Hi I’m Giselle.
I have always been curious about success – what makes successful people successful.
I studied many books in the self-help genre including the perennial bestsellers:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie (1936)
- The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale (1952)
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (1937)
Most of the books I read touted some variation of:
Know your destination, work hard, stay the course and eventually you will be prosperous.
I have seen many professionals, myself included, struggle with this formula.
I asked myself often, “Why, even after following success prescriptions was I not feeling successful?” I made a lot of money, and then suffered months of hardly making any money at all. “What was I not doing right?”
Then I stumbled onto a book that changed my life: The Power of Uniqueness – How to Become Who You Really Are by Arthur F. Miller Jr. (1999).
I realized how important individuality is – not just WHAT we do, but HOW we do what we do.
We’ve been taught a standardized formula for success (a one-size-fits-all notion) which asks the question: What is the best way to achieve success?
Yet if we want to build great and thriving businesses, develop a great and thriving Trinidad and Tobago and operate in an equally thriving Caribbean region, we need to get the best out of EVERYONE no matter “WHO YOU ARE or WHERE YOU ARE STARTING FROM.”
In order to help everyone live up to their full potential we must begin by understanding and empowering them.
To do so we need to ask a completely different question:
What is the best way for ME to achieve success?
This is personal for me.
I have struggled through my life, feeling as if I was often swimming up stream. It’s as if wherever I looked there was a dark cloud preventing me from “seeing the light.”
I knew I was onto something when I found Arthur Miller’s book.
I started looking for and interviewing ordinary people, living life on their terms. I let each person describe their journey to professional excellence in their own words.
What rang true for everyone interviewed so far, is that sense of fulfillment.
Individuality does matter and each person’s road to being fulfilled is different. Their interests, needs and desires are different – whether they are grooming dogs,making leather items,pursuing all things goat related, changing lives or re-dreaming a restaurant.
Whether you feel trapped in a dead-end job, taking the first steps on your journey into entrepreneurship; whether you think you are already on the right track, or if you feel in a dark place, directionless and adrift, I am here to help you answer one question:
How can you harness your individuality in the pursuit of fulfillment to achieve excellence?
If you want help in answering this question for you or members on your team, then fill out the form below and let’s talk about how I can help you.
I am not here to help you become the best in the world. I am here to help you become the best version of you! Fill out the form, now and let’s explore how I can help you.
If you are fulfilled and living life on your terms or know someone who’s doing just that, then send an email to giselle (at) gisellehudson (dot) com and put “interview” in the subject line. I am interested in you. What I am not interested in is the kind of celebrity who usually adorns the pages of books about success.