Why Do People Still MEASURE Success In Terms Of MONEY?
As I move along my journey and build my business, I continue to wonder why do people still measure success in terms of money?
It is an aspect of being an Online Entrepreneur that makes me shudder and I liken it to walking up to people offline and boldly asking:
So how much money do you make?!
It is a point of attraction and curiosity though because, in the eyes of society, it is the ultimate measure.
Consider Some Other Measures
Thanks to my training and support at Wealthy Affiliate (WA), I have been able to build and diversify my online income, going from 0 to 6-figures in just over a year.
With this revenue foundation, I am now focused on taking my Affiliate earnings to that level over the next 2 years.
In the process, I have realised many other successes that are even more valuable than a 6-figure or 7-figure income.
Here are a few:
1. Acquisition of New Skills
When I started out I was ignorant of all this online business "stuff". That is exactly what I called it - STUFF!
SEO, backlinks, no follow, Affiliate Marketing, blogging, H2 headers, meta tags - they all sounded as though they came from an alien language to me.
To think that in under 2 years, I was able to not just learn about all these terms but also leverage my new skills to sell services to others is beyond me.
I could easily stay on this track and build a million-dollar, international agency helping others to grow their businesses.
2. Stories That Change Lives
I am enjoying being discovered by people all over the world.
You know you are on the right track when you share your content and people reach out to you to say that your article helped them or inspired them to do something they never thought they could.
That happens to so many of us every day here in WA and on our websites through our blog posts.
You are here because you read content from one of our members and became inspired to use this journey to change your life.
I made the decision to sidestep from corporate life and the traditional 6 AM to 8 PM grind (sorry, 8 to 4 or 9 to 5 is a myth) because I wanted freedom. REAL freedom!
The freedom to make my own decisions, steer my own life course, work when and how I want to and with whom I want to, support my daughter's learning and development, frame my own vision and achieve my mission.
More importantly, I want the freedom to help others in a life-changing and meaningful way.
I have that! YOU have that!
4. Unconditional Support
I left the best for last.
We all know that WA is not perfect. What environment, community or organisation is?
More than anything though, the greatest value that we have here lies in the support that we get in our community.
You can ask anything here and reach out to anyone. I am quite certain that you will not be disappointed in the response that you receive and, you WILL receive responses
Just ask Hugh, our Curious Guru. Some of his questions throw me off my chair.
Never in a million years would I have ever imagined finding a community like WA and every single day I express my gratitude for finding my way here . . . home.
You all inspire me, motivate me, kick me when I need it and push me harder than I ever thought possible to achieve success and make better of myself.
THAT, my friends, is for me, the ultimate success.
How do you measure success?