Why Success Isn't Always About Making 6-Figures

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You've gotta love the small things. Sometimes it's the slightly more insignificant things that have the greatest impact on our lives.

I've just put the phone down from a client who's declared with much glee and delight that she's just taken on a housekeeper - someone to do the cleaning, ironing, washing, shopping, meal-prep, errand running AND dog walking!

That's a BIG deal! I remember when I first took on support in my business and personal life. I'm not kidding, it was the BEST thing that ever happened to me!

A weight lifted. I was no longer having to do EVERYTHING by myself. I was less stressed. I could breath and slow down. It gave me permission to be more present in other areas of my life that had been totally neglected.

...And isn't that what women really want? Isn't that really what success is about? Enjoying every moment of the journey, rather working to accumulate more stuff?

For women it's the more subtle things that matter. Getting support is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. It allows us the freedom to shorten our mental to-do list, to show up in our business more fully without the guilt. It allows us to spend quality time with those we love and gives us the space to step into ALL that we're meant for. 

However, ironically so many women subconsciously sabotage their success and shrink away from the very thing that could change their life. They're afraid of taking on too much and becoming too busy...but remember that success will bring the money to give you freedom, mental space, and the support you desire. That's what your business is for!

In this day and age with the event of social media, we can be barraged with messages of 6-figure this, and 6-figure that, as though our success is defined by a number or Dollar/Pound amount.  

However my definition of success is as much about the the stories of my client above as it is about making money for money's sake. You don't need to earn 6-figures before you can start experiencing phenomenal shifts in your business and life. Everything can be done in small incremental steps.

Don't lose sight of what the money is for. Give it a purpose. When you focus on the money alone you'll find it difficult to draw it into your life. Instead, focus on what that money will do for you and how it will make you feel. 

And so today I invite you to take the focus off the money. Start from where you're at. What do you need to do to give yourself more space to breath? How can you take on more support in your business and personal life? 

Don't let the fear of overwhelm stunt your growth. Do the research. Find out how much it will be to take on more support...I think you'll find that it's WAY more doable than you imagined. 

I'd love to hear what plans you have for taking on more support in your business and life. How did you make the leap? What did you delegate first? And how has it impacted the quality of your life?

Please share your experiences below in the comments. I know for many women taking on support is an area of resistance. Sharing how it has worked for you could help others to do the same. Your post could be just the thing someone needs to get started. Thanks. :)

Posted on February 16, 2015 .