Welcome to Episode 56 of Building My Legacy.

The eighth of our 10-part series on resilience, this podcast addresses a topic we may not feel comfortable talking about: our reaction to the success of others. It’s easy to say we should always celebrate when good things happen to other people. But what’s your reaction when you work hard on a proposal to a new client, but your teammate’s idea is selected instead? Or, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re laid off from your job – but your best friend at work isn’t?

Resilience coach Kate Fitzsimons, who has joined us for this 10-part series, tells us there’s no reason to feel guilty when we have these thoughts of jealousy and insecurity. She also shows us how to apply her 3Rs of resilience – recognize, reflect and redirect – when we compare ourselves to others and feel that we’re just not good enough.

So if you want to know:

  • Why your mindset causes you to think that the success of others means you have failed
  • How to stop judging yourself
  • About a new way to look at your competitors
  • Why having to work hard at something can be a good thing

About Kate Fitzsimons

Named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2016, Kate Fitzsimons is an international speaker, certified life coach & director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation – a charity established in honor of her sister Nicole who died in an accident in Thailand in 2012.

Determined to save others from a similar tragic fate, Kate left her corporate career in 2013 to dedicate herself to educating young people about the importance of travel safety. Through her eye-opening presentation at high schools, Kate drives home to students the devastating consequences of risk-taking overseas – a message so powerful that she is now supported by the Australian government and major corporations.

Inspired to help others thrive through adversity, Kate’s presentations to students around the world and her popular podcast show, ”Okay. Now What?” help high school and college students develop “response-ability” – the ability to choose their response to any situation based on their perspective of it. Kate’s passion is to provide inspiration and practical advice to help you overcome even the most traumatic experiences. She knows if she can do it, anyone can.

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:


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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.