Are you Successful? If yes, by whose definition? If not, same question. Michele Thornton Ghee is tired of trying to live up to other people’s standards of success and instead challenged herself, and now us, to make it personal. Whether you are a billionaire, postal worker, teacher, hotel receptionist, or young entrepreneur trying to make ends meet, your success is not determined by power, money, or even recognition. Instead, it is linked to the fulfillment of setting and achieving your goals.

SUCCESS: On Your Terms pulls back the layers to reveal what is most important-YOU! Thornton Ghee offers a masterful framework filled with intention and action destined to take you from where you are to where you ultimately want to be. Starting with a commitment to yourself, each component reminds readers to shed the expectations and rules of others and return to the most fundamental truth-that what you want matters.

SUCCESS Checklist

Commitment Is Non-Negotiable

Have Courage

Sign the Success Contract

Have Clarity For What You Want

Understand the Culture to Build Your Strategy

Change Yourself and Be A Change Agent

Be A Coach and Be Coachable

Survey Your Competition

Exercise Capacity During the Process

Be Mindful of Your Connections

Find and Be A Champion

Consistent Is the Name of the Game

Conflict Is Inevitable

Communicate Your Story and Your Wins

Allow Curiosity to Flow

Make Creativity End In Opportunity

Offer and Accept Compassion

Give the Gift of Community Service

Every day is a Choice

Celebrate Big and Small Victories