What Do You Want To Achieve By Being Successful?

I am in the midst of a business building course that I love.

Not only does the course material start right at the beginning of the adventure but the coach is delightful, funny young woman who takes no prisoners! That might sound like an oxymoron but I love her. She is smart, she is funny, she takes it as well as she dishes it. She knows her stuff and she paid her dues getting to where she is. So she asks the same commitment from her students. She asks pointed questions that a) make you think and b) enable you to find answers that only you can find. She can’t tell you what your business should look like – that’s a from-the-heart and from-the-gut kind of entity – but she sure knows how to lead the questioning so your internal jury comes up with the right answers. Yup, she is a legal beagle and I can only imagine her fortitude in a courtroom!

That is an intro to this post.

The course section I am working on right now asks what I want to achieve by being successful.

And this brings me to you.

Yes, I am building my business for all the usual self-serving reasons, especially making sure my retirement looks like I imagined… but I also want to find a way to empower you to ante up and do the same. I listen to my j.o.b. colleagues whinge about their pension expectations, or what age they have to work until, and I have to shake my head. I realize a lot of it is personality, but I just cannot imagine sitting back and being unhappy about something I have the power to try and rectify.

How about you?

Would you like to know you have all your debts gone by retirement without down-grading your lifestyle?

Would you like to know you can make some fun choices without worrying about budget?

Would you like to commit to some planned giving without concern for how to fund it?

Would you like to do the traveling you didn’t do after high school?

What I want to do is entice you to take a chance. Take a chance on yourself! What I offer you are the tools to shorten your journey. When I came on-line, all I knew is that I wanted to do something about my financial situation. I had no idea what that was or how to go about it, or even where to look. I just plugged every search phrase I could think of into Google; the only solid piece of knowledge I had was that my son-in-lieu had had an on-line job for a short while.

That was my Sunday morning for a number of weeks.

Until one Sunday I found what I didn’t know I was looking for. The potential to earn some serious money, try something complete new and intriguing, not venture too far out of my comfort zone, and be my own boss. This was a win/win/win/win possibility.

Now don’t get me wrong. It has been some pretty taxing brain work. I have followed some false leads. I have wasted some time mining fool’s gold. I have tried courses that weren’t worth the keyboarding effort.

Those are the experiences I bring to the table for you. I want to save you the money, the stress, the frustration of making all the same mistakes I did. And in helping you have success, I complete my journey and find my own success.

By being successful, I know that some of my on-line peers have reclaimed their dreams; I know that a group of women have proven themselves… to family, friends, themselves; and best of all, I have some new friends. It may sound simple, but it spells success to me.

How will you answer this question when you get to it? What do you want to achieve by being successful?

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19 Responses to What Do You Want To Achieve By Being Successful?


  • Well, to answer it simply, by being successful at what I am doing, my hope is that I can make a difference in the mindset of people that they can take control of their health. If I am successful in doing that, it means that they too will spread the word. And lastly, my success, means that I will one day leave a stronger foundation and legacy for my kids, that they can explore ways to make a difference of their own, without having to focus too much on finances.
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  • I really hate those types of questions – the answers always sound so cliched!

    But truthfully, for me success would be being able to retire at a reasonable age and enjoy some of the wonderful things life has to offer before I am too old to enjoy them.

    I love my j-o-b but I don’t want to work for ever!

    Besides I have a friend on the West Coast that I need to be able to see a bit more often 🙂
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  • Great question Agnes.

    Very simple: I want my mother to enjoy her retirement without a care in the world.
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  • Great post Agnes, and I only wish I had know about online marketing before I retired. I am working hard to supplement my pension which I wish I could have done 8 years ago when I retired, but I am getting there. All the best.
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  • By being successful I want to help others live a successful life, and at the same time accomplishing my own goals. I’ve always loved helping others, and I’ve finally found a way where I can do it on my own terms, without a boss. I also want more time with my mother, sister, and boyfriend.
    Keri Kight recently posted…Have you lost your voice?My Profile

  • I’ve written down not only what I think “success” means to me, but everything that I want to accomplish – and how much it will cost. For the rest of my life. Then I backed that out to what I need to make a year to make it happen, and what I need to do to get to my “Magic Number” in my business.

    Next year I’ll be presenting my first Live Event in London, and the following year I’ll be in Australia. But when I make so much that my husband no longer has to work, I will be truly uber-successful! 🙂
    Amethyst Mahoney recently posted…From Abuse to SuccessMy Profile

    • Reverse engineering the numbers is a great way to determine how the growth of your business should go. Congratulations on your live events and Good Luck on fulfilling your goals!

  • Being successful is getting out of debt, helping people use healthy goat milk soap, visiting my children and grandchildren, and helping those in need.
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    • I love the way so many women talk about their children when they answer this question! Good luck with your goals! (I have seen pictures of your goat milk soap, Debbie – I’d be tempted to put it on a cheese platter and eat it!! Love goat cheese, and your soap looks so inviting!)

  • Success to me is freedom. Having the freedom to do what you choose to do rather than what you have to do! Great post Agnes.
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  • Maybe it’s because I’m so tired lately, but for me my number #1 Success Statement is “The power to be in charge of my Alarm clock”. It sounds pretty shallow, but it’s the darn truth!! I do want to be able to help and serve others though! But I want to be able to do that without the bleary of eyes of having been up since 4am!

    Thanks for a very thought provoking and insightful post. Seeing as we are both being trained by the same precious lady I KNOW what you write about all that as the truth!
    Kim Steadman recently posted…Rearranging the Filing Cabinet of Your Mind: Empty Nest is Not EmptyMy Profile

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