It is a common problem… Many entrepreneurs get so “caught up” in managing their business and other people, they neglect their #1 asset: their own selves.
A very wise man once told me that we can never properly train and lead other people unless we lead ourselves first. It was Zig Ziglar who told me that, and it has always been engraved into my mind.
So I have made it a priority that I put just as much into personal development as I do developing my business.
“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.” Zig Ziglar
I find that I must remind myself to take care of my top asset. So I have decided to give myself some reminders today while also giving you 8 personal development tips.
I hope these help you as they have me.
“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Personal Development Tip #1: Build Your Talents
I firmly believe in learning new things, but I recommend that you focus on bettering the talents and skills you have. The strong areas.
I suggest that you use less of your energy on trying to grow in your weak areas. Find tribe members who are strong where you are weak.
Personal Development Tip #2: Immerse Yourself In Positive
There is a constant supply of negative influences…
Instead of paying any attention to the constant influx of negative, drown yourself in positives. Surround yourself with positive people, read positive books and articles and make it a habit to only speak and think positive.
I will tell you that it isn’t an easy task at first but as you consciously use this tip, positive will become 2nd nature.
“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. It moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Personal Development Tip #3: Challenge Yourself
Set a high goal and go for it!
When you challenge yourself, you grow. Quit making your goals so easy that you can’t help but reach them. Don’t make them unreachable, but make them challenging.
Personal Development Tip #4: Read
We can learn so much from reading. I suggest you set a goal to read a certain amount each week. Put it in your plan.
Personal Development Tip #5: Dress Successfully
Studies have shown that you reflect how you dress.
It doesn’t necessarily mean wearing a suit and tie, but dress professionally and you will notice a huge improvement in your abilities to talk with other people in confidence.
Personal Development Tip #6: Eat & Sleep Properly + Exercise
Your health is extremely important. I suggest you take a close look at your eating habits, sleeping methods and get proper exercise.
By doing so, you will be able to manage your business better.
Personal Development Tip #7: Try Something New
I suggest you discover something you have never experienced or done and do it!
Try to do one new thing every week.
- Never been water skiing… Go!
- Wanted to see the Grand Canyon… What’s stopping you?
- Considered eating sushi but haven’t… Google the best sushi restaurant in your area and make a reservation.
Don’t be scared and quit procrastinating… Borrowing the NIKE motto… Just Do It!
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee
Personal Development Tip #8: Listen More
I once overheard one person say to another “Are you listening or just hearing?”
I had to examine that statement in my own life.
So many of us listen to other people in a “hearing” manner. We are planning our response instead of fully understanding what the person is saying.
I have learned to quit planning a response and instead practice active listening. Now my goal is to completely understand what the other person is saying.
These are just a handful of personal development tips. Be sure and bookmark our blog as I will be doing more posts on this area in the future.
We are committed to helping you grow your business and it all starts with the person looking back at us in the mirror.
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