Recently I was interviewed by Miisa Mink who is the founder and chief doer at DrivenWoman. Miisa is an entrepreneur, author and blogger. Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Miisa was known as a highly accomplished branding professional. Miisa lives in South East London with her husband and two sons. She believes we can live fully only by stepping outside our comfort zone. Her glass is always full and she has learnt to be undaunted by failure or adversity.
In our interview, Miisa asks me about my vision of success, what tools and techniques I recommend for achieving fulfilment and top tips in how to make good decisions.
We make thousands of good and bad decisions every day. Yet, we don’t always see what role those decisions play in our personal path to success. I talked to Jane Adshead-Grant, an executive leadership coach who is passionate about the topic as she helps leaders to make good decisions.
To kick things off, I asked Jane to share her definition of success.
“I want to have a personal impact on people around me. I want to see people step into their own potential and feel encouraged and valued. For me, success is about a feeling of fulfilment. This quote by Tony Robbins really resonates with me: ‘Life is a gift. It offers us the opportunity, the possibility and the responsibility to give something back by becoming more.’ ”
— Ah, she speaks DrivenWoman language! We boldly celebrate our talents. That’s the only way to feel connected. You can’t really help anyone if you keep your gifts hidden.
What tools can you offer to people who are keen to get to that place of fulfilment and meaning?
- Clarity of purpose. For me, that means making a positive contribution to others every day and helping them to think independently. Knowing what I want helps me get up in the morning and I’m eager to do it!
- Knowing your core values. For instance, before starting a family with my husband we sat down and defined our core values, one of which was to have a sense of adventure. It’s easy to make decisions on what we do on holiday for instance when we are all clear on our values as a family. It works equally well on my core values about my work and how I treat my clients – with respect and making them feel that they matter.
- Playing to your strengths. It’s important to know what you are good at. Helping other people to recognise their strengths can be a powerful way for you to achieve your goals.
“Having a clear purpose helped me to define how I built my business as a coach. I was clear on my values on who I wanted to become as a mum, but also who I wanted to become a coach. This clear definition helped me to make decisions that were right for me. That decision to try to balance family and work life has fuelled my professional success.” Jane explains.
That doesn’t sound too difficult, does it?
So I’m puzzled as to why people don’t pay more attention to making good and informed decisions.
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