Success breeds success
Hello to you and good morning! If success breeds success, what happens if you do not have success? I think we all meet here on WA because we are thriving for a successful online experience, granting us extra or more income/revenue, learning within our community, sharing inspiration and motiveat ourselves and others to pursue and not to give up.
But: How do I define success? This is a very personal thing. Success to me always was achieving the goals I set - but recently I gathered that these goals were mostly set in accordance with beliefs developed in my childhood. And I have not stopped searching for new goals widening my horizons since.
My mindset was competitive on the one side and at the same time I believed in cooperation. As long as I remember I tried to cooperate within competitive environments and sometimes it worked but at the end of the day when you are in the sales business, you win, if you make a sale and your competitor loses. And I often did not make the sale. For me the online business is a chance to combine creativity with service for the customer and not having to directly compete.
Success for me is mainly divided into two different fields of aspects:
1. Financial success: this is the easiest aspect for measuring. You simply look at your incoming revenue and if you do it in a sophisticated way, you deduct your costs.
2. Maintaining my spiritual balance: here it becomes complex. This is the major challenge when dealing with high hopes and low results. This morning I realized that I had worked for a project for weeks and now made the sale but at the time when I had to arrange the offer to be made, I had simply handed on the offer which the manufacturer had sent to me directly, to the client. Facit: NO earnings for me because the manufacturer had forgotten about my role!! I do not buy myself, I just manage the sales for him and earn a commission from him. BUT I did not check the prices. Simple really. Unpleasant consequences and wholly my own fault for being so slack in not checking what I would send on.
I immediately fell into a hole of dark feelings and wanted to escape. But where to?
So I decided to take action and tackle the next project taking the lesson to never ever again being so slack about conveying information on pricing.
An hour later I feel all strong again, having overcome my own foolishness and slackness, taking the lesson learnt with me to get up and draw up my day´s list with new tasks to accomplish.
My today´s results in success: Success is not confined to earning money. It is every day´s action, it is lessons learnt from your own action, it is taking responsibility for what turned out a downer and see your own part in why it happened and earn the insight what to do differently next time.
Have a lovely day!!
All the best, Sabine
P.S.: This is my first BLOG ever on the internet.