“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

– Nelson Mandela

It’s true.

Your success all boils down to two qualities. TWO.

And although the title of this post says these two qualities are essential for success in business, they are also essential for your own happiness, which is really what matters in life.

Every week, whether I’m interviewing guests on the Mass Amplify Show or meeting people in person, I am so grateful¬†for the stories from authors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who have been successful with their pursuits. The stories are what inspire the world to be better.

And these two qualities come shining through every time.



The interesting thing is that these two qualities affect everything from the choices we make to the people we serve and their experience of us to the impact we have on the world and how we view ourselves. This ripples out, touching everyone we connect with, which is why these qualities have such a tremendous amount of significance when it comes to the results we achieve, aka our “success”.


When you focus on these 2 qualities, it comes through in everything you do including social media. In fact, if you cultivate these 2 qualities, the impact you can have with social media will expand exponentially.

So, what are these two qualities?

Passion and authenticity.


Passion is what drives you to do the work you do. Click To Tweet

Without a healthy dose of passion in your day, it is nearly impossible to sustain your energy as you ride the ups and downs of life and business.


Authenticity is the glue that binds you to the people in your network. Click To Tweet


The more authentic you are, the stronger your connections will be. The stronger your connections are, the more support you will have in reaching your goals and the greater the likelihood that you will reach them.

The only way to be truly authentic is to do the inner work that is necessary so that you know yourself better than anyone else. So that you know your strengths and your weaknesses and you aren’t ashamed of them. So that you know your purpose and vision and nothing can get in the way of you living with them. So that you show up as a whole person, ready to serve others from a place of truth, integrity and love. That is what success looks like.


Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.” – Deepak Chopra


Here are some episodes of the Mass Amplify Show that delve into passion and authenticity:

Episode #33 with Jeff Sheehan

Episode #31 with Tamara McCleary

Episode #7 with Brian Fanzo

Episode #3 with Porter Gale