Robert Kiyosaki, Investor, Entrepreneur, Financial Education Advocate and Author once said,
“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.”
I’d like to substitute a few of his words with a few of my own. I believe, “The most successful people in the world, (you don’t have to be rich to be successful), build relationships, often through networking. They seek first to help others and if they are authentic, success follows.”
My definition of success starts with values. A few of my personal values are integrity, authenticity and servant leadership; do what you say you will do, be real/be yourself and be available to support and help others. These values cannot be demonstrated without involving others and involving others is the beginning of building relationships. Relationships are not built without effort and sometimes maintaining relationships takes even more effort. At the end of it all though, is where success lives.
Success to me is knowing that I have stood solid in my beliefs, even when I have stood alone. It is being able to be myself and not pretend through actions or words that I am someone else. It is seeing others whom I have supported in some way, big or small, become stronger in themselves and confident in their journey to success as they define it.
What drives your definition of success? Check off all that apply and add some of your own.