Self Development

Definition of Success

  1. I find this topic very interesting because I struggle with this daily despite being in the event planning industry for 5 years of which the last 2 years specializing in weddings. In the height of my season I feel confident and fairly well seasoned. I enjoy working with my clients and cherish the fact that I made a couples dream come to life. However, during my slow season, January through April, I second guess my level of success and ask myself if this is the career for me. I try to determine the average number of events one produces to qualify as successful and question the notion that the higher fee you charge the larger budget clients you will attract, etc. I discovered all of these doubts, questions and concerns do nothing but interfere with what I love to do and adds pressure to what is truly a fulfilled life. As you mention in your post Debbie, it may take a title time, but we eventually figure out what level of success works best for our personal lifestyle and I am quite happy to have the opportunity to even have a wedding planning business that is productive, despite its size and allows me the freedom to spend time with my husband and family because at the end of the day the definition of success is in the eye of the beholder. 🙂

    • Madalene, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience. In the beginning, success was about booking a certain number of events and making a certain amount of money. As time went on, I had to redefine my version of success which has nothing to do with the number of events I book or how much money I can make.

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