A Suttle Shift to True Success

A Suttle ShiftFor 2014 to be a successful year, certain things need to happen. Today Debra Poneman, president of Yes to Success, coach to high level entrepreneurs, bestselling authors and celebrities offers some smart advice that will shift your thinking about success.

Watch the video. Then, comment below.

Here are a few takeaways from today’s video:

  • The pursuit of achievement, accumulation, and accomplishment isn’t enough
  • It’s time to include freedom, an opportunity to contribute, and deep human connection in your definition of success
  • Give up who you think you “should” be to be who you really are
  • Vulnerability is the greatest act of courage that you can display
  • Needing to be right, be the best, get the award may be keeping you from true success
  • Those things that make you shake in your boots lead to true success
  • When you hook your success only to a specific title or accumulation, or time in the future the success feels incomplete once achieved
  • Enjoy every step of the process.
  • Gratitude for even the tough knocks makes a difference

Debra Poneman and bestselling author Marci Shimoff, are giving a one year mentoring program – visit www.YourYearofMiracles.com. They will teach anybody how to live a miraculous life. Sustained mentoring, accountability, and new knowledge added at the right time.

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What’s your takeaway from today’s video?

19 thoughts on “A Suttle Shift to True Success

  1. It is about freeedom, but as I have gotten older it really is about mindset that I thinks makes or breaks people and their path to success.

  2. Sustained mentoring, accountability, and new knowledge added at the right time, these are the best things to know to be a successful individual. More power to you. :)

  3. Great video about pursuing one’s dreams and being who you are and not seeking to measure up to other people’s standards. I think with the proper attitude and motivation we can make our dreams come true.

  4. I think I had to be as old as I am right now, 61, to really undertand what you are saying here, and I really appreciate your video. There is a big difference between success and true, or real success. Keep up the good work, and laso have a great year 2014 :)
    Steffen Bieser

  5. Great video and summary provided… Questions, do you think someone can still find success in re-framing achievement, accumulation, and accomplishment into a more introspective thoughtful mission focused on happiness first?

  6. Great question Shawn! Research in the field of positive psychology has made some powerful discoveries – while everyone is born with a happiness set point, you and I have the ability to raise our set point. Developing resourceful ways of viewing challenges and being conscious and at choice in the way we talk to ourselves about life circumstances makes the difference. Happiness…peace…ease… that’s the state from which we make our best decisions. Being “happy” first puts our minds in the highest functioning state. That means we don’t need to wait for, search for, or long for happiness. Noticing and appreciating what we already have to appreciate aligns our mindset with our mission in the most resourceful way. The happy side effect is achievement, accumulation and accomplishment.

  7. Thanks Steffen! As I read your comment I’m imagining how impactful it would be if the principles of true success were taught in elementary schools, and required courses for teachers and parents.

  8. Thanks Ann. I recently heard poet Maya Angelou respond to the question, “Where are you most at peace?” Her answer – inside myself. I believe that we can train our “inner critic” (which ultimately exists to protect and take care of us) to become our “inner coach” encouraging us to frame life situations in ways that help us see feelings as indicators of what’s important to us, and help us to grow, connect, and stay actively involved in our life’s desires.

  9. It’s a very deep subject – which you have covered very well in such a short video. The definition of success is very subjective – someone else commented earlier that happiness was important….

    I think happiness is the key part of success – trying for too much can all too often lead to problems and unfortunately the ‘Peter principle’ is more prevalent than many people think,

  10. You cannot have pursuit of achievement, without freedom. Thanks for such a great webinar.

  11. That’s an interesting perspective on the pursuit of achievement Mahesh. We can all be grateful for the freedom to pursue achievement.
    What’s also true is there are people who achieve high positions and presigue who feel trapped by their lifestyle and unfulfilled. Those people would benefit by your words. At any time they choose, they have the freedom to pursue more self-satisfying achievements that hold meaning and value to them. Thanks for your comments.

  12. There are many salient points in this video, but if I were to identify the one that most resonates with me, it would be the notion of freedom as a component of success. Work success defines many of us. Client satisfaction, the goal to achieve, and making money traditionally factor into one’s perception of their success. The freedom of choice is a luxury we sometimes deny ourselves. The ability to use time to do things other than work is something that is now on my list of personal goals for the new year. Thanks for the thought-provoking piece, and best wishes to you in 2014.

  13. Love the way you framed “the freedom of choice” Terri! Glad to hear that 2014 will include non-work related goals for you. I too made a point to include personal desires onto my list of goals.

  14. The idea of “Giving Back” speaks to me of the concept of Leaving a Legacy. That’s some true leadership.

  15. Yes, there are a lot of different definitions of success Rob. For me, success must include a sense of self fulfillment. Before I included that, I was living someone else’s version of a successful life. That shift changed the direction of my career. What’s your definition of success?