Why success is not enough.

Many people dream of success. There is a self-image in mind about what life would look like if only….

When it comes to careers, people believe that another promotion, a certain status, a particular salary will bring happiness.

In both life and career, therein lies the problem. Success alone is not enough to bring happiness.

For a start, what constitutes as success? Who defines that measurement – yourself, others, society?

The pursuit of success alone often only increases the pressure to do more, be better, go further… the concept of success is always just out of reach. Immediately one goal is achieved, the focus is switched to the next challenge.

Success can be a catalyst for failure.

Even if the pursuit to “go further” stopped after the achievement of a goal, success can become a catalyst for failure.

In the state of “settling”, many people stop doing the very things that got them to that level of success once they achieve the level they want. They get comfortable, complacent, even lazy. And then stagnation kicks in and that “success” no longer feels satisfactory.

Success and happiness are not the same thing.

It is for this reason why I help clients focus on achieving happiness – after all, this is ultimately what most want from our life and our career path.

If you want to find your right path to live a life you’ll love, get in touch here – I’d love to chat with you about your pursuit of HAPPINESS.



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I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
- Jamie T (Leadership Coaching)

Highly recommended

I am so glad I found Mapleleaf Vision! Will has been super supportive and understood exactly what I needed to help me to redirect my focus. I now have fresh enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
- Greg M (Life Coaching)


Will at Mapleleaf vision fitted me in for a last minute decision-making session that I needed to make ASAP re. a job offer / career change. He was friendly, professional, and really knew his stuff! He unpicked things that I could never have done on my own. I’m so grateful to him & will be highly recommending him to everyone! Where there is a ‘Will’, there’s a way! Thank you, Will. You truly have a gift.
- Cat K (Career Coaching)