The TRUE Measure of Success

Last Update: April 06, 2016

I'm often asked "Steve, how much money do you make per month?" Quite often, in fact. Maybe a little too often.

I hate this question because A. It's fairly rude! and B. Income "proof" is easily faked.

Instead, what I like to share are my photos from trips we've taken around the world. These can't be faked and it does prove that I'm able to live the lifestyle I often talk about.

Here are a few of my previous posts in case you've missed some of them...

12 Months of Travel

I've Got the Freedom to Work Anywhere in the World

Where I've Been Lately (Spoiler: Ireland)

The Greatest Perk Internet Marketing Has to Offer

Photography is easily my biggest hobby, second only to travel. Good thing they go hand-in-hand as this allows me to share my travels with all of you.

Mind you, I didn't join Wealthy Affiliate last year, or even the year before that. I joined back in 2009 and have been busting my butt ever since.

We recently just got back from a long trip. Amanda and I spent most of March in Los Angeles and Hawaii on the Big Island and Maui. I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the trip.

The first few days were spent around LA. We got to see some interesting sights around Venice Beach...

And the Santa Monica Pier...

Before heading to the Big Island to see the still active volcano...

And again at night...

We were able to walk through the now-cooled lava tubes as well...

And then we were off to Maui. If you've read any of my posts in the past, you'll know I have an unhealthy obsession with taking whale tours...

But I mean, come on, how could you not...

We did spend some time off the water. Here's Amanda and I at the end of one of our hikes where we found a heart-ish shaped rock...

It's also not Hawaii without a few waterfalls...

And honestly, nothing beats a Maui sunset...

They're unbelievably gorgeous.

The trip wasn't all pleasure either. We did plan the trip to meet another WA member.

That's DomW. He joined Wealthy Affiliate through me way back in 2012 and we've really been friends ever since. He did blog about the trip from his perspective here: Meeting My Mentor in Maui

It was an honor to finally meet him. I had been offering him guidance since he's joined, and these days he's inspiring ME. I even find myself turning to him for advice these days. Funny how that works.

Being able to meet Dom in Maui proves one thing really:

My story isn't unique.

And that's a good thing.

It just means that any one currently reading this post is more than capable of creating the life they want to achieve. Dom and I aren't special. We're hard workers. We know what we want to achieve in life and don't stop until we're there.

Always remember that.

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Alpha-KoR Premium
Thanks, I really enjoyed reading that!
IveTriedThat Premium
You're welcome Daniel!
MrsKiersten Premium
This is great motivation to stick with this program. Thanks for sharing!
IveTriedThat Premium
For sure! Thanks for viewing!
RTejeda Premium
Thanks, Steve for sharing those beautiful pictures. I think the true measure of success is not how much money you make, the true measure is freedom to enjoy the full lifestyle.
IveTriedThat Premium
Agreed. Money is nice, but the freedom and flexibility to do what you want is much, much nicer.
Sheila50 Premium
Beautiful pictures and I love the way to show us not tell us your success!
IveTriedThat Premium
It's the best proof that I have! And I'm not that talented with Photoshop lol
StuartI Premium
Great post!
IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks for taking the time to read Stuart :)
StuartI Premium
Your story is pretty inspirational!
IveTriedThat Premium
Like I said, it's not even unique! Hard work and determination got me here.