As a b-mail reader, you will know I got your back. I’ve got faith and belief that you can and will achieve your goals, stretch your life or change your career. Small steps. Giant leaps. Shifts that require hard work. Talents shine without effort. Whatever your changes include, I know you can do it and I’ll be right by your side. Why?
We need you to be successful.
Research has shown time and time again that living and thriving in meaningful ways makes us happier and more successful. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, spotted this in his work on optimism and positivity. The recent World Happiness Report says our well-being and performance is affected by our environment, work and play and that this is a two-way street. Your success affects the world and people around you.
Whether you’re a brilliant photographer, dancer, surgeon or engineer. We need your talents in the world. Whether you’re switching paths to a more purposeful one. We need you. Whether your talents operate outside of the workplace as a volunteer, as a carer or as a sports team player. we need you.
But first you need to identify your what and how to achieve success. Grab a big empty page and a bunch of pens. Write down everything you want to do ever – a bit like a giant bucket list. Don’t censor your list, everything is valid. Include the fun stuff and the hard stuff, the things you want to learn, places you want to go, people you want to be with.
Now look at what you can start this week, next week and so on. Take a workshop. Revamp your online profile. Visit a role model. Read a book. Take a trip. Talk to someone, who can connect you. Seek advice. Be a customer at your ideal workplace. Book a retreat.
Keep playing and trying different items off your list; then when you get hit with goosebumps on your arms, shivers down your back and your tummy flips, you’ll know you’re onto something great. Record what it is in a journal or log.
Take this second list and seek out the synergies – these are your whats and your hows to success. You’ve found your direction of change and experienced a little of what the future could hold.
So don’t delay. Crack on. We need you to be successful and I know you can do this.
I’m intrigued – what’s on your playlist and where will you begin?