One of the very first pieces of advice I ever received when I started my original business was to always have a focus on growing and developing as a person as I worked to grow my business. In fact, I was told that my business would grow in direct proportion to my own personal growth.
And the concept makes sense. As you get better, your actions get better. As your actions get better, your results get better, leading to continuously greater success.
I took this advice to heart and committed to reading just ten pages per day in the areas of personal development, emotional intelligence, business skills, and subjects related directly to my industry. I also committed to attending two or more personal growth seminars each year. The very first one I attended was a four-day seminar led by international best-selling author and trainer, Brian Tracy. During this seminar, he stated that if a person would spend just 30 minutes daily in personal growth and studying his or her industry, they could double their income every year. This was a bold promise and something I put into play immediately with great results.
If you don’t already have a committed Growth Practice, I encourage you to get started today. If you’re concerned about finding 30 minutes in your schedule, start smaller and work to that. Listen to growth audios as you drive, commit to reading 5-10 pages per day, watch personal or business development videos on youtube, just do something to begin enriching your life as this will no doubt increase your impact and your success.
Personal development enhances literally every area of your life. It changes your thinking, improves your attitude, effects your health positively, strengthens your relationships, and empowers you to become aware of things you may not have known otherwise.
And being in business is one of the greatest catalysts for investing in personal growth. This is just one more way in which business fuels the amazing in our lives.
Your turn: What are you currently doing for personal growth in your life? Let us know in the comments below.
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