My passion in life is to help other people be successful, whether that be my children, my clients, or my work colleagues. With a background in education and as a holistic health and wellbeing owner I thrive by helping others.
So I would love to share with you some top tips on success to enable you to have that success smile too.
Success means different things to different people, but regardless of what success means to you right now, I believe it’s important to celebrate your successes, no matter how big or small. We are programmed by society to focus on things that haven’t gone well and more often than not we don’t celebrate the success that we have achieved! Celebrating our wins helps to give us confidence, focus on the positive and provides the motivation to keep pushing forward.
There is a well-known acronym for success that I used to base a recent training on for my team:
S. see and set your goal
U. understand there will be obstacles
C. create a positive mental picture
C. clear your mind of self-doubt
E. embrace the challenge and the change
S. stay on track
S. show the world you can
See and Set Your Goal
I am forever talking about the importance of goal setting, but did you know that humans tend to overestimate what they can achieve in a short space of time but drastically underestimate what they can achieve in a longer time frame? I am definitely guilty of this. Then the feeling of overwhelm hits when you don’t get through your daily to do list! But when I look at what I have achieved over the two years in my business I can’t deny that I am perfectly on track for my five-year goal, and that is because I had the belief breathed into me that I should dream big! That feels good.
So my advice is to dream big! Set yourself a goal for five years from now or ten years from now. Then you must work backwards and set lots of other goals and deadlines along the way to help you achieve your overall goal. I’m a big believer in the law of attraction, but you must also take ALIGNED ACTION. It doesn’t work if you’re saying you want one thing but not living your life in a way to allow your wants and desires to manifest.
Understand There Will Be Challenges and Obstacles.
Ok, so over the past few months everything has been very surreal and we have all faced many challenges and obstacles as business owners and in life! So if your business is still standing right now, then that in itself is a huge achievement! But guess what? Life always has its challenges. Sometimes this can be a test of how much you really want that success. Remember that you can’t always control what happens, but you can always control how you respond and react to what has happened. I see many people with a ‘Why me? Why does this always happen to me? Why doesn’t anything ever go right for me?’ mind set. If this resonates with you, try moving from ‘Why has this happened to me?’ to ‘What is the learning opportunity for me here? How can I use this lesson to move forward?’ I personally believe that something that can be perceived as failure is actually just a lesson and a stepping stone on your way to success.
I also believe that everyone’s mental health will have been affected to some degree by the situation the world has found itself in, so some days your success might simply be that you got out of bed and had a wash! Celebrate it! Be kind to yourself too.
Create a Positive Mental Picture
Visualise your future success! Create a vision board of all the wonderful things you want in your life. If you had the success you wanted NOW, how would you show up? Is it differently to how you are currently presenting yourself? How would you feel if you had that success? Hold onto that feeling in the here and now. Remember that every time you state what you want or believe, you are the first person to hear that. Breathe belief into yourself juts as you would to a friend who told you about their goals and dreams. If you met your future successful self, what advice would you give to current day you?
Clear Your Mind of Self Doubt
Comparison is the thief of joy. Do you look at other people and think ‘It’s easy for them, they’ve got more followers than me/secured more funding than me/have more connections than me’? This isn’t the case. Anyone who has been successful has worked for it. Even if they look like an overnight success, all you see is the tip of the iceberg. Underneath the surface is the resilience, doubters, hard work, rejection, failure and so much more. Stay in your own lane and embrace your own journey. At the same time celebrate those other people’s successes! Learn from those who have been successful in your industry too. Remember, if they can do it, you can do it. You were not put on this earth to stay small. You can have, be or do anything that you want. BELIEVE! Thomas Eddison had around 1000 unsuccessful attempts inventing the lightbulb before he actually nailed it!
Embrace The Challenge and Change.
Most people like to stay in their comfort zone, but the greatness happens just outside of your comfort zone. Have you got butterflies in your tummy when you think of your business goal? That’s good! If it helps, then reframe that nervousness as excitement. Your brain can’t tell the difference between the two. Humans actually thrive when practising self-development, so bear in mind it’s not just the ultimate success when you achieve your goal that’s worthwhile, it’s who you become and how you develop as a person on your journey along the way.
Stay on Track
For me a miracle morning is key. I am not always consistent but my day flows so much better when I start with a miracle morning. If this is something you haven’t heard of before a great place to start is with Hal Elrod’s book on the subject. Also this is where your time management is key. Scheduling, planning the week ahead on Sundays, or planning the next day the night before and actually sticking to the things you’ve said you were going to do are important to be successful. Don’t get side tracked by answering emails during a time you said you were going to focus on building your website. Can you find a business accountability buddy to help you stay focussed on your goal?
Show The World You Can
By following all the other steps to success you should now be in a position to show the world you can do it! Be resilient, don’t give up, take aligned actions and take small steps daily to move towards that big goal and there is no doubt that you will eventually get there. I’m looking forward to celebrating your success in the future!
For more information on the law of attraction, the miracle morning, guided visualisation and manifestation or simply to connect, you can find me on Instagram www.instagram.com/kathysaramccann or my Facebook business page as Kathy McCann.