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When Do You Consider Yourself a Business Success?

When it comes to creating your successful business enterprise how will you know when you have achieved success? Where is the line drawn?

This may be one of the smartest reasons to hire your own coach or consultant and to develop your strategic plan for your business. Are you interested in dominating every aspect of your specific business category or carving a nice niche for yourself and becoming known as the expert in your field alongside a few other experts?

You may wish to step back and consider how some other folks view life before you decide.

It is possible some people are actually living their lives inside a reality show of their own crafting. They may have become so lost in their own reality show they do not recognize what the majority of society is dealing with on a daily basis. If you think it is not possible, read this article and return here for the rest of the story.

Maybe a private jet traffic jam seems normal or okay to you or you think this article is a joke or a prank. Here is the sad reality, this is really going on.

Here is a summary of a recent conversation at a lunch table during the ‘parents visit the campers’ weekend as told to me and others by a participant in the conversation.

“Daddy, can you just send the private jet to pick me up when camp is finished in three weeks?”
“We’ll see”
“Pleease, Daddy, you and Mom took it last night to get here?”
Daddy speaking now to another couple at the table: “So how is your daughter going home when camp is over?”
“She will be taking the camp bus with most of the other girls.”

Other conversation ensued during lunch, where another interesting fact arose. ‘Daddy’ had trailer delivered daughter’s horse so she would be able to ride her own horse during the two weeks of horse back riding. This was a nine hour drive.

Okay so where does the business aspect come into this absurd reality show?

Where is the line drawn? At what point are you just ‘taking’ too much and not giving back? And, oh by the way, what is the mindset of the child you are raising going to be like in twenty years?

One way to keep yourself grounded, authentic, and real is to create your vision and mission statement right in the beginning and starting stages of your business. This is where you may consider what, when, where and how much and to whom you will give back. Write in your statement why this is important to your vision and mission of your business. Determine where the line will be in terms of when you will begin to give back.

Check in often on your vision and mission statements to be certain they are still relevant as your business grows and takes slightly different directions.

If you are ready to craft your strategic plan and work with an experienced Executive Coach and business consultant, contact Mitch Tublin today and set up your initial strategic business breakthrough session.


  1. I think everyone has their own definition of what success looks like – and mine definitely isn’t tied to material possessions. Success to me is being able to live my life on my terms. To be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want.

    To some that may mean chartering private jets and traveling around the world – but for me, it means living life on my terms, and enjoying life with my husband and my children without stress, worry, and frustration. It means NOT having to check and see if we have enough money in the bank and NOT having to check with someone else if it is okay.

    I’ve achieved my definition of success – now it’s time to expand it!

    Jennifer Bourn, Bourn Creative

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      You have your sights set and definitions clear. You will achieve your goals!

  2. Sometimes I hear stories like this, too. It’s amazing how easy it is to become entitled to all the “good” things. But freedom to me is a “good thing” and that usually means honing down your possessions and attachments. I guess we all have our definitions of success.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      This story amazed me. The equal amount of money given to great charities and volunteer organizations would make such a large impact on the world.
      I doubt these folks ever even consider it.

  3. My idea of success is when I can have fun doing what I do with the freedom to do what I want – when I want. That’s doesn’t necessarily relate back to possessions or money. I don’t think I’ll be chartering private jets anytime soon – but first class is awfully nice!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      When you work hard and have success there is no reason not to treat yourself and enjoy the extra comforts of life. When people lose their
      ability to consider there is a larger planet and other people in the world this is when my concerns arise.

  4. Mitch
    Amazing what success means to some people!

    I like this and it’s a good reminder for all of us: Check in often on your vision and mission statements to be certain they are still relevant as your business grows and takes slightly different directions.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Yes, and pass on these skills to others and your children too.

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