This is a quick message to share a bit of TRUTH about success. You may have heard me say that success doesn’t happen in a straight line and that is the TRUTH. However, you don’t always get the FULL truth when it comes to marketing (inauthentic behavior is one of my pet peeves and why I teach my preferred clients to keep it real). There is more truth about success that many people don’t always tell you… one of the most profound truths about success is that it always looks easier than it is from the outside looking in. And, the payoff, or return on investment (of time, talent and more) is almost always worth any challenging lesson that you move through during your journey.
Here are three truths that I have found to be invaluable on my journey to success (which by the way is never-ending):
• Trust your intuition (If it doesn’t feel right, it’s probably not right– YOU always know what’s best for you WHEN you tap into your intuition)
• Surround yourself with a like-minded support system (Even your closest friends, family and sometimes your partner or spouse may question your new direction)
• Don’t do it ALONE (Get a team to support you — at the very least someone to help with admin tasks so you can focus on your magic)
Finally and perhaps most important find your tribe of business girlfriends (this applies to the gents, too — it’s important to collaborate with like-minded people). This is vital to your success. I have several close circles of women entrepreneurs who I value deeply. We meet regularly and we are there for each other to brainstorm, troubleshoot, create new ideas and sometimes just VENT.
I value these connections more than I can even articulate (that’s pretty profound coming from a marketing wordsmith). AND, that’s why I’m excited to be featured in the brand new magazine Mastermind of Women. You can access my interview in Mastermind of Women magazine here — Success is What YOU Say it Is and if you’d like more info about the magazine click here.