What is Personal Development?
Personal Development is a lifelong process and something not to be overlooked if you want to fulfil your true potential in life and be the very best you can be. It involves learning a lot about yourself as well as others but more importantly understanding yourself at a deeper level which then allows you to identify and overcome barriers to personal and business growth and success. Once you understand, you can take the necessary action to create positive change in your life and achieve your goals with ease, free from the limiting beliefs and restrictions that were previously holding you back and creating conflict and frustration. If you feel stressed out, frustrated and worn down by life then Personal Development is just what you need to invest in to get your mojo back! Or maybe you feel great and just want to take things to the next level? In which case Personal Development will help you to maximise your performance, wellbeing and success so you can play and stay at the top of your game!
How to go about doing Personal Development
Personal Development is something that you can do on your own, with the assistance of an experienced, Professional Coach or both. It can include researching and reading articles, magazines, books, blogs etc. both on and offline, listening to interviews, podcasts, watching webinars, TV programmes and documentaries as well as attending seminars, workshops and conferences. These days you can find like-minded groups of people online on practically any subject you are interested in, and join these social media groups to interact and learn more. The main thing is to do what you feel most comfortable doing but as with anything in life, the more you do the better chance of success you have, as casting your net far and wide usually opens up more opportunities for success. Working one to one with an experienced Professional Coach helps with motivation and allows you to be held accountable to your goals. This is really the best way to achieve the success you deserve, if only to equip you with the necessary skills going forward so that you can then go it alone after that.
What is a Personal Development Plan?
A Personal Development Plan is the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, value, reflection, goal-setting and planning for personal development within the context of a career, education, relationship or for self-improvement. You could choose to work on any area of personal development including relationships, business, finance, or health and wellness to name just a few.
The Importance of Focusing the Mind When Setting Goals
It is always best to keep the mind as focused as possible when doing personal development work and setting goals. The way to do this is by not trying to achieve too many things at once. As I have previously mentioned, there are so many areas of life that you can work on, it is going to be a life-long process and so you need to decide what is your top priority at the time and set your goals around that.
The mind can only focus on one thing at a time if we are to get the best possible result, so the trick is to weave all of your goals into that one main objective. Once you can tie them all in (and by the way I recommend setting no more than three goals maximum at any one time) because they all have the same overall benefit your mind is more focused and will ensure you channel all your energy into achieving the success you seek. Give it too many goals to work on and you will achieve minimal progress and success in all of them, if at all.
Why High Achievers Invest in Personal Development
Personal Development is a process that High Achievers continually use to help them achieve their goals in all areas of life. They recognise that the soundest investment they could ever make in life is in themselves. This investment affects everything they do and helps them to create and maintain a healthy mind, body and business. Furthermore, it has a ripple effect and benefits those around them too like their work colleagues, friends, family and loved ones. So it is win win all around! When we change, others can’t help changing around us. So whilst we cannot control anyone but our self (thank goodness), we can have a positive impact on those around us who we also care about. Smart High Achievers recognise this fact and prefer to lead by example. As a result, they don’t feel guilty about investing time, energy and money into themselves because they know everyone really does benefit in the end, so it is essentially a self-less act.
The Benefits of a good Personal Development Plan
My ‘Richer Life Programme’ is a High Performance Personal Development Plan which focuses on the benefits of mind/body fitness for peak performance and a healthy work/life balance. Just some of the benefits my clients usually experience include:
- Maximising their time, energy, focus and productivity.
- Feeling calmer and more relaxed.
- Usually sleeping better and waking more refreshed and re-energised.
- Being more motivated, positive and confident.
- Managing normal every day stress much easier going forward.
- Feeling totally in control, no longer overwhelmed by the enormity of their workload and goals.
- Fitter, healthier and more energised in every way.
So now you know, my ‘Richer Life Programme’ looks after your mind, body and business. It is ultimately the way to a richer life! If you are a High Achiever then you should do it so you can take your game to a whole new level for peak performance and mind/body fitness!
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