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Apr 15, 2016

The Five C’s of Success

Jen CronebergerBy Guest Blogger Jen Croneberger


There are many ways to define success. How and why we choose the ways that we do more often than not define our outcomes. So what is the foundation of defining success at the core level?

The following Five C’s lay the foundation for the house of our success to be built upon. Without each of these, we would find that our house would crumble easily.

Character is about more than just who you are when no one is watching. It is a deeper understanding of who you are and how you show up every day. By exploring our character, we can find a better connection with those around us.

The way in which we Communicate can affect many factors in our success. We all have different backgrounds and belief windows that we look through when exchanging information. Sometimes we aren’t as aware of this as we should be. When we are, we create better communication in everything we do, at home and in the workplace.

Choice is the third C. We make choices every day: some matter, some don’t. Either way, we have a tendency to make choices without thinking. We should pay more attention to the choices that affect our attitudes.

Courage to be authentic and genuine and to lead from the heart is the fourth C. Part of this is making sure we see others for who they are as much as we seek to be seen. Most people want two things in life: to be seen and to be listened to. When we have the courage to do both, we validate the human experience at a higher level.

The last C is Confidence. Confidence is the cornerstone for everything we do. There are ways we lose it, and ways we gain it. But most of all, confidence dictates our ability to go from “I can’t” to “I did.”


Jen Croneberger is an author, life coach, and motivational speaker from Philadelphia. Hear more from her at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Women of the PICPA event on April 26, 2016.

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