Because success doesn’t always equal a check.

A few weeks ago I got together with my friend Sadae for dinner.  As we exchanged casualties, she asked me how I was adjusting to the freelance life.  For me, that was a loaded, complex question.  Since I quit my job, I’ve worked on my blog and devoted a few days a week to helping my pastor out at his office.  While I try to secure writing gigs, I’ve found it to be more difficult than I originally thought.  I expressed that I didn’t think it has been a successful couple of months mainly because I wasn’t generating an income from my writing.  As I completed my thought, my friend casually suggested, “maybe you should change how you measure success.” “Huh?” I responded.  “Change the way you’re measuring success.  It’s not always going to equal a check.  Sometimes, success is completing an article, attending an event, sending a few emails.  Success doesn’t always equal money.”

As enlightened as I consider myself to be, I felt like I just found the key to life.  We have been conditioned to believe that success is found in our bank accounts.  Each post I write, every email I send, every event I attend contribute to my productivity which makes me successful.

It’s the productivity that leads to success.

If you’re an entrepreneur, consider every move you make towards growing you brand a step in the right direction.  For me, this message came right on time.  As I lay the foundation for Introvert N the City, I think it’d necessary for me to remember the journey.  The journey will ultimately lead me to success.  If you stick with consistency by remaining productive, you’ll definitely be successful!