الخميس، 6 نوفمبر 2014

Ice Cream Soda Recipe for Success




What does an ice cream soda have to do with

success?

Not a whole lot on the surface, but when you look

at what goes into true success it makes perfect

sense. Think about it... If you're going to drink

an ice cream soda, you need a glass and a straw.

It's just not as much fun having one without the

other. Success is the same way.

Imagine you have a root beer float, but you have

to drink it from the glass and every time you go

to take a sip, you get foam all over your face.

That may be fun to some people, but to others, the

foam is like sloppy success. On the other hand, if

you have the glass and the straw, it's just

better. You can drink all you want without getting

messy.

So, let's use the "Ice Cream Soda Evaluator" on a

few basic principles of success: Purpose and

satisfaction.

PURPOSE - Why are you pursuing success? If you

don't know, then before you do anything else, you

need to determine what your ultimate goal is.

Action without a plan is aimlessness. Why are you

doing what you're doing? If you're doing great

things, but feeling overwhelmed or unclear, you're

probably not feeling successful. And, you can't

bring the great things you're doing together to

make an impact, if you have no purpose. Purpose is

like the glue that holds all of your efforts

together.

Ice Cream Soda Evaluation: Soda without the straw.

SATISFACTION - If you don't enjoy your success,

it's not success at all. This factor really

resonates with me because of my time as a sales &

marketing director in the hotel industry. I was

very good at my job, and when I left I was the

highest paid director in my company at $65,000.

Not really a lot of money, but in that industry, I

was doing pretty well. I enjoyed the work itself,

but the pressure, lack of control over my time,

politics, horrible bosses, and my own inner-

knowing that I was out of alignment with my

purpose made it all pretty meaningless for me. I

worked my behind off... sometimes for up to 16

hours a day - and for what? I was sick, tired,

irritable, frustrated, and depressed - and I felt

anything but successful. Regardless of what others

think when they look at your situation, if you're

not enjoying it, it's not success.

Ice Cream Soda Evaluation: Straw without the soda.

Bottom line - success is not success without

purpose and satisfaction. Make sure that once you

get your ice cream soda, you have a straw to drink

it with!

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