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New Economic ForumI am often asked after speaking engagements “what is it like to be successful?” – I answer that ‘success’ is in the eye of the beholder – each person has their own definition, success is a personal notion; for some it is financial security – for others it is the depth of their friendships.
I happened upon an old survey that I completed years ago. I’m not sure where it came from (as I had it in a spread sheet) but I was asked to rank from 1 to 10 each of the questions below. (10 representing doing really well.) In some way the questions represent a notion of ‘success’. Over time my answers may change. Interesting, however that most of the questions do relate to those five fundamental components of well-being documented by the New Economic Forum

  1. People Connection
  2. Being Active
  3. Take Notice
  4. Learning
  5. Give

Take a moment and rate yourself – and see where you want to focus your energy (not all questions might be relevant). Your own ‘success’ and well-being is a personal journey.

  • Finding meaningful and fulfilling work? ___
  • Finding suitable spouse partner? ___
  • Building a successful relationship with your spouse/partner? ___
  • Raising your children? ___
  • Building and/or maintaining a close relationship with your parents? ___
  • Building and/or maintaining a close relationship with your siblings? ___
  • Developing close friendships? ___
  • Stewarding your financial resources? ___
  • Living up to your intellectual potential? ___
  • Nurturing your spiritual potential? ___
  • Dealing with your fears? ___
  • Finding wisdom? ___
  • Taking care of your physical health? ___
  • Taking care of your emotional health? ___
  • Being of service to others? ___
  • Being at one with yourself? ___
  • Accepting your limitations? ___
  • Coming to terms with aging and your own mortality? ___
  • Everyone at birth is ‘dealt a hand,’ so to speak rate the quality of the ‘hand’ you were dealt? ___
  • Overall, rate yourself on how well you believe you have played the game of life, given the hand you were dealt? ___

I have always operated believing that ‘if it is meant to be it is up to me’ – Where did you score below 5? And what are you going to do to work on that area. I’m reviewing my life in terms of the above and there is actions to be taken…
It is just as important to ask yourself hard questions about your life – and review how it is going – as it is for a business.

Grow & Scale Your Business by Naomi Simson

Tell Naomi a little bit about your business by completing the questions below. (It will take less than 60 seconds)

Answering your #1 Biggest Business Challenge question tip: 

Go beyond just saying "Poor Cashflow" or "Unreliable Team". 

Instead, give Naomi details & specifics on how this is currently your #1 Biggest Business Challenge. 

I.e. "Every month I'm struggling to pay my bills on time because there just isn't consistent cash flow coming into the business. I've tried sticking to budgets in the past & pay myself less to keep some extra funds aside for emergencies, but still every month there seems to be another financial fire to be put out. I don't know what to do about it, so I'm just grinding it out."


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