8 EO members share how they define success
Contributed by Kym Huynh, an EO Melbourne member, EO Global Communications Committee member, and co-founder of WeTeachMe. Kym is fascinated by entrepreneurs and their journeys, so he asked EO members from various chapters to share their experiences. In this second installment of Kym Huynh’s Leadership Toolkit series, Kym asked eight entrepreneurs how they view success.
We asked successful entrepreneurs from EO chapters around the world, “What does success look like to you?”
Success is often tied to the books we read and the people we meet
There are many forms of success: personal, parental, spiritual, spousal and financial—just to name a few.
- For me business success appeared when I began to understand the difference in being a solopreneur versus being an entrepreneur — #TheEMyth.
- Entrepreneurial success appeared when I began caring more about asking the right questions than having the right answers — #ScalingUp.
- Leadership success appeared when I began thinking more like a leader in my company and less like a boss — #GreatbyChoice.
Ultimately, success on every front can often be tied to the books we read and the people we meet. I certainly wish everyone great and abundant adventures in both.
— Arnie Malham, EO Nashville, founder, Better Book Club; author and speaker, Worth Doing Wrong
Financial success won’t matter if your home life, health or mindset isn’t good
Success means inner and outer harmony; personally and professionally. The amount of financial success won’t matter at all if my home life, my health or my mindset isn’t good.
Success means happiness, fulfillment and contribution to something bigger than me.
— Katty Douraghy, EO San Francisco, president of Artisan Creative