You want to be successful.

But what does that even mean? And if you’re not quite sure, how will you know when you have it?

Is it a million dollars?

That’s what I thought, too. Then I got it and it wasn’t what I thought it would be. And since I wasn’t ready for it, most of it went down the drain.

Is it a huge house?

Had that one, too. But after the novelty wore off, I realized how silly it was to have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms that I never used.

Is it a fancy car?

I’ll admit, high-end luxury vehicles are fun to drive. But at some point the four-figure payment and premium gas prices will make you question your decision.

That’s my personal experience, though. If millions of dollars, mansions, and G-Wagons are what success looks like to you, I’m not judging.

You do you.

After a decade of chasing money, I came to realize that the most valuable currency in the universe is … time.

You can always make more money, but time is something you never get back.

For many of the “successful” people I know, time is an event. Having time to do the things they love to do, to spend time with the ones they love, is an exception, not the rule.

Success, to me, looks like serving tens of thousands of people, without my physical presence, in exchange for a very healthy (but not millionaire) income, while having twelve hours a day to read books, write, work out, watch basketball, cook my HelloFresh meals, and spend time with my favorite people.

All while driving a modest BMW, not a swanky Mercedes. And only having one bedroom I don’t use. For when Mom visits.

So, the question of the day is this…

What does success look like for you?


I invite you to DM me on Instagram with a one-paragraph description of your personal vision of success.

But before you do that, be sure to listen to today’s episode with John Gray, who shares his own inspiring story about redefining success!

Source: When Mother Nature Rages, Human Nature Shines

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