What Does Success Look Like to You?

Marvin Acuna from the Business Of Show Institute states “if you want to be successful it makes sense to model the strategies of the successful”.

First and foremost, modeling the strategies of people who are successful in the field that you are pursuing is truly about discovering what success strategies you connect to/with, are prepared to integrate into your business, and genuinely make your own.

Thus, you choose which successful strategies to master.

However, to do so you must set aside all your limiting beliefs of what you think to be successful strategies and afford yourself the privilege to discover a world of strategic possibilities that your self-imposed limitations prevented you from seeing and executing before.

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “The definition of insanity is: Doing the same thing and expecting different result.”

Yet most people just keep on doing the same ol’ thing and wonder why nothing changes.

Know anyone like that?

Something tells me you probably know them pretty intimately.

In all probability you’ve known them your entire professional life.

Heck, maybe it’s you!

Therefore, I’m asking you to make a commitment to yourself to do something for your business you have never done before so that you may experience a result which your business has never experienced before.

Choose a successful person to model.

Dead or alive.

Listen: Success is defined differently for every person.

So begin by defining what success looks like to you.

Get clear. Write it out. Give this thought.

  • What appeals to you about that individual?
  • What do you admire about them?
  • What kind of research is available to you about them?
  • Can you read books on them?
  • Can you listen to interviews?
  • Do you have access to them?
  • Can you speak to people that know them?
  • What kind of people do they surround themselves with?

You can continue to ask yourself these questions, but what’s most important is that you identify the successful individual that you will model. And commit to doing so.

Trust me, success leaves clues.

And more importantly as Tyron Edwards so eloquently stated, “People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.”


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