Build stature, significance and systems. If you do enough research and practice to become an expert in your field, you can then build a stature for yourself that produces a significance that impacts others you can become successful. And all you would have to do next is build systems around you to help you keep the success flowing or even automate the entire process.
Have you ever noticed how often we equate success with more? Whether that’s more products, more profits, more activities or more accomplishments, we buy into the belief that we have to do more to have more to be more. And that will sum up to success. And then along comes The Great Resignation. Where employees are signaling that the “more” that’s being offered — even more pay, more perks, and more PTO — isn’t summing up to success for them. We visited with leaders who are redefining what success means now. Their answers might surprise you.
As a part of this series, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Shaun Crumméy.
Shaun Crumméy is a life coach and the creator and founder of the Luhv+ Transformation platform. Luhv+ is an app and community outlet in which creatives, entrepreneurs, and young business professionals gather to master their minds, elevate their lives, and simplify success through professional and career development activities curated by Crumméy. Shaun has a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in communications and multimedia at Seton Hall University. He is also a system strategist podcast host of Luhv + AM Affirmations, Insights & Inspirations and author of Becoming More Effective in Less Time, available on Amazon.
Thank you for making time to visit with us about the topic of our time. Our readers would like to get to know you a bit better. Can you please tell us about one or two life experiences that most shaped who you are today?
The death of my parents and moving to seven different schools in nine years are two experiences that helped shaped who I am because it forced me to continuously evolve, my identity, activity, and delivery.
We all have myths and misconceptions about success. What are some myths or misconceptions that you used to believe?
The misconceptions that I had was the belief that there was some sort of secrets to success and that opportunities would find me as long as I remained patient. But the truth is there aren’t any secrets to success, only systems to success, and opportunities only arrive when I create them.
How has your definition of success changed?
The definition of success for me used to be money or stature. Now it’s simply an intention fulfilled, starting with a commitment, and achieved by consistency.
The pandemic, in many ways, was a time of collective self-reflection. What changes do you believe we need to make as a society to access success post pandemic?
The belief that all we have is now. This moment and every moment lead to the next. I believe we should place emphasis on ownership and serving others by providing value to help make others live better as well as our own. I’m huge on self-love. The more I love myself the more I can love others.
What do you see as the unexpected positives in the pandemic? We would love to hear a few of your stories or examples.
The unexpected positives were the shift towards more remote working opportunities and software. Prior to the pandemic I was working in the corporate world creating movie graphics for Netflix and ROKU as well as others.
And pretty much most of my work was done through the cloud. Unfortunately, my employer didn’t want me to work remotely, and I strongly encourage them to allow it. Long story short they didn’t like it and we split ways. This was in 2019 about 10 months before the pandemic where I resumed my journey as a full-time entrepreneur. At the time I was freelancing shooting and producing videos. And once the pandemic happened, I began to make money online. Instead of shooting I was mostly editing and that’s when I realized, wow, I could really work from anywhere as long as I choose gigs that required my laptop and some software. Ever since then I’ve been making money online.
We’re all looking for answers about how to be successful now. Could you please share “5 Ways To Redefine Success Now?”
The first way to residing success now is to renovate, innovate and collaborate. Taking an idea that already exists, adjusting it to your liking, innovating it, adding a new layer to it with your own unique spin or signature and then collaborating with other to bring it to life.
The next way is build stature, significance and systems. If you do enough research and practice to become an expert in your field, you can then build a stature for yourself that produces a significance that impacts others you can become successful. And all you would have to do next is build systems around you to help you keep the success flowing or even automate the entire process.
Another way is to map, make and master. We learn our way to success. Most people think the purpose for learning is knowing but the purpose of learning is mastery. If we are able to map out what we want to accomplish and we make it appear in reality by taking action, we now have a process that we could repeat until we master it and once, we master the process we will be able to get to know success. If we had to give a speech and we mapped out what we wanted to say and how we wanted to make others feel we would then make the speech real by writing it out and reciting aloud. All we must do now is practice delivering the speech until we’ve mastered it.
One of the other ways to redefine success is to see it as an assignment. First you want to assess your current situation and get clear on what you want to accomplish moving forward and then create and assignments for yourself to bring forth what you would like to accomplish all by aligning your goals, tasks, and actions. Therefore, if we assess, assign and align we could assess how to accomplish what we want, create an assignment to manifest it and stay in alignment to achieve it.
A fifth way to redefine success is to understand SUCCESS is an INTENTION fulfilled, it starts with a COMMITMENT, and it’s achieved by CONSISTENCY. When you say you want success, be super SPECIFIC about what you want from your world and be the reflection of what you want. For me my specific intention is to create a world around me full of sincere love, appreciation for one another, connectivity being able to be open transparent and vulnerable with each other, and financial prosperity, being able to make impact and money as I travel the world that covers all my expenses at least 10x over.
How would our lives improve if we changed our definition of success?
Our realities are generated from our perspectives and opinions. If we change what we say we could change what we see.
What’s the biggest obstacle that stands in the way of our redefined success? And what advice would you offer about overcoming those obstacles?
One of the biggest obstacles that stands in the way of our redefined success is holding on to who we are used to being. Most of us can’t transform into the person that we WANT to be because we hold on so tightly to who we THINK we are or USED to be. We have to do something different in order to get different results. Letting go of who you think you are opens the pathway to transforming into who you need to be.
Where do you go to look for inspiration and information about how to redefine success?
I like to look at mine or others current problems. Every problem has a solution, and most solutions create new problems. It’s a cycle of growth and every time I grow from within, everything else around me grows
We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US, with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He, she or they might just see this if we tag them.
The person that I would like to have breakfast with would be Vishen Lakhiani. His platform inspires me to continue building mine.
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Thank you for these fantastic insights. We greatly appreciate the time you spent on this. We wish you continued success and good health.
With nothing but honor and gratitude the feeling is mutual. Thank you for being super amazing!