Editor's Note: The Success Issue

Author: Vickie Magic
Issue 80

Editor's Note: The Success Issue

I need to start this editor’s note with a massive thank you.

Thanks so much to each and every one of you.  Your feedback on us changing the name of the magazine to Matters Magazine, and changing from ten issues a year to just four seasonal issues has blown us away.  The truth is, my initial reason really was to give myself a little bit more of a life, but honestly I just didn’t realise how much you would love it too.  Thanks for all the messages, calls, emails, and honest feedback telling us that you love the fact you get longer to read the magazine, and for our advertisers and prospective advertisers, that you get so much for value for your dollar. With a sixty percent saving, it has made it so much easier for almost anyone in business to afford.  It’s pretty amazing to know that you get a whopping 13-week shelf life from each issue of the magazine.

We cannot believe that this issue is our 80TH ISSUE and that this is our TENTH YEAR on the Sunshine Coast, we are so thrilled at the feedback we are getting from you. It seems we are just getting stronger and stronger.

Our winter issue is our success issue, and we have found so many amazing local success stories to share with you. Who knew there were so many great businesses right here on the Coast? We love finding some of the unknown heroes right here in our own backyard.

What does success mean to you? See my thoughts on page 68 –
I honestly believe that the gateway to real success is helping others to be successful. At the end of the day, the truth is that success to you may be something quite different to success for me or someone else; to some it’s money, to others it’s happiness or holidays or friendships. We all hold true to what we believe in and the truth is that our own reality is all that matters in the end, because that’s what it is to us. I love that success doesn’t mean money to me, because then money isn’t my god, I have enough. I love it sure, and I would happily have more, but I sincerely believe that if you do what you love and help others
get what they want, the money just comes and you don’t even have to look for it.

If you really want to be successful, or more successful, it’s about staying focused to your commitment – you can’t drop the ball.  People speak about motivation; I believe the bigger thing is commitment. If you are truly committed to the results and goals you set and stay focused on that commitment, you will get there in the end. I love the saying ‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.’  That’s success.

Many thanks to Jason Hay Photography who provided most of the images for our centre page inspirational financial year wall calendar. www.jasonhayphotography.com