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Today is the Chopped Podcast FriChats! These Friday Chats feature Marly and Cara Ansis jamming on topics of interest to people like you, food bloggers, creative entrepreneurs, and more! This week’s topic: What is Success. Read and listen on for some heartfelt discussion success for food bloggers!

Today on FriChats Marly is talking about Tennis and Blogging and how we can learn about being in the present moment, being nonjudgmental, and staying relaxed in order to play...and blog our best!

This week Cara and I are asking the question, What is Success?

What are your metrics for success? Is it page views? The number of followers on Instagram?

If you meet those numbers, will you be happy? It’s easy to imagine that is the case, but that kind of situation is an external validation. What if you are the definition of success just as you are?

Stop your limiting thoughts and find your own drummer to dance to. That’s the theme of today’s FriChats discussion.

Check back with us each Friday to get your FriChat on!

In case you’re curious, here’s how we feel about Fridays.

Oh, and here are some of our favorite quotes from today’s episode:

Switch from a goal-focused type of thinking to a vision-focused process. #frichats #choppedpodcast Share on X The more I can connect with my Internal Me (IM), the more, the more...I feel like I have a vision for my work. #frichats Share on X When you look at the people you admire the most, they're usually the people dancing to their own drums. #frichats #choppedcon Share on X Are you transforming into more of who you really are? #choppedcon #frichats Share on X My happiness isn't based off of pleasing others. #frichats #choppedpodcast Share on X There isn't a magic pill that you can order to be successful! #frichats Share on X When I'm in that happy mindset, that's when my creativity really comes out. #frichats #choppedcon Share on X

Our goal at ChoppedCon is to help you be your best. We hope this discussion on What is Success is helpful to the important work you’re doing every day!

Now, go forth and Be Your Best You!

Featured Content – FriChats: What is Success

Here are some of the highlights of today’s post:

  • Marly talks about her evolution in her definition of success
  • Cara shares about her vision statement for her site
  • We talk about how some metrics like the number of page views, can be an external validation, when what we really need is to develop an inner vision and move toward that
  • We talk about exchanging a goal-focused mindset for a vision-focused mindset
  • We talk about how external validation, such as getting your photos rejected by Food Gawker, can not be reflective of who we really are
  • Cara talks about the importance of being proud of your work, and releasing attachments to positive or negative responses to it
  • Marly talks about meditation and how it has helped her to better understand her vision for her work

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