The word 'success' means different things to different people. The dictionary definition - the accomplishment of an aim or goal. What does the word 'success' mean to you - and how how do you measure it?
Quite frankly we all have a different take on the concept of success. And yes - it is a concept that we believe calls for some personal reflection and brainstorming. We are all very different. All have different goals, visions and passions. It then stands to reason that our measurement of success will vary. It might even vary at different stages of our lives. Success to me at 18 years old in the 80's might have been a good night out with my buds. In corporate it might have been been me being selected for the junior directorship team in my company. As an entrepreneur my success measurement criteria has changed completely. When I started out in entrepreneurville I might have believed that I would be successful when I was making myself 'rich', writing my own rule book and singing my own tune. That was short lived - because as we all know as an entrepreneur whilst it is a solo journey - it's not really all about you - it's more about your community - who you're collaborating with, who your clients are and the difference you're making in their lives. That might just be me - so I'd like to open up the conversation and ask you - the entrepreneur, the innovator, the maverick, the freelancer, consultant and solepreneur...'What is your definition of success?" Is it:
- The joy with which you are able to tackle each day.
- Is it the fact that you own your timeline.
- Is it the legacy your building
- Is it the brand you're building?
- Is it the lifestyle you're able to maintain for you and or your family?
- Is it the difference that you make in your community's life?