5 Strategies for Achieving Authentic Success

“It all starts with aligning who you are with what you do.” – Jennifer M. Blair

I am thrilled to announce my affiliation with as a participant in their highly-vetted DailyWorth Connect Program, a directory of financial advisors and business experts to help women at every life stage. Each month I will share my thoughts on business and lifestyle tips with women all over the world. is the leading financial media company for women. Launched in 2009, DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career, entrepreneurship and lifestyle through their daily email (Sign up!) which has one million-plus subscribers through their website while reaching millions more women every day.

Their goal is that all women see money not as a source of stress and anxiety, but of freedom and empowerment. And after all, isn’t that what we all want?

My first article appeared on their website on July 29th titled, “5 Strategies for Achieving Authentic Success.”

Here is a brief excerpt:

“Success is the magic word for what we all strive for. It’s what we chase after, prepare for, choose, and desire. It is often defined by one’s accomplishments, favorable endeavors that come to fruition, or the attainment of wealth, position, or honors.

Are you successful, and if so, in what ways? Are you happy with who you are and what you have achieved?

Some people feel successful professionally. They have mastered a vocation, are recognized in a field as an expert, and have been rewarded financially as they continue to find their work fulfilling. However, often their self-esteem is tied to their career, and other parts of their life may suffer. Perhaps they do not have time for their friends or family, or they don’t commit time to any of their other passions and are feeling unfulfilled. Maybe they don’t invest enough time in their romantic relationships, and as such their love life and personal connections deteriorate.

Other people believe they have done well by taking care of their relationships, their health, and their families, yet they carry a constant disappointment that they have not done enough, achieved enough, or accumulated enough. Either way, success is being determined by what they do, not necessarily who they are as a person.

The key to authentic success starts with creating your own personal definition of achievement that aligns who you are with what you do. Most people need a combination of both personal and professional victories while maintaining life balance, personal connections, and passionate pursuits; taking advantage of service opportunities; and staying true to one’s life purpose.

So, what does success mean to you? How do you define it, claim it, and honor it?

To see the five steps to creating authentic success, read the full article here.
Meet Jennifer: Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Author Jennifer M. Blair is founder of Excavive™ Coaching and Consulting, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work focuses on empowering people to pursue their passions, increase their self-confidence, communicate powerfully and build the kind of lives they want to live. If you love these Blog posts, many have been adapted from her first book, The True You: Tools to Excavate, Explore and Evolve, published in 2011.