Recipe for Success

I admire successful people. I mean, who doesn’t? Reading a story about someone who creates an empire from nothingness is pretty fantastic. Or, someone who simply wants to make changes and DOES IT. I find that, after meeting someone successful, I then become incredibly motivated to try to obtain success within my own life. I create goals and for a week or two, I stick with them. Then, I tumble back down into my old life routines and watch the goals fly out of the window.

Am I alone in this feeling? I suspect I am not.

But, what sets the “successful” people apart from the rest of us? Anyone of us are capable of being a success story, right? Why are more people just talking about it than doing it?

Then, I found this gem:










So, here’s the ingredients list for what makes someone successful! Finally! A blueprint to follow!

Easier said than done.

With all of the inspirational book club reading we’re doing lately, especially “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and having a visit from a certified life/career coach, I’m again motivated to try to be successful. I don’t want to carry a bucket of failed goals around and or know that I could have just tried harder. I’m at a fork in the road and it’s time to buck up and make things happen! Who is with me?

So, my first goal is that I want to write a blog post each week about the 12 Things Successful People Do. For 12 weeks. 12 Weeks from now will be March 11th, 2013. I will share with you my work and non work goals. You can then come with me on the journey to accomplishment. But, I also hope you join me in creating your own goals and sharing them!


So, let’s dive into this, shall we? I’m going to share one goal here. Please feel free to give feedback. I’m starting small!

To read the rest of my S.M.A.R.T. goals, check out my personal page by clicking here.

Success Gem #1: They create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. goals

We touched briefly on this in our conversational blog post back in November. A S.M.A.R.T. goal is:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

Goal 1: Create one training module 3 times per week.

Specific: Set aside 45 minutes, 3 days per week, to focus solely on creating training modules. I will set an alarm during this time.

Measurable: By January 28th, I will have completed 18 additional training modules. I like the idea of having a CSR survey sent out around this time to get feedback from reps on whats good/what needs improvement.

Attainable: I want to set aside 45 minutes of my day, 3 days per week, to focus solely on training modules to help increase CSR knowledge. This knowledge will empower them as they work, which in turn, helps increase a stronger moral, happier reps and even happier customers.

Relevant: While I am no expert, I have been at the company for over 7 years and know the ins and outs well, which makes this goal very relevant. In my creation of training modules, I can help others to extend their knowledge.

Timely: By January 28th, 2013, I will have logged over 13 hours of training module creation.


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