There are three things you must do in order to become wealthy. You must have the right mindset, discover your purpose in life, and find a business that expresses that purpose
This is an incredibly accurate statement, that very much holds true in my life, particularly when I take the time to really reflect on the words. Having the mindset to be successful allows you to devote yourself to that goal. If you are not in the proper frame of mind, then you may not be able to put this goal above other wants in life, to drive yourself forward as quickly as possible. You must discover your purpose, and NO making a lot of money is not your purpose. Finding something that you love, and that allows you to feel fulfilled, will allow you to work much harder and with less risk of burnout, than if you were doing something you don’t love. Lastly, you have to find a business that expresses this passion to people, and this also is true. When you convey your passion and excitement to your clients, these clients will be much more eager to work with you.
All of this holds true to both my full-time career in Business/Technology, and my blogging on the side. Both of these allow me to love what I do, feel like I’m helping people, and convey this feeling to others. This overall feeling of the path I’m on allows for driving forward without being unmotivated by road blocks as I have historically been on less exciting paths.
Until Next Time,
In my last post, I talk about knowing what you want. Knowing what you want in the long run, gives you something to set smaller goals for, each smaller goal being another benchmark along the way to the larger end goal. This being said, success isn’t a standardized benchmark that can be blanketed across all people. Success is something that means something different to each of us.
My personal ideal of success is a specific set of financial goals, a set of career goals, and a set of personal/family goals. Each of these goals has a number of smaller goals along the way, and a specific age or date set for reaching each of these goals. By setting these smaller goals not only can I see how far along I am, but I can also tell if I’m ahead of, or behind schedule along the way. By doing this I can specifically hold myself accountable along the way to reaching each of these goals.
So you think, okay I have a goal, I have the steps I need to take to reach this goal, and I know how I’m going to get there, so I’m set up to start the Climb to Success right? Not necessarily. You also need to make sure your goals are SMART, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. If your goal doesn’t meet these criteria then you are not setting yourself up for success, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment, demotivation, and potentially failure. If you set the bar too high too soon, and you fail to meet your first couple of benchmarks, then you’ll lose your motivation and feel like you may never be able to reach these goals.
If you know what you want, but aren’t sure how to get there, or how to set these goals along the way, head over to the contact page and send me a message, I’d be more than happy to help you along your personal Climb to Success!
Until Next Time,
Steve Jobs once said “If you want to make everyone happy, don’t be a leader, sell ice cream.” And as funny as this quote is, it holds a great deal of truth. As a leader it will never be possible to make everyone happy, all the time. Every time you make a decision affecting one person in a positive way, it will generally make another feel either negatively affected, or unfairly treated in some way. Thus you can’t make everyone happy.
Until next time