How Do You Become A Success Without TAKING CHANCES?

Last Update: September 09, 2021

The short answer is, you don't! To quote Estée Lauder:

"No one ever became a success without taking chances.

One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay."

Success, like life, is about taking risks. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

My Love Affair With Perfume


My first perfume, as a teenager was Estée Lauder's, Youth Dew. Like many people, I was of the view that perfume was only worn when you had somewhere to go. But, Estée Lauder changed that for me.

The more I researched her life, passions and motivation the more I grew to love her. Still, to this day, the only perfumes I wear are Estée Lauder's perfumes. Beautiful is now my preferred choice and I wear perfume all the time - for my enjoyment.

My love affair with perfume resulted in a love affair with me, thanks to Estée Lauder.

Our Life Stories Change Lives


As I wore her perfume, I would lay for hours in my room absorbing her life stories and how passionate she was about helping women to see the beauty in themselves.

"Estée was the quintessential entrepreneur who refused to listen to experts or settle for anything less than the very best. She constantly challenged the status quo and is described as someone you simply couldn’t say no to." (SOURCE: elcompanies.com)

Estée Lauder's life stories inspired and motivated me at a very young age. They helped me to imagine how I wanted to be and then gave me much-needed insight into what it took to achieve success.

And isn't that what we, as Content Marketers, also aim to do? Inspire and motivate others to take action?

Each Story Is Unique


Our Queen of No Fluff, Diane, has launched a series of WA blog posts called In The Scorpion's Den.

It provides an up-close and very personal interview with our WA members. The opportunity to get into their psyche and understand their life stories and what motivates them is priceless.

Rightly so, the Queen launched her series with Prince Partha, our man of few words whose love for us knows no bounds.

From the Prince, I have learned that without a resilient mindset and the discipline to write every SINGLE day, I may never succeed in Content & Affiliate Marketing.

When he shares that, it is from a position of experience. That is what life stories give us and each one of us will take away something different and something that we need to help us on our journey.

It Feels Good To Step Into The Light


2 years ago, I would not have been comfortable sharing my life stories. This week I felt honoured and humbled that Diane invited me to lean in and share some of my life stories.

Being a member of WA continues to be cathartic for me and I am grateful for every opportunity to share and pay it forward.

I hope that our experiences help you as you strengthen your commitment to succeed online and I look forward to reading your life stories in The Scorpion's Den.

Thank you!

Cassi

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brichnow21 Premium
Through enjoyed your story, Cassi!
Later, while reflecting, I remembered your advice to newcomers, and this one really resonated !
"Spend more time working on your site, than hanging on with members!"
Reminded me of the WAtercooler...
Wonderful for break time, but can't be 24/7!
Looking forward to more of the Scorpion's Den!
Best!
Barb
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Barb, this is great!

"Reminded me of the WAtercooler...
Wonderful for break time, but can't be 24/7!"

So very true.
I usually take a brief look through WA 1st thing in the morning.
Then I go off to work on and in my online businesses.
When that is done, I dive in to socialising in WA.

It works seamlessly!

Thank you for your kind sentiments.
Cassi
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brichnow21 Premium
I was just thinking that very thing today, Cassi!
I need to use this community as a award, perhaps instead of constant inspiration!
Both are necessary, but if I'm not taking action, I earn the regret, and can only applaud others successes.
Will try something new tomorrow!
We're waiting on hurricane Nicholas, so plenty of home time to work!
No excuses! ...Unless power goes out! LOL
Barb
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
So on point with that, Barb.
Use WA as a reWArd. 🙂

The hurricanes have been hitting hard again this year.
So far, we have been spared in the southern Caribbean.

Buckle down and please keep safe and in touch.

Cassi
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Teasmade Premium
Lovely story Cassi, so interesting to learn what things influence inspiring women like yourself!
Have you heard of this book, just out? I think you’d like it.
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Jenny, the book seems to be right up my alley!
Thank you for sharing.

I have learned so much from reading the life stories of many successful people, especially women.
Women intrigue me, more so those who have been able to succeed with their femininity intact, with grace and with a legacy of family and community.

It is what I have in my vision for my own personal brand, Cassi Of Troy.

I am going to get my hands on the book and dive in.

It is so very good of you to share it with me.

Have a good day.

Cassi
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Teasmade Premium
Pleasure. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you developed your own perfume?
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
You know.
It is actually something I have thought about.
I travelled a lot to France and often wondered through boutique perfumes.

Who knows?
That could very well happen. 🙂

Cassi
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Teasmade Premium
And Cassi of Troy would be a great name for a perfume! Oh I do hope you go for it….I promise I’ll buy some 😀
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
I appreciate your support and encouragement, Jenny.

Thank you.
Cassi
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Dhind1 Premium
I enjoyed reading your story in The Scorpion's Den. Thank you for sharing.

Alex
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
You are welcome, Alex.

I look forward to maybe reading your story as well.

Have a good day.

Cassi
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Dhind1 Premium
I need to write my story first. But, thank you.

Alex
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Looking forward, Alex.
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RCanty Premium
Thank you for a brief look into your life. While I cannot remember such influences in my life, I am certain that most of my hope and dreams were seeds planted by some means. I know I did not go it alone.

Thank you,
Canty
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Canty, there are always influences, some more powerful than we know.
From a sentence in a book to the ongoing support of others.

As much as we think so, we hardly go it "alone".

Have a good day.

Cassi
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Christorv Premium Plus
Hello there Cassi,

Reading your posts have always been quite inspiring. It is one of those that made me do a rethink and take a chance to repivot my online journey when I took a sabbatical a few months back.

Took the chance and am quite glad I did, slowly taking shape this new path but I love it.

Great advice as always, chance taking- do it everyone and grow, dont be afraid 🤣
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
That's it, Chris!

Take the chance and follow through.

Thank you for sharing.
Cassi
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