What is your definition of success?
Am I considered a success story? I have been thinking about this for a week. How does one measure success? Is success making six figures, new car, having the perfect soul mate a dog and a cat? Is success a hit record or a six week tour? What is success? I was used to the norm, having a boss that gives you a review of your strengths and weaknesses. Someone that either fires you or promotes you. I don’t have that boss! That boss is me! So young professionals someone tell me how to measure my success.
My one year anniversary is next month for Rock Uniform Style & PR. For the first six months I worked my ass off not knowing if I was doing anything right. I set the bar pretty high for myself and for six months I made sure that I didn’t fall below that bar. I raised it higher and became a regular hype man/Photographer for RCP events, I was elected Marketing Chair for Metropolis, I was featured in the Post Dispatch as a stylist, I have made my presence known to every photographer that has a party pic site, I hired real intern, I have gotten 20+ resumes from College students wanting to learn from me, became store marketing manager for PLAY and others in the industry ask me to help promote their events. Is this it? Is this the success that I was looking for? Doing more work and getting less sleep, not having time to even go to a movie, play soccer or pursue my idea of getting all my friends together and race remote control cars on Sundays?
Help me young professionals!
The dictionaries definition of success is: The attainment of wealth, position, honors or the like…
I am a small business owner so wealth hasn’t come yet, I can’t achieve a higher position because I own the company and I haven’t recieved honors since Highschool. Success: DENIED!
I need to figure this out ASAP. Lets see a couple weeks ago I sat in my clients bar, John P. Fields with 3 small business owners( Marcia/Masulla, Cory/rBar and Leigh Ann/rBar) and a future success story(Alyssa my intern) to talk about my Anniversary Party. Ideas were flowing, deadlines were being made, plans were set and a future meeting was scheduled. This was weird, for once I wasn’t the only one with the ideas and plans. Every person at this table showed excitement and enthusiasm to help me make this event a success. That’s it! That is success. I finally made an impact towards 3 people that I think have surpassed success. Two people that worked their asses off(along with 5 others) to prove to the city of St. Louis that they could open a bar that caters to all genres, one person who has clearly overcome obstacles to get her boutique off the ground and an Intern that wants to learn as much as she can from you because somehow I have impressed her. How did I make this happen?
Anniversary details coming soon…….