LONG POST BUT WORTH THE READ: I feel awkward when I receive compliments on how " successful" I am. I can't tell you how behind I feel, or the challenges I face daily to just run the business. I would think," I am NOT successful. I'm not driving some luxurious car and jet-setting to different countries on a private jet. I don't get super fat executive paychecks. All these amazing wedding planners are in designer suits and heels with diamond studs glued on their nicely manicured nails, while I'm a hot mess cutting myself into a million pieces for everyone. 🙈" lol And so my first response is always " Nooooo. Stop. Seriously"
Now, please don't think I'm self- deprecating, and discounting myself. I love what we created and it's important to appreciate the journey we have experienced. But I have high expectations of myself, and I just didn't feel that I'm quite "there" yet.
I stumbled on a Forbes article about what defines success and it gave me a sense of renewed faith that I'm headed towards the right direction, hot mess and all. I've had the wrong image of success in my head for a very long time. It's not some fancy title, owning expensive things, or a massive bank account, " Real success has to do with the power that you build within yourself, power that no one conferred on you, and no one can take away from you." - @forbes Liz Ryan
And I'm deeply happy to say that all 5 were checked off. It's a great list for anyone who wants to know how well they are doing in their life, whether you have a fancy title, have a job or no job. :) **** Picture here was taken before the heat got real and I became the crazy heels off, bun up, headset wearing wedding planner 😎 thank you to the sweetest @hollydphotography for this capture, you rock hard! 😘❤️
Don't stop dream chasing!