“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah Embarking on the path to success in life can sometimes feel like navigating a vast, uncharted […]
Personal Success & Achievement
I do some childminding for a lovely family, and this week, the younger girl brought home a “Congratulations” certificate from school. This got me thinking about celebrating success and achievements as an adult. When was the last time
Success. Growth. Abundance. Results. Excellence. These are things we set out to achieve in life. Whether it is at work, in our relationships, with our health, in our fitness regime, or with our friends, we do our best
“I didn’t know where I was going until I got there.” When we were kids, life was so fun and fresh. Maybe it’s because we dived straight into adventure. Because we didn’t think of success or failure in
I spent a lot of my childhood in single-wide trailer that we shared for bit with a family of opossums. More on the opossums in a bit. My parents got divorced when I was 7 and after my
In 2007, I left my finance job as a VP and opted for an entrepreneurial career as a Business/Life Coach, Speaker, and author. This meant saying goodbye to a good salary, bi-monthly pay checks, a life in New York City and living 15 minutes away from my mom and brother. I moved to California in 2009, wrote a book, Living in YOUR Top 1%, and this past week spoke to over 400 people at three different companies ranging from real estate to a Fortune 500 company in healthcare to an investment company. I never regret my decision because I wake up the majority of mornings being excited about my work and the opportunity to make a difference.
As an entrepreneur and the CEO of my own business (like every entrepreneur), I am in charge and directly responsible for developing new coaching programs, marketing, business development, giving talks to various companies and every other area. Some days are great and other moments are frustrating but I know this is my path. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way both from my experiences and coaching other entrepreneurs and companies to help them excel.
Let’s say you want to become more productive. You Google “productivity tips”, and 46 million links appear. Click on a couple, and you notice most of them are lists of information, usually bullet-points like “use an organizer”, “keep your desk clean”, or “don’t take ‘Facebook breaks’ while you’re working!”.
So you try to use an organizer, keep your desk clean, and decide not to look at Facebook once every 2.8 minutes. Do you know what happens next? It’s what happens to most people. You slowly forget…forget that you wanted to be more productive, and that you made these little promises to yourself about using an organizer. And you’re back to where you started, except this time, you probably think you “can’t” become more productive.
Isn’t that what usually happens? Why is that what usually happens?
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988
I often see the question What would love do? or What would kindness do?
I love these questions because they help to guide us forward with compassion and truth. Let me add one more powerful question to the mix…