This post is rather personal.
I will share with you an inner change that (finally…) took place.
During my professional career
I was always striving for success,
the main way that I used to measure it was by popularity:
In how many countries did I hold seminars?
To which festivals I was invited to teach?
How many people are following my work? etc.
This path led me to be mostly frustrated,
As I gained more popularity, I wanted more and more…
In 2018 I realised that something must change,
My definition of success was not serving me,
As it was not actually my definition,
It was not relevant to my own life…
In 2019, I have lived my own definition:
Balancing my roll as a father and my profession
I have managed to be fully present as a father,
and at the same time do what I love for a living.
This become my new authentic success.
And it brought me happiness.
The process I went through
is something try to pass on to my students.
Don’t chase things
that others have defined important for themselves.
Start by asking:
Is it relevant for my own life?
What would be my personal success?
We don’t need to be anything
more than what we are.
A good old cliche!
To finish I would like to
wish you a successful 2020 ;)