A room packed with multimillionaire entrepreneurs...
The speaker asks, "How many of you have achieved your financial goals?"
80% of the room put their hands up. Most of them didn't have to work another day in their lives.
The speaker then asked,
"How many of you feel like a success?"
80% of the hands that were raised went back down!
Even though they had millions of dollars, they didn't feel like a success!
What are we missing?!?
I came across this story in Simon Sinek's incredible book Start with Why several years ago, and just like in the movie Inception with Leonardo di Caprio, the "smallest seed of an idea grew to define me."
This is why I started Success Engineering because we need to redefine our definition of success.
When Brene Brown was asked,
"Who do you think of when you hear the word successful?"
"I don't picture anybody. I picture the word redefine. My answer is: Be clear that your ladder is leaning against the right building." Brene Brown
Alain du Button (known as the practical philosopher) says,
"Don't give up on your idea of success but make sure they are your own. It's bad enough not getting what you want, but it's worse to have an idea of what you want and to get there and find that it isn't, in fact, what you wanted." Alain de Button
I have interviewed over 100 highly successful people on my Success Engineering, from multimillionaire entrepreneurs to Broadway Directors and Hollywood actors to neuroscientists and international best-selling authors. In every episode, I ask...
"How do you define success?"
I'll be sharing those definitions with you soon.
But before I do, I would genuinely love to hear how you define success.