Happiness vs. Success

For many years, I thought that if I worked towards being successful, happiness would hop on board! But, the truth of the matter is, it doesn’t work that way. There’s actually more and more confirmation of this reality coming from Olympic Gold medalists and billionaires who have accomplished amazing careers and reached what seemed to be impossible goals only to end up with a feeling of emptiness… Success simply didn’t come with happiness.

So, basically what that means is that you can make lots of money, be recognised in your industry or by your peers, have employees who look up to you and still feel unhappy. So, does that mean there is a difference between achievement and fulfilment? Let’s see…


  1. a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill.
  2. the process or fact of achieving something.


  1. satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character.
  2. the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.

So, you can achieve amazing things and still feel empty because you simply applied your skills, effort and courage to finish what you started. Whereas, when you achieve something that has true meaning and is in sync with your core values, then you reach fulfilment, which carries a much stronger link to happiness and well-being.

So, the true question is: how do you find what fulfils you? That’s where success instigating comes into play.

A success instigator is someone who has enough perspective to see what you can’t seem to grasp because many a times you are simply too close to yourself. I know that sounds pretty obvious but have you noticed how easy it is to see that your friend is with the wrong spouse? Or that your sister should switch jobs? It always seems so easy for us to see what isn’t working in other people’s lives, yet in our own, “it’s complicated“. A success instigator can bring you that external outlook on your situation and so much more. Because, what defines such a person is the capacity to see success in the people she works with and the passion that animates her every cell to help them attain that success.

Who would you be trusting with your future success? An experienced entrepreneur/businesswoman who has lived 5 professional lives in ONE over 25 years on 3 Continents, in a variety of industries with a proven track record.  At this point, you may want to find out a little more about me.

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