The underlying theme of my podcast is property investment, success, and money, and today I will be talking a bit about success with Mark Creedon, founder of Business Accelerator Mastermind.
But this isn’t a business show – you will find what we discuss today relevant no matter what you do for a living, and if you are a property investor, you really do have a business on the side – a property investment business.
Many of us chase career titles, money, social status, or even a big property portfolio — and yet we don’t feel successful when we get those things. That’s because you can only measure success in your life when you define what drives your happiness and helps you find purpose.
So if you’re struggling to define what a successful life means, you’ll be pleased to hear Mark and me explain that:
- It’s never too late to start over.
- You get to write your own definition of success.
What is success?
Is it wealth? Is it happiness? Is it fame?
I have come to the conclusion that success can’t be defined in one sentence, but instead, it is comprised of many things.
Success is something you have to define for yourself and no one can do it for you.
For some success means a sense of giving back to the world and making a difference.
For others, it was a sense of accomplishment in their career or business. For others, it meant doing what they love.
I bet there will be some people listening to this podcast disappointed in where they are in life at the moment.
For some of their progress, we have been hindered by the economic and health challenges Covid has brought to us.
For others, there will be various reasons why they haven’t achieved the success they want to yet in life - yet.
Stick with us because it’s not too late and you’re not too old to succeed. I’m sure you’ve heard stories like:
- At age 23, Oprah had just been fired from her first broadcasting job.
- At age 62, Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken business KFC finally succeeded.
- At age 77, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s president after spending 27 years in jail.
If we can learn anything from these people who succeed later in life, it’s this: Success has no deadline.
Success means attempting to move forward.
Let’s start with understanding the difference between accomplishment and success
Accomplishment is often associated with success, but it is not the same.
Accomplishment refers to the results we desire when we attempt to reach specific goals. Basically, it is the results that we plan or expect to occur.
Success is the positive consequence or outcome of an achieved accomplishment.
So what is needed to succeed in life?
- Physical health: you need to be physically healthy to have the energy to engage in life. If you don’t have a baseline of health you can’t function and can’t be successful.
- Mental fitness: you need to be continuously engaging your mind. Learning and growing, experiencing new ideas, getting better, pursuing mastery, and putting your ideas to work to accomplish your goals.
- Emotional health: you need to be self-aware emotionally, feel good about yourself and have a positive self-image. If you are depressed to the point where you can’t function, you can’t be successful.
- Social health: you need positive relationships in your life and people that love and support you. You have friends and loved ones that you trust to make you a better person and inspire you to be better there are people you can call at any time of the night if you have a problem. Humans are social if you don’t have people you care about and they care about you you can’t be successful.
- Purpose/meaning/spiritual health: you make a positive impact in others’ lives, giving meaning and purpose to your work and daily life. This keeps you focused and inspires you to overcome the day-to-day struggles and setbacks that are a part of everyone’s life.
- Material wealth: there is a basic level of food shelter and clothing that all people need and that is paid for through money. If you are too poor or have too much stress from struggling financially you can’t be successful.
Many people attribute success to how much money they have, what kind of car they drive, or the size of their home. However, should material items really define success?
True success is gained not only from the achievement of our goals but also from the happiness and satisfaction derived from pursuing those goals.
Links and Resources:
Why not join Metropole’s Business Accelerator Mastermind
Learn more about Mark Creedon – Business Coach to some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs
Get a heap of special reports and eBooks here- www.PodcastBonus.com.au
Some of our favourite quotes from the show:
“I believe it’s never too late to start over again, and you are allowed to write your own definition of success.” – Michael Yardney
“You can’t just have a goal, have a dream, you also have to have a plan to get there.” – Michael Yardney
“I don’t think you should define success as material items.” – Michael Yardney
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