What Is Success To You?

What Is Success? Success is different for everyone and changes at different stages of your life.  To answer the question what is success  lets examine the earliest acknowledgement of wanting to be successful. Earliest Success I see the excitement and pleasure when a child was able to hold they milk bottle or sippy cup by themselves.  Our successes were measured by the ability to do things for ourselves or learn something new.   As we grow the look of success changes.  It’s more of a competition and succeeding at winning at a competitive sport.  Receiving an “A” in a class or graduating Magna Cum Lauda. The Many Faces of Success once we get into adulthood we ask ourselves what is success.  It takes on many different forms and changes frequently.  We look for success in our jobs or careers.  We look for promotions to measure our success.  We might feel successful when we find the love of our life and get married, buy at house and have children. We look at success by the amount of money we make or the amount of money in the bank.  Success can be the amount of toys and possessions one has. Success is Fleeting Success is fleeting and can change by the hour/day/year.    Arianna Huffington told the graduates of Smith College that the definition of success is “well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder, and, to give back.” I would like to hear about your successes.  If you need some assistance in finding your definition of success, contact me for a complimentary coaching session.   Not Sure If You’re Successful The link below...

Steps To A Successful Job Search – Series

Steps to a Successful Job Search Series This will be a series of five blogs: Know what you want Gather information and materials you will need for a job search Set a date to anticipate the length of you job search and goal. Get organized for your job search Preparing to answer the big question.  What was your reason for leaving? (h1) What does it take to launch a successful job search A job search is more than than applying for work to earn money and meet your obligations.  This is your livelihood, it’s where you spend almost 50-60 percent of your time.  If you don’t know what you want you may end up not being satisfied.  Your Authentic Vocation is seeking work that taps into your natural skills and is fulfilling. If you’ve been downsized, this is an opportunity to find what you really want to do.  If you are currently in a job and don’t find it fulfilling, you may be thinking of  moving on.  Whatever, the scenario the first step is getting in touch with the Authentic You. Eight Elements of Authentic Vocation: If you truly want to find your calling, and we are all called to do a specific job, you will need to work through these eight elements of authentic vocation which are: What is your life’s purpose, what are your work values, what motivates you, what are your skills and talents, what is your work, what is your ideal career, what type of work environment do you thrive in.   Core Values & Beliefs This entails identify what are your core values and beliefs. ...
What Is Authentic Self? Art You In A Rut?

What Is Authentic Self? Art You In A Rut?

Are You In A Rut? (h1) Life Reimagined I was watching the Dr. Phil show the other day talking about his alignment with AARP and The Life Reimagined. There is a quiz to take to see how much of a rut you are in. Look for the link on my page under Resources. (h2) Understanding Authentic Self Who is the authentic you? Do you know who you are? Some people can’t understand that question.  The person that you want to be that holds your dreams in the palm of their hand. Have you ever felt like this can’t really be your life? It doesn’t feel natural.” The authentic you is not the present or the past, but the person you will become as you go deeper into yourself. Surface Level: Have you ever found yourself saying, “That’s not me.” When asked by a friend or family member to try something different. I’m sure you’ve heard the term, “get out of your comfort zone.” Most people think that their past is what shaped them and that is their authentic self. Not true, in fact, its the weakeast possible version of self. But here’s the thing. We grow and evolve as we get older. Life changes us, our priorties change us. Our desires and wants change. You is always changing, always shifting. You are growing or decling. You can be ageing, all of us are ageing. The deepest level of self is the authentic self. Where you get the most profound sense of fulfillment in life, doing the kind of work you want and sharing your greatest gifts. That sense of feeling...