The ACPWC would like to introduce you to Janet Janssen, a dedicated public servant, community educator and creative talent whose mission is to assist individuals, organizations and communities to achieve their desired goals. (read more about Janet here) Below is an article written by Janet designed to inspire you to attain to success.
Sealing the Deal – The Contract with Yourself
In one way or another, we are all chasing some form of success. Outer success can happen, but the sustainability of success is really about our personal essence- what is inside of us. If we want external success, we need to cultivate our internal success so that we have a solid foundation upon which we can build and base our external world. As within, so without. Without that solid foundation, external success will likely be fleeting.
I was recently inspired by a talk given by Barbara De Angelis at the Author 101 Conference 2014 in Los Angeles. She was talking about how success is deeper than becoming a world famous author. Barbara had asked participants what they expected to gain from the conference. There were three responses that she received repeatedly that formed a common theme.
What the attendees all seemed to want was to “Get the deal, seal a contract, or get an endorsement”. Everyone was chasing something that was external. Something “out there” that would act as an affirmation that they were succeeding. Some sign that they were making it.
But the real deal, Barbara was saying, is the one we make with ourselves. That is the contract that we need to make and fulfill. And that deal, that contract, is to never give up on our dreams. Our contract with ourselves is to see our vision through before we die. If we want others to believe in us and endorse us, then we must first believe in ourselves. And that means valuing our dreams as much as we want others to value them.
It is easy to get caught up in the, “I must write a best seller; I need to have a huge contract with xyz publishing house; I want the right people to like me and endorse me” and forget that the world outside of me needs to match what is inside of me.
Outer success can happen, but the sustainability of success is really about our personal essence, what is inside of us. Barbara said that our gift to the world is already inside of us and that our job is to get it out! I could not agree more!
So shake your own hand. Seal the deal with yourself. Endorse yourself. Commit to fulfilling the most important contract you have!
May you always follow your Dreams.
Janet has an incredible workshop coming up on April 26-27.
April 26: Full day, exploring success strategies and tactics for creative and interactive insights giving the attendee practical takeaways. Tools & exercises to help complete those unmet Q 1 goals.
April 27: Half day event takes your dreams, passions and insights and explores how to use vision boards and other creative art forms that reveal how you can achieve and release those blocking you from getting what you want. To help you thrive in life!
My focus in all the work I do is about Balance: Mind, Body & Spirit.
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