One of the happiest people I’ve ever met is Jimbo, the hot dog man. Let’s face it. Who wouldn’t want his job? He only works six months out of the year, and the other six he’s on vacation in Mexico. His job, as his nickname suggests, is selling hot dogs and Cokes on the beach during the summer near Daytona Beach, Florida. I mean if you’re going to have to work, wouldn’t it be nice to have your uniform be a swimsuit and t-shirt?

But before you get too jealous with Jimbo, let me tell you about his standard of living. Jimbo owns his home, free and clear. It’s politely described as a manufactured home. Most of us would know it as a single-wide mobile home. It’s at least 15-20 years old, and until four years ago it didn’t have air conditioning. Think about that for a minute –living in Florida in the dead of summer with no air conditioning.

When Jimbo goes on vacation to Mexico, he doesn’t fly. He drives in his van, which is at least 15 years old with over 200,000 + miles on it, and the paint color is called Rust. And where does he stay when he’s vacationing in Mexico? As you might have guessed, in his van. He calls it “camping”.

My friend Jimbo knows what makes him happy; a fairly basic standard of living. And he ignores what the rest of us think his version of success should look like. He knows what success looks like for him. This is why he’s one of the happiest people I’ve ever met.

So to find the secret to living worry free, you have to first decide what success looks like for YOU! Once you’ve got a clear picture of your definition of success, you need to break it down into bite size goals.

But make sure you’re using “good” goals not “bad” goals.

A bad goal is vague and lacks details such as, “I’d like to retire in 5 years”. A good goal would be “I’d like to retire by November 29, 2017 with a monthly income of $9,000. Adjusted for inflation and taxes, able to withstand any surprises life is sure to throw my way, no matter how long I live”.

I’ve got a couple of resources that might help you get clarity. If you’re a business executive, a friend of mine coaches executives, including some Fortune 500 leaders, to get a clear picture of their life. It’s called Vision Day with Rob Berkley.

Or if you’re a business owner like me, you really should read Michael Gerber’s book The E-Myth, if you haven’t already. And then, I’d highly recommend you do what I did. Hire your own personal E-Myth coach — mine is Jeff Burrows.

So, how about you? Are you letting society define success for you? Do you have a crystal clear picture of what success really looks like for you? What’s really important to you in life? Don’t let society define Success for you!