Good personal development starts with investing some time in yourself.
The personal development world is saturated with planners, books, and coaches with many different perspectives and views that can definitely leave you feeling a bit in over your head. My best bit of advice would be to read the following books, and take with you only the pieces that really sing to you. Start with these books and go from there.
- The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
- Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
- You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
- The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker
Tony Robbins. The god of personal development and achievement.
This past March, I really spent some time (and money) on myself and my achievement and attended Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within Seminar in Los Angeles. HOLY HELL. 4 days, 50 hours later, we had jumped around for 12 hours, tested ourselves mentally and physically, and most importantly, walked across a bed of 2,000 degree coals… BAREFOOT. It’s amazing what he teaches and how he trains you to change your state in a matter of seconds. 110% worth the time and money spent and I can tell you I’ve seen a tremendous change in my life since attending this Spring. MUST GO!
Write out your goals. Track your progress. Assess.
A close friend of mine, Pete Kohlash is a high performance coach with his own business, Perspektive. He got me into this whole personal development world, the world of working on yourself and working to build a lifestyle by design and a lifestyle of balance. If I could share one thing from my time as a client of Pete’s, it is the importance of writing down your goals. When you write your goals down, you are 42% more likely to achieve them.
Where to start…
- Assess where you are in the major aspects of your life. That is Physically, Mentally, Spiritually, Financially, in Business, and in your Relationships/Family.
- Find out what you need to work on and create a list of 2-3 goals for each aspect mentioned above.
- Narrow your goals down to 5-10. Then, pick what’s most important to you. Pick 3. What three goals will make you proud when you look back in a year?
- Now, create goals for the quarter. Draw those goals out into smaller bites for your monthly goals.
- Now, assess your monthly goals and each Sunday, assess and create 3 goals you need to achieve that week.
- Keep track of your progress, constantly assess, and repeat.
I’d be happy to share with you the tools and systems I use to plan my goals on a weekly basis. I’d of course suggest first giving my dear friend Pete a go to really develop your mindset and knowledge needed to build a foundation for goal setting at a higher level. You can sign up for his intro course Personal Accelerator Blueprint here. If you have questions or need some guidance in your personal development journey, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!