By: Ariela Balk, CEO/President, Ariela-Alpha International LLC, Smart and Sexy
1. Decide what you really want…
It sounds simple, but I still meet people that do not have a clear vision for what they want. not everyone is very clear on what they really want. Success is defined by getting what you really want.
As a women, you have to make tough choices. It’s important to confront all the wonderful options you have, and be clear, in your heart and your head, on what you really want; create a plan, and be willing to make sacrifices on other things.
If both a family and a successful business are equally top priorities for you, as they are for me, you will need to sacrifice some time from other things like hobbies, friends, extra work- out hours and free time.
Define what you want very clearly. I wanted both a large business and a large family. I travel extensively for work, I am often away 1-2 nights a week, but on the nights I am in town, I rarely come home after 7pm, I rarely go to dinner with my friends or husband during the week, I go home and put my kids to bed- A process that takes a few hours.
Its not just the big decisions that count, its the sum of every small decision and cross road you face every day.
I am very happy with my choices because I was blessed with the clarity of knowing what I really wanted at 21 years old.
The sooner you think through you options, and what achieving your goals looks like, the sooner you can become laser focused on working to get there!
Please feel free to leave your comments below on what YOU really want!