True Success


In your pursuit of wealth and happiness, always remember …


“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction
between his work and play; his labor and his leisure;
his mind and his body; his education and his recreation.
He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his
vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and
leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing.
To himself he always appears to be doing both.”

– Françoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand

I love this quote because it captures the essence and fundamentals of true success. We believe that the definition of success has narrowed and gone off track and has come to be measured solely by financial wealth and lifestyle trappings.

That’s not success. That’s just plain rich. And we don’t have to look too far to find example after example of wealthy people who are unhappy, and arguably, not successful either.

Having worked with many wealthy clients, we have found that true success is so much more. It has dimension and depth based on 4 critical components:

  • Mastery
  • Meaning
  • Contribution, and
  • Significance

Mastery is when you develop and constantly improve your natural talents and skills.

Meaning is when your life is aligned with your values, your beliefs and your passions, and is focused on a purpose … something bigger than you.

Contribution is the sharing of your mastery and meaning, in such a way that you are giving real value and making a difference.

Significance is the extent to which your contribution has impacted your family, your friends, your community, and beyond.

To be truly successful, I believe that, every single one of us, without exception, must learn to value ourselves and have the confidence to excel at what we love (Mastery & Meaning). We must boldly share our value (Contribution). And, by doing so, we will create an impact (Significance) and leave the world a better place … and then we will know that we have achieved true success.

This journey is at the core of everything we do.

To your success, differently,
– Michèle

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