As product managers we all think about what success means for our specific product, our vision, goals, and metrics. But what about the most important product… your own life? In 2020 I experienced a “dip” in my career. I started reflecting and discovered I didn’t have a definition of what success was for my life. So, out of curiosity, I started to ask some colleagues. A few talks quickly turned into a research project and I hit 100 “Successtimonies” in January 2022. During my 100 interviews I learned a lot about how to define success, and heard many inspiring stories / quotes like: “Success is when I lose the need to define success”. Finally, I was able to come up with a definition of success for my life as well. During this talk I will share the method I developed to define success for my life that I call “the Plateau method”.
This talk is the first time I will share what I’ve learned with a broader audience.