Success is… An Unconventional Guide

Keys to Success

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I challenge you to define success.

You see, that’s the thing about success… it’s going to mean something different for you as it does to me.

And depending upon where we are in our lives, your something is going to be radically different to my something.

For some it will be becoming rich and famous.  Having a hugely successful business.  Changing peoples live. Helping others. Being happy… and the list goes on.

I know that when I was in my 20’s, my definition of success was very different to now.  There was no way I was having children and I certainly didn’t own any jewellery tools. Who would have thought that 20 years on, I would be where I am today…  A proud mumma, with a wonderfully supportive Husband and network of friends.  Facing each day with bravery and joy – and doing what makes me happy.

And that’s the key I think… Doing something – right now, in your present – that you love.

Regardless of what stage of life you are in though, I think there are 5 themes common to success.

I present to you An Unconventional Guide to Success.

Ask yourself these questions.

Are you doing the best that you can?
Are you making a meaningful contribution to life?
Are you being brave in your choices?
Are you holding on to your goodness and honesty?
Are you being your most authentic you?

Because at the end of the day it’s not about money or happiness… it’s about being the best version of you that you can. It’s about joy and passion and love and being the most awesome person you can be.

Which leads me to my successes…

Thus far they are…

  • being a Mum
  • having a open and honest relationship with my children
  • contributing to the financial freeom of our family
  • being able to pick my kids up from school, have afternoon tea with them and help them with homework
  • having well-mannered, happy and contented kids (that other people like too!)
  • mastering Manual on my camera
  • making beautiful jewellery that brings joy to beautiful women around Australia and the world
  • being the kind of person that people call when they need a friend
  • being married for 20 years

In my future success will be…

  • helping both my children accomplish their education dreams
  • learning to play the cello
  • continuing to find joy in my photography
  • still having a open and honest relationship with my children
  • being able to pick the grandchildren up from school, have afternoon tea with them and help them with homework
  • and still being married to the same (at times undeniably annoying) man

The people and passions that bring me joy, love and awesome-ness.

That’s success.

Now go get a cup of tea (or a glass of wine), some quiet time and reflect a little on your successes…..

And leave me a link in the comments if you blog about yours. I’d love to read about your joy, love and awesome-ness.

T xo

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