How To Celebrate the Success of Others

hasseman marketing celebrating I love to celebrate success.  I mean, we ALL love to celebrate our own success.  But one of the best things to do is to celebrate the success of others.  Not only is it a good feeling, but for me, it’s also an indicator that I am in a good place.  You see, it’s really hard to–sincerely–celebrate the success of others if you are jealous of them.  I mean, you can put on “the face.”  But it’s hard to be happy in your heart.  When you are insecure, or frustrated, or angry, it’s tough to be elated when someone else seems to be out there killing it. It’s easy to be smiling on the outside, when your insides are screaming “why not me?” I understand.  I actually think most people have had “that moment.”  So don’t beat yourself up.  It’s the reason you know you are in a good place when you see some good news and you say, “Wow, good for them,” and really mean it.   But how do you get there?  How do you go from a place where you want to scream, to a place where you are happy to see others succeed?  I am hardly a licensed therapist…but here are a few thoughts that come to mind. Seek Out Reasons to be Grateful:  Gratitude is the prescription for a Happy life.  If you want to be in a better mood, have better relationships, and just live a fuller existence, consistently look for reasons to be grateful.  You simply can’t be grateful and pissed at the same time.  Can’t do it.  When you are grateful you are much more likely to be happy for others. Seek Out Reasons to Celebrate Others:  The simple act of seeking out reasons to celebrate others is powerful.  What you put your attention on, you tend to find more of.  If you continually look for things to celebrate you will find them.  It’s like a muscle…work it. Seek Out People You Admire:  It’s really easy to celebrate people you love and admire.  As you seek out “things” to celebrate, look for people you WANT to celebrate.  You will find those reasons quickly! And here’s the secret.  The more you celebrate others, the more they want to celebrate you!  P.S.  Congrats to our great pals at Commonsku!  They recently surpassed $500 Million in sales under the platform.  They have created an amazing software.  But more importantly, they are creating an amazing tribe.  Well done! Make sure you never miss an update!  We send out a weekly email to recap all of the content we create.  Sign up for our VIP newsletter below!    

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.