“Ma’am, What is the secret of your success?” a reporter asked a bank president.
“And, Ma’am, what are they?”
“And how do you make right decisions?”
“And, ma’am, What is that?”
“And how do you get Experience?”
“And, Ma’am, what are they?”
Do you KNOW the difference between ‘being successful’ and ‘feeling fulfilled’ in life?
Most business owners today are stuck in Jung’s ‘Warrior’ archetype. They want to BE more, they want to EARN more and they always want to be AHEAD of the pack.
But the question that is to be asked of oneself is ‘What is success to me and how does it define me?’.
Let me explain from personal experience.
I met a very close friend, a typical ‘Warrior’, who narrated how it took her years to realize that success wasn’t being wealthy or being number one in her field.
It was rather being healthy and being able to spend time with her loved ones.
So sit yourself down and define what success means to YOU.
You and nobody else. What YOU expect out of your life.
But, what about fulfillment?
Let’s define what fulfillment is to us.
I have noticed that whenever chronic pain afflicts our bodies, when we suffer from insomnia, stress and chronic fatigue, when we start taking weight and obsess over it, these are all signs that within us our mind, body, system and spirit are not balanced. In short, the person is UNFULFILLED.
Is there LOVE in your life?
How does it define you?
It is of vital importance that you not only love your near and dear ones but share the surplus you have with the world outside. The more you share, the more of it comes back to you.
Make a list of all activities that make you happy and strive towards fulfilling them. Happiness is a choice.
What are the values that define you as a human being and as a business man/woman?
I know of people out there who after striving for years have built personal fortunes but indulging themselves in a small trip, a present, a car and other small things still makes them feel guilty. What one needs to think about is that ‘How wealthy is my life inside-out’?
Is it OK to just keep earning money or is it also important to see the happiness on the faces of your near and dear when you pamper them with tokens of your love and gratitude. This does not mean you spend all your money and expect fulfillment.
For many, money brings up strong emotions of fear or guilt while spending, but it is a matter of striking an inner balance.
A balance between earning and spending that ensures fulfillment.
The lifestyles of ‘successful’ women often does not result in a life of fulfillment.
Feeling fulfilled is an inside job. One needs to know oneself, love oneself and realize that success isn’t everything unless it can lead to true fulfillment.
You needn’t be always right. Don’t forget to take those wrong decisions in life, but learn from your mistakes and strive to become a BETTER person.
For, as Lord Buddha aptly puts it:
“It is because of their tranquil thoughts that creatures go to prosperity”
Women of the world, take to action!
In my Free Report, you will find 3 exercises that will help you maintain work-life balance rather than you struggling to keep up!