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Jordan Aspen
writer and educator at Civilized Animal Productions
Asked a question last year

How do you define success? At the end of 2020 what would have to happen in order for you to look back and say "This has been a successful year"?

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Carolyn Moore
Personal Finance Blogger, Speaker and Instructor

This year my definition for success will be determined how much I follow through with my word for 2020, overcome. I would say what would make me look back and say it was a successful year is if I cross off all my goals this year. 

  1. Book my first speaking engagement
  2. Create loooots of content for my tribe to consume.
  3. Finish my certification to become a Financial Educator Instructor.
  4. Outline and start my mommy and me: invest in my future brunch series of events. 
TC Headley
Brand Strategist, Divi Designer, Mac & Cheese Connoisseur

I'd speak publicly at 5 events, triple my current income, do more things that get me out of my comfort zone, and travel to at least one new country.

Paris Hansch
Copywriter, Authorpreneur & Crazy Cat Lady

I don't like to think of success as a series of goals that I've checked off.  If I've become more healthy, been moving forward and haven't been stagnant, I consider that good.  Of course I have a list of goals, but I find it's best not to link that to whether you're successful or not because you're setting yourself up for negativity if you fail.  The ol' focus on the journey not the destination thing.

Accountant, wife, dog mom, entrepreneur, creator

Great questions! In regards to my business goals, I would say "This has been a successful year because I accomplished these three goals:

1- Launch my finance online program in order to help individuals and entrepreneurs

2- Help at least 20 people reach their financial freedom -more than 1,000 subscribers at the end of the year 2020

3- Open my own office for my accounting and tax services where I could serve people in my community closer


Early Childhood Behavior Specialist

Great question.  For me my definition of success continuously changes as I grow as a person and experience more life.  But today, I would say, in terms of business these 3 things would make me say, "that was a successful 2020":

  1.  5X'ing my community, specifically my email list
  2. Meeting my monthly income goals for 6+ months straight
  3. Serving 150 mothers through online services & truly making a difference in their lives

I'd say a year in which I have created something of a personal significance, or something that has contributed to others. Always when I look back, for me it is about ACTION, CREATION, EFFORT. Success for me is time accounted for. Some weeks pass by, I can be productive, but if I am not building a project, or moving forward toward a specific aim... then I usually can't account for that time, and it all blurs out. If I am creating, on the other hand, then remembering about weeks in the past is not a problem.