Defining Success: Emily Rand
Emily Rand is an enthusiast for life, a world traveler and creator of The Awareness Movement, an online community designed to inspire and motivate. She has 10+ years’ experience working in sports and entertainment marketing with the Kansas City Royals, AEG, Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets. Emily is an avid volunteer and enjoys working with the elderly.
She has a passion for checking items off of her eight page bucket list, including working on a dude ranch, skydiving and visiting over 30 countries. Next up on her list is launching a television show and hiking the El Camino.
How do you define success?
To quote Lao Tzu, "Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
How do you measure your own success?
When I am in the moment and happy, I consider myself successful. I’ve learned not to get too caught up in success or failure. All of it is just a fleeting moment that soon becomes the past.
How does success feel?
When I am in the present, not focused on the past or future, and feeling connected, I know I am alive and living my purpose.
When was the last time you felt successful? What happened?
I had many wonderful interactions with several people throughout the day. We shared positive energy and connected on a deeper level. I felt successful by having meaningful conversations and feeling connected with them.
How do you celebrate your success?
By showing gratitude.
What advice would you offer to someone who wants to be successful?
Be yourself and pursue the life you want to live.