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Celebrate Your Way to Success in Business and Life

Business SuccessThe Presidential Inauguration was an event across a few days earlier this week. There was the formal swearing in, a dinner and event, the ceremonial swearing in and speeches in front of thousands and millions by Television and internet. Various entertainers sang patriotic music and then there were dinners and balls to attend. A true celebration.

  • What do you celebrate?
  • Why is celebration important?
  • What if we extend the reasons to celebrate?

What do you celebrate?

Many people will say they celebrate birthdays, weddings, a new baby being born. Holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas are often mentioned as family celebration events. These are all important events to have celebrations. What else do you celebrate? A graduation possibly or winning a championship in a sport.
Why is celebration important?
It is necessary to celebrate with those you are close to in your family or friends, as these celebrations are a break from the normal routine of life we all get into. It is a way of reducing our stress and relaxing with those we are close to. A celebration planned gives everyone an event to look forward to attending and participating in.

What if we extend the reasons to celebrate?
What if when milestones are reached at work these became a cause for a celebration? What if the business goals for a specific quarter or month became the reason to have a celebration?  This might become a team building and team bonding activity.
This is not to say a celebration has to be a $150 a plate dinner outing. Everything is relative. The celebration does not have to become a formal event. It might be more of a rewarding celebration if it were an informal event. A celebration might be a catered lunch brought into the office as an example. The point is to show achievement. Hold up the importance of reaching the milestone or goal by the date intended. Keep the conversation at the celebration off of the business, or create an atmosphere by playing music. Set a tone of celebration and happiness not a business meeting.

In summary, review your business plans and goals. See where it makes sense to create an event or a celebration based upon reaching a big goal by a specific date or hitting a target milestone in the business. Let people know you are planning to do this when this takes place. Have fun with it. You may find this works out so well that you will want to create more reasons to celebrate.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified personal and executive coach who lives in Stamford, CT.


  1. I recently saw a quote from Tony Robbins that said something like: worry is what people who stay stuck do. Celebration is what people who are successful do.

    So, I have extrapolated from that” Celebration is the energy and the attitude of success.

    I have long taught to celebrate the success you desire — no matter where you see it, and Tony’s quote brought it into an even clearer perspective.


    Katherine C. H. E.
    Author, Be True Rich

  2. Totally agree that celebration is a great motivator, inspirer and culture unifier in business Mitch. In fact I often encourage my corporate clients to look at introducing rituals and celebrations in their business as it allows the team to recognise and support innovation and cohesion.

  3. As a former project manager and now a Certified Life Coach, I often add celebration as an action item in my projects. It’s not something that occurs as a habit for many. We just complete one projects and move on to the next…sort of robotic. Celebration and acknowledgement are actually “needs” for humans. Thanks for making this clear!…pep

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      The celebration event needs to be part of the outline. Just like introduction.

  4. I’m a big fan of celebrating successes and having fun doing it!

  5. I agree with Trudy, it’s great and a good team experience to celebrate successes. i believe it helps morale and motivation both.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      The celebration of a milestone or attaining a goal are great motivators.

  6. For so many years I never stopped to celebrate my successes, I just moved right on to the next task … now I take the time to celebrate and business is much more fun!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      There is no reason business can’t be fun! Good for you!

  7. Thanks, Mitch — I needed this reminder! I don’t celebrate my successes enough. I tend to say: “OK, what’s next?” without giving myself a much-deserved pat on the back.

  8. Mitch,

    I love this post. Celebrating success is VITAL. That’s why I keep a journal of success and make note of accomplishments that deserve a celebration. 🙂 All too often entrepreneurs don’t take time to appreciate what they’ve accomplished and celebrating is essential.

    Write on!~

    Lisa Manyon

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      The motivation to break through roadblocks sometimes just takes a look at the photo from the last celebration.

  9. Such a great reminder! Celebrations – for small steps or huge accomplishments should always be done. It’s a great motivator and helps you see the progress that you’re really making.

    Stay RADICAL,

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      As each step is being taken, it is worth it to take a break and review all that has been done so far.

  10. I love the idea of celebrating milestones and goals in business! Sometimes, as business owners, we just keep trucking along day in and day out without taking time to celebrate our accomplishments. Thanks for the important reminder.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      When you have a team it is even more important to recognize how important this is – to celebrate.