It’s been a hectic week and I haven’t had time to sit down, chillax, and focus on what to write for today’s essay.

I’ve been working on a new website for my career transition program and this week the project consumed all of my creative juices.

We’re this close (holding my index and thumb centimeters apart) to lighting this candle, going live, and I’m excited and stressed at the same time.

I think it was Jim Rohn who first said, “Success leaves clues.” His mentee, Anthony Robbins, also likes to use this phrase.

Having spoken to a myriad of copywriters and web designers over the last few years I finally decided to invest a modest amount of bank and give the reins to professionals who have a winning formula.

Success leaves clues.

Susan Greene, my copywriter, interviewed me for about an hour, all the while absorbing my vision and the message I wanted to convey. In less than a week, she delivered copy that did more than just articulate my vision. She delivered a message with a heart beat. A message I’m sure that will resonate with my ideal client.

Then there’s my web dude; Jason Henning of Red Hen Web Design. Like Susan, I had spoken to Jason several years prior. He was laid back, conversational, and humble. I like humble.

During our convo, he said he would send me a few examples of websites he created enveloped in his fave Wordpress templates. Jason asked me to send him links to websites that I liked. This would give him a feel of what he should be shooting for from a design perspective.

The best part working with these two pros? They made the process effortless. And, they DWTSTYD Did What They Said They Would Do. To me that’s a big deal.

I’ve had my share of working with so called “professionals” who put me through lots of stress; over promising and not delivering. Amateurs who could talk to talk but never showed up to walk the walk.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to both Susan and Jason.

What’s interesting is that I had something in common with both of these rock stars. Susan and I are Syracuse University alums. Jason is an actor and I’ve produced eight plays for community theatre.

When I think back to my most successful partnerships and clients, there’s usually a common thread that connects us in some way. My intuition, emotional intelligence, or whatever you want to name it kicks in and says, “this just feels right.”

Success leaves clues.

Susan and Jason have played a part in hundreds of successful projects. They know what works. As well as what doesn’t.

Success leaves clues.

What’s your situation?

If you’re still in the same situation, what’s the payoff for you to keep marching down the same path?

The shortest route to slaying your endgame is to envelop yourself with people who have already done what you want to do. Also, listen to your intuition. If they’re singing your music? Chances are you have a winning combo.

Most importantly, they’ve experienced the clues to success over and over and over again.

Believe me, that experience will get you to where you want to go quicker.

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