Who Are You Jealous Of?

Jul 14, 2014
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Sara GatesIn a world that’s so focused on accolades, degrees and the letters that follow our names, it can be difficult to get in tune with your innate talents and gifts. Sometimes it takes getting a little uncomfortable to uncover those gifts.

Our founder, Sara Gates, has an interesting – albeit uncomfortable – exercise for you to try. Take a moment to consider this question: who are you jealous of?

We told you this was going to make you feel uneasy, but search deep on this one. If you come upon an answer that’s based on wealth or success, you’re not on the right track. Dig deeper. When you come upon an answer that’s puzzling to you, that’s when you know you’ve hit the nail on the head.

Sara explores this notion on her blog and shares what she experienced when she tried this exercise. Find out who Sara was jealous of and how feeling jealousy towards this person nudged her to build a company based on her values.


Who are you jealous of and what is your answer leading you toward? Share with us on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. We’d love to hear your answer.



Listening to IT is a personal blog written by Sara Gates, CEO and founder of Wisegate, that explores the front lines of corporate information technology. Listening to IT digs into the ever-evolving roles and challenges of c-suite executives in an IT world.