What does Phenomenal Success mean to you?

I’ve been busy working on my free report “Top 10 Tips to achieving Phenomenal Success” that will be available on my website from Monday and I pondered the following question:

Why is it that people who have success in many areas of their life only focus on the area that to them is the least successful?

It’s a situation that I’m only too familiar with and one which I recognise well particularly when I suffered miscarriage after miscarriage before my son was born.  I used to sob at my husband and anyone else who would listen “why can I be so successful at everything else but not manage to achieve this? I’m just useless”

I see it in the clients I work with, some will say “Why am I such a failure at everything?” when they’re actually very successful but struggling to find the right partner. Others will bemoan their inability to ever get a ‘good’ job despite being hugely successful in everything else they do and not seeing the successes they have on a daily basis in their work.

Most of us however, see ourselves as failures because we spend too much time comparing ourselves with everyone else.  How often have you found yourself envying someone else’s lifestyle, job, wardrobe? Believing they really had it all and were totally successful in every area of their life?  And how often have you got to know that person and realised that yes, they had a lot of material success but felt abject failures because something within their lives, something not outwardly visible, wasn’t right or working for them?

We spend so much time judging people on their material success but how often do we stop and ask if they feel truly successful?

Some of the most successful people I know, and I’m not talking about multi-millionaires here, are those people who have managed to achieve a balance in all areas of their lives.  They’re continually growing and learning but they’re happy with themselves. They don’t feel the need to compete with others and they don’t necessarily have the fast cars, designer wardrobes, exotic holidays or masses of cash in off-shore accounts!  These are people who are happy with their lives exactly the way they are, they live the life they want on their terms and that in turn makes them feel Phenomenally Successful.

Phenomenal Success means something different to everyone I work with, I’d love to know:

What’s your idea of Phenomenal Success? Why?

What do you need or want in your life to make you truly happy?

Why will that make you happy and successful?

Leave me a comment with your thoughts, i’d love to hear them

Planning for Phenomenal Success!

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

What can seem like an uphill struggle suddenly peters out and you find yourself walking along a lovely plateau, giving you chance to catch your breath and gather your thoughts.

It feels as if I’ve hit that stage.  Although I’ve spent just over 3 years Bouncing Back, those of you who know me or follow this blog will know that it’s been far from easy. There have been plenty of times where I’ve felt like I was wading through treacle, taking 3 steps foward and 2 steps back and even more times where I’ve just wanted to jack it all in.

Yes, even the Bounce Back Queen has her off days!

This last month has been yet another turning point, my new website is well on its way to becoming live, my new Bounce Back Programmes are ready to be launched and I’ve got a host of speaking engagements lined up.  Success is one thing, Phenomenal Success something totally different – and everyone’s idea of Phenomenal Success is different.  For some it’s a big house, lots of money, a fast car and exotic holidays for others, it can be a safe and secure home environment knowing that there’s plenty of money left over after paying the bills to lavish treats on the family.

Create your own vision of Phenomenal Success then take the steps you need to take to get there.  It’s your life and your vision – enjoy every second of it.

So, if you’re still struggling to Bounce Back from bankruptcy, business failure, divorce or any one of a myriad of life’s challenges remember, it’s not easy, I never promised it would be, but if you keep on putting one foot in front of the other you will be successful and once you’ve tasted that success, continue putting one foot in front of the other to achieve Phenomenal Success.

That’s what I’ve done.

And now I’m off out to dodge showers with the roof down on my new car and look forward to my summer holiday to St Tropez (12 months ago you might as well have told me I’d be booking a holiday to the moon it seemed that unachievable)!