As CEO, Jonathan Cronstedt sees success in a variety of ways.
Success is a very personal word; each person you ask will define it differently. At Empower Network, we, too, have our own explanation.
For many people, success is measured only by the size of your bank account. However, Empower Network members know that a truly successful, well-balanced life encompasses so much more.
Ways you can lead a truly empowered life
I’m the first to stress that financial gain without personal satisfaction isn’t really success. Achieving the best work/life balance for your lifestyle is one way we define success at Empower Network, but it’s not the only factor. Here are some others you may want to consider:
Share what you have with others. You can share the knowledge you’ve gained to lift other people and help them achieve their own triumphs.
Additionally, you can share by giving back. At Empower Network, we demonstrate this by putting our money where our mouth is with our own projects, such as the 100,000 Homes initiative. We also provide opportunities for networking through our regional conferences.
Add value to the world to make things better for others. For example, when Empower Network hosted its regional conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, our members brought more than a million dollars to the city. At our gathering in Orlando, Florida, we donated our time to a local charity. We don’t just plan conferences; we plan to make a difference, and that action alone can make you successful.
Be your own boss and the master of your own destiny. The field of affiliate marketing offers the best type of business model for entrepreneurs. The work you put in is equal to what you get out of it, putting your success in your own hands instead of waiting for someone else to promote you.
At Empower Network, our name says it all. We empower our affiliates by giving them the right tools to take full control of their businesses. This includes Web software and marketing and leadership help that allows them to grow and take their businesses to new heights.
Have a solid plan for the future and the path you need to take to get where you want to be. You must have a sense of who you are and what success means to you. Otherwise you’ll be continually reaching for some unspecified goal and never be really happy.
How to achieve a better work/life balance
It’s important to periodically reassess your goals and what you want out of life. Most of us wish for lots of money but, of course, that comes with a price. Typically, that cost is taken from other areas of your life, such as family, friends and the time you need to enjoy all the money you’ve made.
In addition to professional success, there is also personal success. By working on both in equal measures, you can accomplish an ideal work/life balance – something we strongly believe in at Empower Network and strive to help our members attain
You can achieve professional victory through hard work, networking to make the right connections and using all available tools to increase your growth and improve your business. Personal fulfillment may be best attained through maintaining a willingness to learn and always finding new inspiration.
Do you have other measures for determining your success? I’d love to hear your thoughts on what success means to you.
Jonathan Cronstedt is the CEO of Empower Network, LLC. Empower Network is a leading affiliate marketing and direct sales company that’s helping tens of thousands enjoy the “Empowered Lifestyle.” Jonathan enjoys travel, spending time with his wife and red wine.