How would you consider yourself as a success in your career? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Do you have people working for you? Do you own a luxury car? Have you worked your way up from rags to riches?
Everyone has different definitions of success, or aspirations of what they will achieve when they become successful. For example, my sister Jo (designcutsew.blogspot.com) has just completed a degree in Womenswear Fashion Design and Technology at the London College of Fashion. To me, to get a place to study in a place like this is pretty good going. I mean, Jimmy Choo studied there! I went to Bath Spa University, and as much as I loved my time there, I can’t say some extraordinarily famous musician or composer that is worldly known and unmistakeable studied there, because they didn’t. I would have loved to go to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama or The Royal Northern College of Music, but I didn’t realise this until after graduating. But don’t get me wrong, I am glad I went to Bath – the tutors were great and supportive and I had lots of opportunities and generally a fab time, and I have made some lifelong friends! Anyway, I am going a bit off the point I want to make. I was reading my sisters blog (design cut sew) and on the side where the “about me’s” and personal details go, she has a section which says “When I’m successful, I hope to…” and there is a list of things. As I was reading each of the 5 items, it really made me think about what it is I want to do, have or be when I am successful. The things she put were:
• Have a vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk (wouldn’t we all love one of these?!)
• Own a Burberry Trench coat
• Have nice people to spend time with
• Fly my parents to Australia first class
• Carry a Prada bag