup School
1 min readFeb 17, 2024


“Kill the competition”

“Seize market share”

Dinosaur terms in a modern world.

When starting out in business, we can obsess by the competition.

But those on the second mountain of life know that competition is a fallacy.

  • It comes from fear
  • And a scarcity mindset

When we focus instead on our mission, something shifts.

We see others not as a threat, but fellow travellers on this journey of change.

So stop comparing yourself to others (and feeling worse).

You have something unique — you, your ideas and big, big heart.

Don’t get sucked into the old world.

Community doesn’t work if you’re protecting your best ideas.

So reach out a hand.

You might be surprised.

When you’re on purpose there is no competition, only collaboration.

We’ve spent the last 4 years building a tight-knit community of peers that are waiting to support and collaborate with you – a purpose accelerator– learn more.

📸 Photo by Becky Rui at Happy Startup Summercamp



Laurence McCahill
The Happy Startup School

Designer, coach, entrepreneur. Co-founder The Happy Startup School.