I wanted to write an article about “getting” to success. Since each person’s version of success is different and we’re all unique individual each of our paths will be different. I want to talk about this path even though yours is different than mine.
There’s a term in gambling called “parlay” defined “as a cumulative series of bets in which winnings accruing from each transaction are used as a stake for a further bet.” Let’s hold onto that thought for a moment but first let’s define several versions of success you might have.
These are just a few, there’s a million ways to define success, which is a complete topic in its own right.
I’ll say that again differently. To become “successful” you have to create the story…this story happens in different ways for different people. But it’s taking a small win and getting another win, taking note of those wins and parlaying them into something bigger and bigger. And maybe “bigger” is the wrong word, but closer, closer and closer to place and a direction you want your life/career to be in.
These wins might come in the form of guest blog posts, small speaking gigs, helping a friend with a logo, setting up meetings with friends as you travel, or hosting dinners with entrepreneurs in your area.
It’s connecting dots (possible opportunities), creating something from nothing and doing that again and again and again.
If you wanted it to build a product you’d find a way to get time to work on it. If you really wanted to start that new hobby you’d sacrifice something to find the time and money to do it.
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