Throughout the past year, the phrase, “community over competition” has become increasingly popular. But what does this even mean? In short, this phrase is meant to serve as a reminder to all of us; that in order to be successful and achieve what you ultimately want to do, you need to support those around you working just as hard. By lifting others up, we also rise.
Today’s society is very focused on individual success. We have become obsessed with what everyone else has accomplished, in turn judging our own accomplishments rather than celebrating BOTH journeys. It is so easy to get caught up in the mindset that we are behind or underachieving when we start to compete and compare with others. So how do we combat this downward spiral society has created? We come together.
Community is ESSENTIAL to a balanced and healthy life. By coming together, we create a safe environment where people can feel supported, energized, nourished, listened to, recognized, validated, loved and protected. Community helps keep you accountable. It helps to push you out of your comfort zone. Joining forces, creates a positive energy that catalyzes creative momentum. Community can help you push past fears and start before you are ready. Sometimes all we need is to know that there is a group of people out there that supports you and your dreams, no matter how big or small. Take a look at our local San Diego gift guide that supports local small businesses!
Now let’s touch on the competition side of things. Not all competition is bad. It is great to want to be the best at something, but when the competition turns into comparison, things start to take a turn for the worst. We can actually learn a lot from our “competition”. These are the people that have the same passion and determination that you do! Learn from their mistakes and successes. As they will do the same with you. It all circles back around to supporting one another and encouraging the journey of each dream and dreamer.
Here at SKOVA, we are all about building community, supporting each other and watching each other grow! We are currently in the process of creating events that will foster community building and connection. We invite you all to be a part of the community where can we encourage and inspire one another! Keep an eye out on our social media and emails, for these upcoming events!
Picnic season may not be here yet for some in certain climates, but our Skova tribe is global, and it’s picnic time somewhere! So, whether you’re heading to the beach in the near future, planning a trip to one, embarking on a hike, or to the park, we created this list of picnic essentials to make your day perfect!
As the summer winds down and the kiddos are back in school, we here in our cozy beach town of Encinitas are still enjoying warm days and cool nights.What we love about these autumn months is the abundance of gratitude and what better way to celebrate this time with family and friends, then inviting key players to the party. With a few essentials and some pro tips, all will be geared up to enjoy the cooler season with loved ones!
Not merely an accessory line, SKOVA embodies a commitment to inner soul, nature, love and compassion. This commitment is clear and visible in each product, all of which are handmade using ethically environmentally sourced materials.
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