5 Ideas for personal growth & development

5 years ago, the term Personal Development wasn’t in my vocabulary. The thought of being stretched beyond my comfort zone, or doing something ‘outside the box’ was not in my head at all! Wow, how things have changed! And I have some incredible business partners and leaders to thank for this change.

Ways to engage in the best practices in personal development:

  1. Books – READ….A lot! There are an abundant amount of books out there that will help you grow as a person. Whether you’re trying to advance your career, start your own business, find a partner or spouse….Whatever your goals are in life, reading is key! I have a continually growing list of books that I want to read.
  2. Podcasts – We all spend a lot of time commuting, or doing tasks that are extremely conducive to listing to something to engage our brains. I spend at least an hour per day in my car, and I make it a goal to spend that time listening to something educational or inspirational.
  3. Videos – We’re all very familiar with the silly videos that go viral on a daily basis. Videos of cats, or bunnies that people watch while waiting in the lobby of a doctor’s office, or the DMV. I’m not knocking those videos. Sometimes a good video of adorable puppies is what we need to put a smile on our face. But, I’d encourage you to find a few motivational speakers who put out daily videos, and watch them during some of that down time. I personally love Darren Hardy. He is the founder of SUCCESS magazine, and he puts out a daily video that will help you be mindful of your personal growth and development.
  4. TedX Talks – Yes, these are still videos, but I’m giving them a separate section because they have impacted my personal development exponentially! The first talk I ever watched was by Mel Robbins. I learned that she was going to be speaking at a women’s event I was attending, and I wanted to see what she was all about. I watched her talk, and I was blown away!
  5. Leaders/Mentors – Find someone who has what you want. If you’re looking to grow spiritually, find a leader in that area who has achieved what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to start your own business (conventional or home based), go find someone who has been successful and do what they have already done. Ask them for help! I haven’t come across a leader in my industry who isn’t completely thrilled to spend time mentoring me. I’ve learned that there is no need to re-invent the wheel. I will follow in the footsteps of those who have already accomplished what I’m after.

Once I began implementing these ways of learning and developing my mind, there we so many things that changed. My attitude toward people and situations is completely different. I encourage everyone I come in contact with to take these ideas and begin the journey. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn about yourself, and how you can become a better person. We all have room for improvement, right?!

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Take a Chance,

Wendi Howard

 

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