I have an accountability partner and we meet weekly to discuss our businesses and keep each other on track with our plans and progress. One of the things that I have been working on is my list of 100 Successes.
One of my biggest issues is allowing me to be okay and celebrate the good things in life I do. Like many of you small business owners, my specialty in business comes easy to me, so understanding how that skill can help others and the feelings that come from it, is something I easily brush off as nothing important. It may not be to me, but to the client or online friend who I help, it is a big deal – and they achieve their own success from my help.
This is just one small example of how success happens but doesn’t get celebrated. I bet you can all share at least another example or two!
My Success List has been making me stand back and look at some of the great things I have done in life and business, and really give myself a little shout out about my accomplishments.
I have been preparing to go to Myrtle Beach to meet with my Business Coaches. I have to bring along a PowerPoint about me, to share with the group. This time, I added something different to it… after each section about me, my business, how I help clients, my services etc… I added another slide – my Celebrate Success Slide.
On these Celebrate Success Slides, I included the info I was most proud about in that area. It was very exhilarating writing these slides out. I did the titles in all CAPS and bold to make them really stand out – and I plan to share them with the group in the same way, presenting them in all CAPS and Bold! (Okay I have been practicing what I am going to do, I always like to be prepared – I should have been a Scout!).
My plan is to really own the successes I have so boldly written into my presentation. But in preparing all this, I have really seen the boost my mood takes when I am in the celebration mode – all the more reason to keep filling in my list and get more than 100!
Am I alone in my unease at celebrating or are you the same? Have you ever written out a list of your successes? What experience did you have from doing this? I would love to hear from someone who has been through it too.