The Little Things That Lead to Success

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We talk a lot about “success” at Flerish and how we want you to be successful—what we sometimes don’t do is qualify that success as healthy success (it doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?) Contrary to what pop culture might tell us, money and fame don’t equal success, they’re just that: money and fame.

Real success is like a movie. A lot of big (and small) components go into the making of it, and the end result is a cohesive, tangible outcome that is the sum of all its parts. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, Nicolas Cage is involved, but that’s neither here nor there.

The point is, for every director and lead actor that get the recognition and glory; there are smaller less noticeable contributors that are key towards achieving the end result. Just look at any awards show ceremony, and you’ll see the long line of people who get thanked that you never knew existed.

Read on to find out what we mean, and just what a “Best Boy” does on a film set. (Just kidding, we’re not going to get into that, but since you’re probably now curious the Best Boy is the assistant to the Chief Electrician on set. The more you know….)

Start Saying “Thank You” More

Thanking someone acknowledges the work and time they’ve spent and validates the contribution they’ve made (no matter how big or how small.)

Additionally, practicing gratitude has mental and physical benefits to your own health and generally trains your brain to look for the positive aspects which helps you become happier overall.

Stop Hitting the Snooze

…now who do you think got enough sleep last night?

You know sleep is important, but are you getting enough?

Look, you know it, we know it, everyone knows it—you’re never going to wake up at 5:30 in the morning. Accept it, embrace it, and stop getting poor quality of sleep because of it.

Who among us hasn’t hit snooze 6 times before we got up because our ambition to tackle the morning always seems so much more doable the previous evening (you know, before you have to wake up)? Why are you wasting that time being half-awake, half-asleep? Just set the alarm for the time you actually get up in the morning and then actually get up in the morning. So, if you set the alarm for 5:30 and snooze until 6:15, accept the battle is lost, and take back those 45 minutes. Thank us later.

Asking If Someone Needs Help (and Asking for Help in Return)

“Hey, how can I help?” Those five magic words can make someone’s day, so why not?

Doing good does you good. We’re all in this together, and we all need a helping hand sometimes. It’s why we have three (going on four) Avengers, and only one (acknowledged) Hulk movie—teams get stuff done. Hulk is great, but no one wants to watch him angrily smash things by himself for 2 hours, it gets old, fast.


What most people don’t realize is that the above, while generally touted as life advice, are things that lead to a path of success and general well-being. They’re the unsung heroes that aren’t a promotion or a career change; they’re the steps you needed to take to get you to success.

Part of our mission at Flerish is to help you define what success means to you, and help you get it—the important part of that equation is the “definition” stage. We believe that true success is healthy and sustainable and that it is tied to overall well-being—so yes, while our tips are Mom-approved and nothing ground-breaking, they’re designed to get you thinking about success in a new way, outside of the money/status genre that we all tend to think of it in.

What do you think? Did we leave something out? Dying for another stand-alone Hulk movie? Comment below!