Thoughts on Success

By Sue Baumgaertner-Bartsch

Short Biography : Nina Schmid

Nina Schmid is an Inspirational Speaker, a Certified High Performance Coach™, a Certified Vikara® Spiritual Guide and Quantum Healer, a Certified Vikara-Vastu® Consultant, as well as an Award-winning International Architect.

She speaks four languages fluently, has worked and lived in several countries in Europe and regards herself as a Citizen of the World. She is a Serial Entrepreneur, also co-owning an Eco-Fashion-Company, as well as the Non-Profit-Organization Street Philosophy®.
She has become a leading authority in the fields of High Performance, Holistic Success and Value-aligned Living.

Since having overcome a major trauma that hit her family a few years ago, she made it her mission to seek out the world’s most successful Individuals, High Performers, Philosophers and Thought leaders to continuously learn from them. She is personally coached by a number of them and recently shares the stage with her mentors and other celebrities.

As a Coach and Speaker, she inspires and challenges you to rise above your circumstances and live from your Highest Self, so that you can succeed beyond standard norms consistently over the long-term while maintaining positive well-being and positive relationships.

Her vision is that we all live a Truly Good Life, knowing that we owe this to ourselves, to our loved ones and to everyone else in this world.


Personal Info & Preferences:

Name & Surname: Nina Schmid
Country: Germany
Title: Inspirational Speaker & Life and Success Strategist
Certified High-Performance Coach™
Certified Quantum Healer


What success means to me:

The most striking definition of success to me is “making the most of your potential”. This actually fills me with awe and goes to show that being truly successful can be a lifelong endeavor.
A more tangible definition may be, “succeeding beyond standard norms, consistently over the long-term, while maintaining positive well-being and positive relationships”.
If we consider only short-term success then we are merely speaking of goal attainment and this to me, is different from true success.

Read my article “Who do you want to be?” in the Business Booster Today Magazine (January 2019 international edition) to learn more!

My key to success:

My key to success is that I always look to the future while at the same time standing with both feet in the present.
I am active and committed in everything I do; I am very ambitious and I take huge strides towards everything I want to achieve. But at the same time, I have a deep sense of fulfillment through all that I have right now.
Ambition and satisfaction actually aren’t contradictory.
There are so many things I want to achieve and I am not afraid to aim high, but if I were to die today, I would die completely satisfied, joyous and happy.
I continuously work on putting a better version of myself out there every day. But at the same time, I am extremely grateful for everything I already have and everything I already am.
I believe that true success only has value if you take time to stop and smell the roses.

Advice on three core success principles for entrepreneurs:

A.) Instead of being stuck on a thought level or trying to resolve things with your rational mind, you have to actually change your identity, if you want to change your outcome.

B.) See things as you want them to be, not as they are. This refers to one of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits: “Start with the end in mind.” Be clear on your vision and work your way backward from there.

C.) Integrity is everything. The path to greatness and success demands that you live and breathe certain virtues. Honesty towards yourself and others is one. Integrity towards yourself and towards others is another.

More success advice:

Coaching has had by far the single biggest impact on my business. At the same time, coaching is the single biggest expense that I have.
And it is worth every dollar that I invest.
Making myself fit for the future, making sure that I continuously level up, that I learn from the best, that I am being held accountable for my results (which makes me take action accordingly) is what has not only turned my business but what has turned my life around.
To me, there is no wiser investment, no higher ROI, no lower risk, no better deal than investing in myself through coaching.

My favorite quotes:

“Honor the struggle”, says my mentor and coach Brendon Burchard and this has become one of my favorite quotes. Because frankly yes! Sometimes it is a struggle. Sometimes we feel that it would be nice to lay back, instead of going the extra mile.

But change and growth do not happen in the comfort zone. To grow at a faster pace, we must actually seek deliberate discomfort on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, even spiritual and then push through that discomfort.

“Persistence is one of the main keys to success”, says my other coach and mentor JT Foxx over and over again. Pushing no matter how you feel, going where you don’t want to go, never giving up.

Everyone who ends up not being successful just gave up too soon…

The top influencers that I follow:

A.) Influencer number one:
Brendon Burchard – The World’s #1 High-Performance Coach:
Famous for being Tony Robbins’ and Oprah Winfrey’s Coach.
I have been following Brendon for many years now. I had started with his books and his online courses and then went to his live events.
Today I am very proud to say that I am now certified by him in person, as one of his very few elites Certified High-Performance Coaches™.
I love being part of the Burchard family and to be held accountable to its high standards.

B.) Influencer number two:
JT Foxx – The World’s #1 Wealth Coach:
Famous for his “tough love”, which turns dreamers into action-takers.
I have only very recently been exposed to everything that the “Millionaire Underdog” has to offer and I must say: I am addicted (because results just don’t lie). Everything JT offers is very valuable in its content and you would be a fool not to act on what he teaches. The main difference between him and others: He doesn’t just inspire, he follows through with you until you succeed. This is what really sets him apart.

C.) Influencer number three:
Thích Nht Hnh – Vietnamese Buddhist Monk:
He is famous for his teachings on Ethics.
It may surprise you, that I cite Thích Nhất Hạnh as an influencer, but indeed he has influenced me a lot over the years.
As much as I admire and respect the assertiveness the other leaders and influencers show, I truly appreciate the power of quietness and wisdom that Thích Nhất Hạnh demonstrates.
Integrating thoughts on ethics, values, and virtues is very important and very necessary to me, as I believe success needs to be understood more holistically.

How I juggle my business with my children:

Juggling my business and the fact that I am a single mother with two teenage children has forced me to become a better version of myself.
I have become a wizard at effectiveness, working under high pressure and with a limited time frame.
On top of that, I have become so much clearer with my boundaries, so that my work doesn’t affect my private life negatively but also that the kids know when business comes first. Clarity in thoughts and clarity in expressing myself were two things I had to learn.
Then even though I originally am a planner, I had to let go of some of my perfectionism in wanting things to work out as planned. I have become extremely flexible and am able to adapt to new circumstances on a daily sometimes on an hourly basis, and still work towards my goals.
My life often feels like I am juggling a few balls too many, but thanks to my habits and my coaches, I generate the necessary energy during the day to still come out on top (for example daily meditation practices).
It is key to me to stay strong and healthy, not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well.
Also, I must admit that I just feel incredibly blessed. I have a high sense of freedom in my daily life. I work intensely (which I love!) and still get to spend an enormous amount of quality time with my beautiful children.
My girls see me work intensely towards my vision and I teach them, less by words than by my actions, that no dream is too big to come true.

What keeps me going:

What keeps me going is my deep sense of gratitude, and the complete awareness of how lucky and blessed I am.
I know that I am extremely privileged to be able to live the way I do – and I personally feel that being privileged, comes with a responsibility.
To me, being privileged comes with the responsibility of making the most of what we have been granted.