There’s a mystique around “being successful.” When you look at people who are achieving their goals and contributing fully to the world around them, it’s tempting to believe a secret superpower is responsible. Or that there’s some kind of “success gene” at work that passed you by.
Success isn’t one big life-changing moment. We have grown accustomed to seeing movies and reading articles about high-performers who have achieved amazing things, and they all seem to have this one moment when everything changed.
That’s just storytelling. Real life doesn’t have set beginnings and endings, with a major climax and breakthrough in the second act. In real life, success isn’t a single superstar event. It’s a path, a journey—a habit of unflinching commitment to a few simple disciplines.
What are some of the disciplines of success?
- Being grateful for all that you already have—and have already achieved.
- Setting reasonable, achievable goals.
- Creating a baby step plan.
- Training yourself to take the next right action again and again.
- Respectfully and diligently course-correcting along the way.
- Facing your fears with honesty and compassion—and pressing on with courage.
- Celebrating your progress, however small.
What are your disciplines of success? What habits can you strengthen, what steps can you take, to help you manifest even more success in your life?
Because each new habit, each change of perspective, every goal you set, every milestone you achieve can be the difference between a life of limitation and disappointment or one of abundance and fulfillment.
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I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities.
During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll.
My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world.
111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness.
Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled.
Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else.
I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do.
By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire.
My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework.
For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.