Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Ribons. She and her eam share their story with us below:
Elizabeth Ribons the Founder of NEXT Career & Life encourages us to look forward to what is NEXT and to leverage change for our best lives.
“How do you define success now? We are different than we were a decade ago and want different things. We will continue to change throughout life…How do you remain relevant and live our best lives?”
At the starting line of life, like many Elizabeth had goals that represented success to her. She became an entrepreneur, worked hard, and accomplished what she had envisioned to achieve success. But her definition and criteria for success had changed – her life was different.
As her life evolved and changed in ways she hadn’t factored in, she realized she wasn’t alone in this. Many people -especially now- struggle to be present for their life, family, career and remain relevant. They sometimes find themselves unfulfilled or losing themselves in the goal they had set.
She knew she had to think differently: “I stepped back and assessed my life, created a process to reset and reinvent and I haven’t stopped”
She has spent over 25 years creating vision to reality, realizing goals, developing resilience & tools to create the life and career that she wanted for herself -assessing and changing to adjust to what worked best in her life & business.
She has redefined success for herself again and again as her life has evolved and changed.
Elizabeth has worked with and taught others to leverage change, evolve and redefine success. Now, she is sharing her experience, knowledge (and her process) with others.
“NEXT Career & Life is about gaining the tools to redefine success for ourselves in life& Business. To evolve in our lives and goals, connecting to our NEXT with tools & resources and experts that support and empower the journey.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Life is never easy but it’s the rough spots – if we learn from them – that build our character, confidence and prove to ourselves we can do it. And if we aren’t learning? Our life gets pretty small.
Keeping focus on what truly matters – at the end of the day? That is what has got me through the hard things.
Here is something I wrote on the ‘Discovery’ page on NEXT: I know if you take a moment and look back at your life…You will probably agree that things happen for a reason.
You may not have lived long enough to see it yet, or you are overwhelmed and aren’t able to right now. But, you are unique and your experiences- good and bad- matter.
As the youngest daughter of a single mom, I had to get really good at characteristics that have served me in my life. And, I have created businesses, careers, and a better life view because of it. It didn’t seem so then when I watched her struggle and was on my own a lot. But now, I realize what I know, have applied throughout my life, and am sharing, can help others reimagine themselves – over and over -to remain relevant, engaged…throughout life.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Entrepreneur/Teacher – I am a ‘change facilitator’ in Life, Business & Career. No matter what I am doing, I know who I am, what I bring and how I can contribute. MY WORK is to teach, share, empower, and inspire others to do the same.
I love that I have never ever let go of my creativity and that it is the core of who I am.
Some might say they are not creative and that couldn’t be further from the truth. As humans, we are the only species with the ability to solve problems and create solutions.
I am proud of not accepting the “It can’t be done” or “This won’t work” comments because where would we be as humans if we accepted those statements??
I continue to challenge myself and learn and life can beat us down but…It can also be sweet. Find the solutions.
Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I was always creating, curious, capable, optimistic and independent. I did well in school because I liked to learn. I had to depend on my own abilities and figure things out.
I loved being outdoors, (still do) the beach, body surfing, skating, playing games outside, adventures, building forts, etc.
I was what is called a “latch-key” kid and would surprise my friends with after school grilled cheeses or whatever we decided on Their moms would never let them in the kitchen.
I loved to read and still devour a good book.
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