Have you ever stopped to think about what success means to you? It’s an interesting subject to reflect on and one that I think is worthy of discussion. This isn’t meant to be a quick and easy read, so if you like, you might wanna grab a cuppa, pen and paper and make the most of the next 10 minutes or so. Let’s start with:

What do you consider equates to success?

How do you measure success?

What does success look like?

What does it feel like?

How do I acknowledge and celebrate success?

In our private lives we are judged by what we wear, what we drive, what we eat, how we look; how we talk and the list goes on. In our working lives, many people consider the amount of money earned as the measure of success.¬† In business, we are vicariously reminded that success is: earning six figures +; having a huge online presence; having an incredibly active social network; having a huge network; having an enormous email list; oh and it’s having a dynamic and deeply loving relationship with all your family, friends and loved ones. Right?

WRONG!!!

Well, most of those measures are wrong for me because they largely don’t match my values. Although the last one does: having a dynamic and deeply loving relationship with all your family, friends and loved ones.¬†Mind you defining dynamic could take me down a rabbit hole……..But outside of that, the rest of those measures make my heart flip and gut churn. Why, you might ask, do I have that physiological response to those measures? Because they leave me feeling the opposite to successful. And I’m so effing tired of trying to squeeze myself into a mould that just doesn’t work for me. I don’t even have an email list! Can you believe that? After all these years in business, I do not have an email list. There! I have made a public announcement denouncing the nonexistence of said email list one must have to be deemed successful!

How about you? Does this resonate with you? Are you caught up in that shit storm that leaves you feeling like you’re chasing your tail trying to do things that don’t give you a return on the investment of your precious time, effort, energy and cash? Let’s face it. Shit storms like this interfere with productivity, creativity, joy and fun, and $$$. Yep that’s right. Getting caught up in the shit storm of measuring our success on someone else’s stick is stupid and it has to stop. Because all that energy that we waste on managing our way through the shit storm could better be rediverted into creating something that aligns with our core values, our goals, and our visions.

So, if you’re up for it, how about you stop it already and shout it out loud:

E N O U G H!

I AM TAKING MY POWER BACK!

IT’S MY TIME, IT’S MY TURN AND IT’S MY BIRTHRIGHT.

I am taking my Power back!

Look I’m guessing, like me, you’ve had your fair share of feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, delighted, devastated, euphoric and downright depressed.

Here’s the thing:

And that’s the definition of insanity!!

It’s time to plug that shit up! We know that if we want something to change, then we have to change what we do!

And it’s time to change the way we think about success. We are allowed to quit beating ourselves up and start being kind to ourselves again. How about this. How about we agree to figure out what success means to us and go back and ask these questions and take some different actions:

What do you consider equates to success?

How do you measure success?

What does success look like?

What does it feel like?

How do I acknowledge and celebrate success?

How did you go? Did you come up with some different responses second time around? Seriously, we need to get clear about this stuff. Success matters

Now, repeat after me:

“I AM TAKING MY POWER BACK!

IT’S MY TIME,

IT’S MY TURN, AND

IT’S MY BIRTHRIGHT”.

Let’s make a pact to do all we can to love ourselves, be kind to ourselves, nurture ourselves and find fun and funky ways to celebrate success. We deserve it!

Love Bron xx

ps

There are no secrets to success.It is the result of preparation,hard work, and learning from failure