Jaime Radow Life Coach Personal Brand Consultant Life Support
SUCCESS & HUMANITY
September 2, 2014
If we look at the most iconic, “successful” people in history, they embodied the ideal of being well rounded human beings who through their cultivation of character, grit, exercise of imagination, and wonder about the human condition, provided industry interruptions, or collective perception shifts that have been the true game changers in our world and our realities.
Most true success stories are brought about with creativity, resourcefulness, determination, and courage. Yet, when you ask people what the word "success" means to them there is an underlying theme that is pretty consistent. There are usually thoughts around having more than enough money, being in a professional position that is recognized with respect or accolades, and having the freedom to do as they so choose. More focus is on the end result and less about what it took take to get there.
Developing many aspects of your personality and potential, not only the aspects driven by what will supposedly bear the most financial fruit, or attract the most admiration, is imperative in order to create meaningful connections. Ironically, these connections are the keys to the aforementioned definition of success.
You want to make more money? Connect with your clients on a more human level, listen, be present and authentic. Through your genuine interest, you will create long-term relationships built on trust.
You want respect and accolades? Connect with your community, if not for pure enjoyment or moral responsibility then for the sake of curiosity. By understanding the hopes and fears of those around you, you may attract and serve your clients more effectively, regardless of your profession. Your actions and initiative will be admired and appreciated.
You want freedom? In cultivating yourself as a human being, you gain an appreciation of beauty, and a sense of responsibility regarding your place in this world. These understandings are what give life meaning and individuals a sense of personal purpose. When you are clear on who you are and what you believe, what others think becomes much less important. Life becomes much more gratifying when you unchain yourself from the projected truths of others and discover your own.