How do you know when you are successful?

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How do you know when you are successful?

OK… now this question gets bandied around A LOT… and I find it hard to answer and I also want to answer it definitively for myself… but it changes all the time – ARRGGGHH!

Can you relate to that?

My BRAIN says “are you successful yet?” “Have you made it?” “What is the next goal?” “Forget that thing you just achieved – move on!”

My HEART says, you are already successful…. Every time you move through fear to put yourself out there, that’s another success. Each task/goal/win/client can be celebrated and gratitude given.

My woo woo says – stay on track… it is all coming…. Don’t push, just be – (again) AAAARRRGGGHH!

Honestly, I probably fluctuate between all of these in a week! The hard-arse corporate WIN WIN WIN, the heart-centred intuitive business coach helping others to see their wins and the woo-woo going within and listening with empathy.

What does success look like to you?

And I am genuinely asking so you give yourself an answer. If we don’t visualize and vocalize what success looks like, then we can’t know when we have reached it.

Is success:

  • a 3-day weekend?
  • getting your hair done once a month?
  • mani-pedi on a Thursday morning?
  • covering your child’s childcare costs?
  • or a Ferrari/Lamborghini/Beetle??

I also think that some of my “successes” have come out of admitting where I may have “failed” or how I have handled situations that used to send me into the fetal position!

Having a BIG HAIRY ARSED (there is a visual for you 😉 ) GOAL is good, and even making that goal seem/feel “unrealistic” is fantastic (I think). It gives you something to aim for and something to be honest with yourself about what you want your future to look like. We just have to remember to celebrate EVERY success/step along the path to get to that BHAG.

“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”

Zig Ziglar

Try these 3 steps to be more aware of where you are HEADING:

  1. If you felt SUCCESSFUL today…. What would that look like to you?
  2. What is the BHAG that you are aiming for?
  3. Now look at both of those answers and see where you need to align them so the outcome for you is a GIVEN!

If you would like to hear from 10 women entrepreneurs about how they have successful days, CLICK HERE.

Don’t always look to the future for your successes… “if I just get/do this, then I will be successful”. Celebrate the successes you have already achieved!

I just realized I have written this blog with lots of “we’s” – which must mean I need to hear this as much as I need to write about it! I am off to determine what success means to me! Let me know what it looks like to you too!

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I just realized that I have written this blog with lots of “we’s” – which must mean that I need to hear this as much as write about it! I am off to determine what success means to me!

Let me know what it looks like to you too!


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P.P.S. So, I am asking…. when have you felt successful?

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