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What are you doing to better further your success

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Sandra’s Answer


Your first question should be "what does success mean for me?"

Do you want more money? Do you want to continue to move up into executive level management? Do you want to love your job and your company?

If you want more money, then the answer is probably working hard and finding opportunities to obtain raises or bonus structures.

If you want to move up the ranks into Executive level, then you need to network, work hard, show your worth. Show that you are committed to the company and the people within.

If you simply need to love your job and your company, then figure out what would be your dream job, figure out what it would mean to have that role and if you can succeed in that role. Would it allow you to support a family (if that is your wish), support travel en devours you have (if you so wish).

Ultimately, success is an individual decision. For me, I want to excel in the tasks that I'm assigned and I want to be known as a hard worker and someone that you can rely on. However, I also want my job to be flexible and allow me to have the work/life balance I desire to spend quality time with my family and take family vacations.

Therefore, to succeed for me, I push myself to do my best work each and every day, go above and beyond. Yet, I set expectations that my work day typically ends at a specific time and after that is family time unless there is a high priority task that absolutely cannot wait. Personal time off is uninterrupted, I completely detach myself from my work to ensure that the time with my family is quality.

Sandra recommends the following next steps:

  • Define your personal view of Success

Melissa’s Answer


I would first define what success means to you. Live your life based on what you want and not what society defines success to be. For me, success means to be happy. I am a very passionate person and if I am not passionate about what I am doing, then it is time for a change.  Mind you, I have been with the same company since I graduated college but I have experienced various positions. Over 20 years, I have had several roles that challenged me. Be open to possibilities. Make sure your life is not just your career. You need to have balance. I am a huge advocate of volunteering. I think it is good for the soul.

Mr. Ernst’s Answer


Bryant Y,

I am working learning the landscape of the corporate world, being assertive and keeping a humble demeanor all along the way. I am learning to understand in order to know so I can wisen up. I am learning how to sacrifice in order to find balance. I am learning how to put my dollar to use and how to differentiate between squandering and treating myself to what I deserve. I am learning every second of the day what the world has in store and its source and origins. I am keeping myself mentally and physically active in bettering the lives of others around me. There is no success where selfishness dwells. I am staying on top of keeping my information updated and staying organized. I am learning how to be moderate and prudent with whatever task comes my way and to be as dexterous as possible. I put my spiritual life as a priority and treat my carnal life as a necessity. I keep my ears opened and speak less. Most importantly I understand everything comes in its due season so in the meantime I keep sharpening my craft, skills and knowledge to be better prepared.

I wish you the best on your journey in life.