How to define what success means to you? In this Expert Insight Interview, Sandra Francisco provides tips on how to define success and maximize your profit while experiencing joy and fulfillment. Sandra Francisco is a business coach and consultant that helps entrepreneurs go from idea to profit while balancing their personal growth.
The interview discusses:
- Definition of success
- Meaning of joy
- Intuitive questions
- Writing accomplishment journal
When it comes to a definition of success, nobody can be precise because it is a personal matter. The key is in perception and how we see things. Of great importance is to define what success means to you because our opinion is often biased and based on other’s people definition of success. Hence, it is unimportant what society believes or expects, but rather, does it bring personal satisfaction, pleasure, and happiness? Do not use somebody’s else definition of success is yours.
Meaning of Joy
People’s behavior is likely to be unconscious and quite conditioned. Thus, they have repetitive tasks, general expectations, and most concerning, they are always in a race against time. While doing your daily jobs, you should make a pause and think about its meaning. Do you experience fulfillment when you achieve your targets? And if you do not, go deeper in finding a cause of disappointment, stress, or anxiety. Creating small and pleasing rituals will boost your creativity and willingness for reorganization. Besides, outsourcing is a necessity for all things that you do not find joyful.
Asking Intuitive Questions
Personal growth and development are the core of human transformation. When developing, minds are often stuck with responsibility. That is why intuitive questions should help you in separating and researching your past in order to create an enjoyable future. If there is a blockage, it could be useless to go further when the mind is still stuck with responsibilities. When setting life goals, people often experience feelings like fear, anxiety, or even depression. Hence, breaking the plan into pieces, projecting, and imagining while taking baby steps will reduce your anxiety. Taking time for yourself could be priceless for minimizing stress and pressure.
Writing Accomplishment Journal
Defining and achieving your goals is the road to success. Often, we are overwhelmed with numerous information, news, or social media platforms. They are driving out our time and energy that we could redirect to self-questioning. It leads us to oversaturation, and we forget about our accomplishments while chasing the highest performances. Thus, an accomplishment journal is a necessity and guidance that we are using as a reminder of our accomplished goals. Journal is not there to list your achievements but also to question them. The retrospective is substantial for personal growth.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.