You can find balance as an entrepreneur if you understand the true definition of success.

I believe in a model of success that hasn’t been applied before, and once you learn it, you can achieve a balance of wealth and well-being.

In the past, there has been no universal definition of success that is holistic and takes the whole person into account. This results in a focus in one area only – such as making money or being of service.

I have worked with a Wall Street executive who dedicated his life to creating wealth, but near the end of his career felt emotionally and spiritually bankrupt. Despite his wealth, he felt like a failure.  On the other end of the spectrum is a woman who had worked directly with the Dalai Lama – a spiritual guru – but she was unable to continue her valuable work because she had no money.  They were extremely successful in one aspect of their lives but could not sustain it. They were either wealthy and unhappy, or well-adjusted but unable to support themselves financially.

If you’d like to learn more about a balanced achievement of wealth and well-being, and understand the definition of success as it applies to the whole person, please listen to this Forbes podcast where I share my ideas, along with other members of the Forbes Coaches Council:

Unlearn What You Have Learned, Focus, & Find Balance

Find out more about:

  • The four cornerstones of success and developing habits to nourish each one
  • The skill of unlearning old habits and proficiencies in order to replace them with new ones
  • Training your brain to overcome moments of overwhelm and distraction

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