I shot this video a little while back. It talks about what it might take to be an “overnight success.”
If you can’t see the video, click here.
Yesterday, I sat with Rob Hatch and laid out my plans for Human Business Works for 2011. Even after paring down about 50% of my plans, I have a pretty aggressive and powerful year ahead. I also have work with CrossTech Ventures on The Pulse Network and Red Pin Marketing (our hyperlocal effort), and other stuff. I have a new book with Julien Smith (maybe even two books). I have my speaking career, and continued work on Third Tribe Marketing. It’s not going to be a trivial year, no matter how I slice it.
And yet, I’ve found my own Escape Velocity, my own sense of doing what it is I want to do, and I’m most definitely working in the world that I want to be working in. That’s what matters. That’s why I feel a sense of overnight success, finally, after 12 years of pushing harder and harder.
Success, you see, isn’t a mansion and a yacht. Success is living the life you want and doing the work you’re best at doing with the people you know will help you reach the next level. Success means working on projects that you know will fulfill a deep felt passion within you, and yet, will feed your family. Success is knowing that you’ve built a thriving network of people who all work hard to grow each other’s capabilities. Success means finding a next angle and vectoring your efforts towards growing that out. Success means having the means and capability to make better decisions. Success means getting home in time for dinner. Success means leaving the house when I want to, and staying home with the kids when I want to, all while making a future for my family.
Are you working on your chance at being an overnight success?