The Skinny on Personal Development …
Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.
~ Pat Summit, Author and 1976 Summer Olympics Silver Medalist
The importance of personal development can’t be overstated. It is truly the secret sauce that separates you from the rest of the pack. It is the bridge that carries you forward and towards your inspiring goals.
No matter what your niche, as an entrepreneur you’re singularly focused on productivity and problem solving. You’re a hustler who works as hard as possible and as fast as possible for as long as you can (hopefully without crashing and burning) because the outside world perceives you as a Rockstar. We live in a culture of “I don’t need help, I can do it on my own” but in the end you’re only risking your emotional well-being.
What I’m trying to get at here is that entrepreneurs struggle with personal development. While juggling the day-to-day balancing act … … There’s just not enough time. So, my plea to you is to step outside your comfort zone and start engaging yourself in meaningful self-growth practices and expanding your mind through every learning opportunity you can get your hands on (big or small).
Remember, life begins at the end of your comfort zone …!
A comfort zone is nothing but a belief, a mere reflection of your thoughts. You desire something, better yet you fear change. Self-doubt will bind you there, belief is all you need. ~ Anonymous
There are many things you can do on a regular basis to make self-improvement a key part of your everyday entrepreneurial lifestyle that will help your business and your personal life …
- Read more — it exercises your brain and improves your concentration.
- Take courses — improve the skills you have or add some to your list.
- Attend conferences – not only great for networking but for acquiring new skills.
- Talk to others – you learn just as much from your team members and other entrepreneurs.
- Be less busy — working on time management improves focus.
- Prioritize your passions — remember what matters most to you.
- Take YOU time – relax and recharge so you can find peace and be more agile.
In short, the more you invest in yourself (business and pleasure), the more you will have to offer.
Need more than just those tips?
Then watch this short video by Leo Gura, Founder of actualized.org
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