What a word. Few terms in the English language can have so many meanings. Ask 100 people how they define success and you’ll get 100 different answers. For some, success involves some sort of accumulation of money and/or possessions as a result of their efforts. For others, success may be simply a better world than when they started. How do you define success?
The term ‘success‘ by definition is the desired outcome of a specific effort or attempt. Seems simple enough I suppose. But what is that desired outcome? Coming up with an answer is more difficult than it seems.
Personally, I’m not really motivated by trophies. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things as much as the next guy – and being able to purchase a full season ticket package to the Grand Rapids Griffins for the first time this past summer was a big deal to me and definitely symbolic of success. But most of the time, the simple fact that I get to work out of my home helping small businesses improve their operations is rewarding and motivating enough to keep me going.
However, there has been one goal that I’ve been working toward that has always sort of been in the back of my mind. And this month we have finally made that a reality. Last week, Angie notified her employer of 12 years that she is resigning her position in order to be a stay at home mom.
This is of course going to be huge for everyone – with two young boys at home everyone is going to be much happier – and I will be able to get more work done during the day.
So I just wanted to take a moment to say a heartfelt THANK YOU everyone for the continued support – from the dozens of awesome clients I’ve had the privilege to serve over the course of past four plus years, to my associates without whom I could never provide the level of service necessary to achieve any level of success. I also want to thank my friends and family – without their support, patience, feedback, encouragement and love I’d never have made it even this far. And while I know there’s still a long way to go, this is one milestone I want to acknowledge and celebrate.