“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” ~ Jim Rohn
In order to grow your business you must grow yourself simultaneously alongside it to continue your success.
Your business success cannot exceed your knowledge or your abilities. I mean that just makes sense when you think about it.
You are the driver of the train. If you do not know that there are more miles that you can travel, you will stop at the next station thinking you’ve arrived.
Personal development however, allows you to see your journey ahead from a bird’s eye view & the expanded track beyond the next station before you is obvious.
Additionally, personal development doesn’t just allow you to form a bigger vision & achieve it, it saves you time & money enroute as Brian Tracy suggests
“Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.”
So now it’s just not a wishy washy new age concept anymore. It’s a necessary business strategy to ensure we achieve the kind of success that we are capable of.
In book arbitrage beyond the mechanics of day-day buying & selling books which only takes a couple of months to learn really, or it did me at any rate, the most important skill I continue to learn is how to expand where I am now to create more value & more profit.
If I was not continuing on my journey of personal development this would not be possible or achievable.
I would not be asking myself those questions nor would I be comfortable challenging myself into new places.
True success for me then is constant growth & having fun along the way. It’s not about grinding it out, it’s about playful creation at it’s core.
We are inherently creative beings & coming from this place means we are open & playful & that’s how seemingly magical opportunities show up. Now that’s a hoot!
It’s never been as easy as it is today to listen to & read about success. It has become part of mainstream culture & is everywhere.
It could be a good idea then to listen to 10-15 minutes of inspirational material every day before listening to your favourite hits on your phone.
This one small change in your habit could ensure constant forward motion & this is how success is won – one piece at a time.
Next, I will discuss the importance of asking for help when you need it & how to do it….