I want to ask you a serious question today… What does “success” look like to you?
Is it a fancy car? Or very cool gorgeous red designer shoes? Perhaps it’s taking your business to 6 figures??
I want to share a story about success with you that I hope will help you change the way you see it, measure it and compare it to those around you.
Success is one of those things we tend to define by numbers and material things. I was TOTALLY one of those people. I likely started using income and having a car and a home as success criteria when I was probably around 19. I did this because most of the people around me worked really hard for their money, were part of what society classifies as the “lower class” and the only way “OUT” was in a car with a paycheck to support it.
I really don’t even know why I’m being so vulnerable with you right now, but it was just one of those “life lessons” I wanted to share and hopefully you’ll gain something from it too…
So as time went on and I was growing my business, I always measured it by the # of clients I had, and the $$ coming in. And when things weren’t always going with the flow I would self-inflict the “unsuccessful” label upon myself.
But then someone taught me something. Something I couldn’t see on my own. My dear friend Anuradha Kowtha reminded me that “success” is not to be measured through money. (Of course, this goal oriented Chica was all like …say whaaaaat??)
Now, each and every day I do 3 things for myself and I want to share those with you so that you CAN SEE and elevate your own successes in life!
Every day list 10 things you are grateful for in your life and business.
I know, not a new concept, but a very powerful one that needs repeating. Often times we are looking for success when in reality it is right there in front of us through positive experiences in our life. Each day as you breath in the air around you, be grateful for the glorious day, the smell of fresh cut grass (which makes me sneeze like crazy!) and the birds singing in harmony. Or perhaps you’re smelling that crisp smell of snow on the horizon?
When I first started adding this practice to my daily task list, I was looking for BIIIIG things like boulders. But I realized I could create the same full heart on fire feeling with all the little things in life too. Because what we see as little is a boulder to many others.
Mine for about a year was “I did good today”
This was a mantra I created because each and every night I felt as if I hadn’t done enough. Those corruptive voices would eat me from within, telling me “Oprah would have done more today”. As I would lay my head on the pillow and fight with myself, within my own mind.
Don’t compare yourself to the expectations of or better yet, the perceived expectations of others around you. We each have our own unique set point and ability to get things done. We each have our own unique lifestyles. Some of us have large families to care for, others have to care for sick and elderly parents. Just remember no 2 stories are the same. Be YOU fully!!
Write down 5-10 successes each and every day
This is where I learned my lesson. When I was attributing success to money and #’s this task at times was very difficult. But when I looked at it from a new empowering angle, I realized that I am successful each and every day.
How are you being successful each and every day?? Did you manage to cook a well-balanced meal for your family tonight? Did you walk those 2 miles on the treadmill? Did you make your children smile or your spouse’s heart skip a beat? That is a measure of TRUE success.
Success I have realized is measured by the amount of love we share and the lives we reach and touch throughout our lifetime… That is the core reason why I started Task Complete and The Concierge Academy in the first place… because through this business we can love, support and take care of many more people than I ever could on my own…
How will you elevate your feelings of success this week?
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