>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Enough Success

Posted: 10 Mar 2008 03:05 AM CDT

Our culture programs us for success, and then fails to really define what success is. We tend to have a notion of success that would better be described as security. Except that we find it hard to know when we are secure enough, successful enough.

We devote time and energy to working and worrying about being successful enough.

We buy stuff and do things that makes us feel successful.

But we find it difficult to know that we have arrived.

I would like to offer you a different definition of success.

Success is really about finding peace. It is about an end to striving. It is about reaching our destiny.

We can look at five key areas of life.

Work and wealth
Success is about a way of working that means that we are at peace with the work we do without feeling compromised. We are not looking for an alternative and we are able to attract sufficient energy into our lives through our work. This is likely mainly in the form of money, and may also take the form of learning or things that satisfy our material needs. There is also a distinction to be made between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’, part of success is to be able to let go of some of our ‘wants’.

Fitness and health
That we are able to take responsibility for our own health and fitness to the extent that we are comfortable in our physical being. Both in terms of freedom from discomfort and satisfaction with body image.

Love and relationships
Our love life and close relationships satisfy us and end any urge for more or different, without any sense of compromise. We are able to love and feel loved.

Location and lifestyle
The places we live and where and how we spend our time fulfills us to the extent that we have no desire for change or envy of others.

Spirituality and meaning
We understand and accept our role and responsibility in the world. We are no longer searching for answers, we are accepting of our sense of why, with no sense of fear.

Success is about finding peace in all five of these areas.

Finding peace is not a conclusion. It is simply a state of arrival. It is a little like having creating the perfect garden, there is no end to the nurture and love, just an end to the striving.

For help and support in finding success and peace for yourself take a look at Authentic Coaching and the Total Potential Retreat.

Or if you want to develop your brilliance at helping others at leading or coaching others to finding success and peace take a look at the Authentic Transformation Advance – in California or download my new FREE e-book on Authentic Leadership.

Or, if you just want to have a chat to find out what might work best for you – give me a call on 07775 658534 or reply to this mail.

Or join me for an Authentic Inspiration Phone- In this Wednesday and articulate your life purpose in one hour.

with love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
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The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
  – George Orwell

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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