Success Means Giving ‘Your Own’ Meaning to Life

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Success Means Giving ‘Your Own’ Meaning to Life

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We need to determine our own standards of success.

Measure your success based on your internal standards.

Success means something different to each of us. Success can be defined by earning a great deal of money, having a family or other achievements.  The commonality of true success is defined by internal rather than external focus. In other words, success is based on what we think rather than others.

This explains why people, despite their monetary achievements do not feel successful. Instead of determining their personal success, they’ve matched their success to an external measurement. When we determine the standards of our particular success, there is no such thing as failure. Consider someone who enjoys running three miles daily. His friends suggest he compete in one of the local 5K races. He says he doesn’t want to compete and continues to enjoy is three-mile run. I know many people who would say he needs to compete to see if he can improve his time and how he measures against other runners.  Our runner has no need to compete to determine success—it’s only about the running and how he feels about it.

What do you think about your own success? How good does it feel and how is it measured?

Lisbeth  helps  businesses build loyal relationships with their customers through communication training and customer retention strategies. She can be reached through her web site:

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About the Author:

Lisbeth Calandrino is an award winning trainer, entrepreneur, and blogger and has spent over twenty years developing custom tailored marketing and customer service programs for businesses. Her recently published book, Red Hot Customer Service, 35 Sizzling Ways to Heat up Your Business and Ignite Your Sales defines the steps necessary to build a competitive advantage and turn great companies into unforgettable or red hot companies. Lisbeth admits that much of her knowledge came from her Italian grandfather who despite very little formal education and a limited English vocabulary, managed to became both successful and wealthy. Lisbeth has wonderful stories about Grandpa DiBiagio’s and her time spent learning how to managing Grandpa’s fruit stand. Because of Lisbeth’s experience as a business owner, having been the managing partner and owner of 7 furniture and carpet stores for 14 years, she is able to bring her extensive business knowledge and experience to all of her clients. Lisbeth’s awards include executive of the year award from the International Executive Association, Albany chapter (a business networking group) and first place honors in an international marketing contest for alternative medicine. A two time cancer survivor, she has spoken extensively about her experiences of cancer, offering words of comfort and inspiration. As an activist, Lisbeth has initiated and contributed to many charitable causes. She has worked with at-risk youth, spoken out against injustice and advocated to and helped to build resources for women. As a presenter, Lisbeth Calandrino is highly motivational, information-rich, and very entertaining. Her acute business sense, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy and fun sense of humor make her a dynamic presenter. Lisbeth is a member of New York, Historic Albany Foundation, educational director of Business Referrals Networking Group and member of the board of directors of the Animal Protective Foundation of Scotia, New York.

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