There are many traits that can lead to success and Hope Mueller, Vice President Program and Project Management at Horizon, shares how persistence helped to open doors throughout her life. In this interview, Hope talks about her new book- “Hopey, From Commune to Corner Office” and her journey from poverty and violence to having a successful career and being a mother of 4 girls. Hope’s tenacity, grit and ability to stay positive amidst incredible adversity is incredibly inspiring.
Hope achieved success by having a positive approach and mindset and shared these insights.
- Be comfortable with change. In her book, Hope faced constant change and she learned quickly how to adapt to any situation.
- Be solutions focused. There is always a solution.
- Persistence will Open Doors. “Just keep going, because someone will come and open the gate.”-Hope Mueller.
- Overnight success takes 10 years. If you are clear on what you want to achieve and keep driving towards it you will arrive.
- Be present in what you are doing. Hope uses this technique: “Be here now; Now be here” that she picked up from her time in the Commune. By being fully present in the moment, you will find greater enjoyment in your life.
- Do what you are good at doing and lean into your strengths.
- Honor your time. Set aside time and be fully present in those moments.
- Make time for what is important and stay focused. Hope is a successful leader, author, launched a charity, sits on a few boards, is a mother of four and just started her MBA. She attributes her ability to balance so many demands by honoring the time she allocates to an activity.
Finding a Mentor:
- Ask for whatever it is you want.
- People want to help. Most people will agree to meet with you because they want to share and make a difference.
- Decide on what is the value of meeting. Determine what you can learn from them.
- Have 3 questions prepared. Focus on listening first before speaking.
Try Something New:
- Don’t be afraid to try new things.
- The good stuff happens when you are outside of the comfort zone. Lean into your strengths. Just go for it.
- Use your core transferable skill set and then when you have the opportunity-Go for it.
Advice: “Find ways to honor your time. You can be amazing. Just go do that.”
Check out Hope’s new book at www.Hopey.net. Her second book is coming out in May “COUNTING HOPE: CREATING THE PATH TO CONFIDENCE”.
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About Hope Mueller:
Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, executive, and active non-profit volunteer who is passionate about career development and community service. Marked by the experiences on a hippie commune in her early years, Hope’s unique childhood conceived her gift of creating order out of chaos. She lives with her husband in northern Illinois and actively parents her four daughters through the phases of their lives.