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What Does Success Look Like to You?

We all have different ideas about success, what it looks like and what it means to us. There is no right answer just what it means to you. As you move through life it may change, and that is perfectly normal. Life experiences tend to change how we see things and what we value.

So, how do you figure out what success is for you?

The number one reason people don’t succeed is they don’t take the time to figure out what they want. When will you become successful? What has to happen, what do you need to accomplish?

The meaning of success is different for everyone. What does success look like to you, what does it feel like to you? If you don't know, confusion will set in. Everyone has their own definition of success and you can’t just jump on the band wagon of what someone else thinks; you need to be clear on what it means for you.

You get to decide what your blueprint for success will look like, on your own terms.

3 Steps to Clarify What Success Means to You


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Top 5 Reasons Successful People Practice Gratitude

The #1 Habbit That All Highly Successful People Share
People like Oprah Winfrey, Sir Richard Branson, and Tim Ferriss all do this every single day.
All of these people are different in how they approach life, and the start of their day. They do all have one thing in common, they all consciously practice gratitude.
Here are the top 5 reasons successful people practice gratitude:
  • Gratitude grounds you in the present
  • Gratitude makes you happy
  • Gratitude strengthens relationships
  • Gratitude makes you healthier
  • Gratitude makes your brain work better
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This week was a bit crazy meeting deadlines and getting my youngest set up and starting on-line learning. But, in between all of that some amazing things happened.
Top 3 Things I am grateful for this week.

  1. I am truly grateful that I was...
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Your Vision Determines Your Success


Your vision is the foundation for everything you do. Having a vision, allowing yourself to dream about the possibilities is the answer to bringing it all to life. A powerful vision is what keeps you excited and motivated to drive it all forward every day. 

I found this article the other day, it is one of many articles that discusses the importance of having a big vision, of having a dream. It covers some of the strategies I use with my clients every day that sets them up for the success they want and deserve.  

It is about a 5-8 min read, depending on how quickly you read, and worth the time. 

Once you have created your vision, what if you could create a Life Success Board that laid it all out for you? Would that excite you? 
A organized visual of your vision that you could hang up over your desk as your reminder every day? A Life Success Board that actually meant something?

I never liked vision boards personally. However, our...

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Setting Yourself Up For Success

When I first started my business, I had no idea what strategies or systems I was going to need to get things moving. 

I remember trying many free sessions and still not sure what to choose. There is no perfect way to do anything, but there are foundations that are needed.  

Looking for the perfect solution takes a lot of time and money, and while there is no perfect system, there are many great ones out there and many being added to market regularly.

Start with understanding what you want to build. This will help you in identifying the right strategies, systems and service you need to implement to reach your goals.

As we know there are always struggles that arise when building your business and having the right strategies and systems in place will allow you to move through them with ease.  

Let’s take a look at the types of strategies, and systems you need to implement to make building your business more sustainable and profitable.

Top 5 Strategies You...

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How I finally realized I was already a coach!

In high school I was the “go to person” for advice.  I don’t really remember how that happened, but it did. 

I've always had the desire to help others through their challenges.    

In high school, college, university and in the workplace, friends would come to me for advice.   

When I started my own business in the direct marketing industry the trend continued, I was still the go to person, the coach, the one to support others, especially women on how to transition from corporate to entrepreneurship. I worked with them to set up systems, structures, sales strategies and scripts to build their business.   

It was helping them to build a foundation for their business so they can build it up and eventually fire their boss. Allowing them to work from home so they could spend more time with their children.

In the midst of all of this one of my colleagues said, “Carolyn, you know you should charge people for this...

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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

This is one of my favorite articles.  It embodies the simplicity of be successful yet most of us make it very difficult.  Own and running a business is not easy but it definitely does not need to be as hard as we tend to make.   I was watching a show with my 10-year daughter Myia, there was a couple that liked each other but were I guess kind of uncomfortable and unsure.  She turned to me and said, “mom why are they making it so difficult.”  It was a great observation and lead into a fabulous conversation on how we choose to look at situations, react to them and the importance of communication.     

When we are in the middle of everything it is sometimes hard to have perspective.   This list 13 simple things we could give up to have the success we want.  Enjoy the read, I did. 

Carolyn Dickinson
International Executive Coach,
Speaker, Trainer & Author


Article By Zdravko Cvijetic


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Dream Big and Always Ask

I love hanging out with my kids because they are always teaching me lessons and allowing me to see the results of my reactions.  When my eldest daughter was 4 she was always pushing the limits and has been doing so since she was two years old.   It’s her job.

When I was pregnant with my second daughter I had to go shopping for a pair of open back shoes as my feet were swelling and I could not fit into anything.  I brought my eldest daughter with me who was 2 ½ years old at the time. She found these shoe horns and space pads under the seat I was sitting on.  She pulled some out and was playing with them when she then looked at me and said “Mommy can I have these?”.  I automatically said “no they belong to the store and they are not for us to take”.  She looked right at me and said I can ask.  I was just about to say no again and something reminded me about a training I took a while back that in life...

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5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Communication is the key to success in everything we do in business and in life. I am always intrigued by the way we think and how we view what is being said by others. The great thing about communication and being a good listener is that it is a learned skill. We can always become better at strengthen our skills.

I really enjoyed this article as it is in alignment with what I teach and the insightful tips provide a great resource on being an effective communicator. You may think that many of the tips are common sense, however I have realized that even though we may be aware of something it does not mean we are putting it into action.

It’s a quick read. If you are all about improving your skills like I am you will enjoy this article.

Carolyn Dickinson

International Success Coach,

Speaker and Author


5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators 

Written by Belle Beth Cooper

Aug 8, 2013 Last updated: Mar 10, 2016 - 7...

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