#173: The Importance of Investing in YOU

Personal Development



It seems these days more value is placed on entertainment and recreation than is placed on tools and resources to enhance one’s personal development.

This is really a shame, because if we are going to continue to enlarge our capacity, expand our reach, grow our impact, etc. – we must also grow in knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and competencies!

Today we’re unpacking the third of our 4 Cornerstones for Strategic Living: Personal Development.

The Gist:

Growing our influence and our capacity only comes by practicing the discipline of personal development. Learning and developing is a continual, ongoing process.

What About You?

  • Are you actively and intentionally growing your mind?

Ways to Pursue Personal Development:

  • Read! Be a reader. “Readers are leaders.”
  • Pursue knowledge at all levels. Attend in-person or online courses, seminars, etc. Educate yourself.
  • Surround yourself with people who are where you desire to be. Soak up their influence and wisdom and learn from their successes and mistakes.
  • Hire a coach or mentor. Invest in the insight of others, and you’ll take it to heart!
  • Attend conferences related to your passion. Show up and network with other attendees, develop relationships, and watch the doors of opportunity open.
  • Listen. Listen to audio programs, speakers, etc. that will fill your mind positively and aid in growing your understanding.

Closing Thoughts:

  • What percentage of your personal budget will you allocate for your personal development?
  • Take an inventory of your life.
  • What areas need to be strengthened?
  • What knowledge do you need to acquire?
  • What qualities do you need to strengthen in your leadership and in your life?
  • What are your greatest strengths and aptitudes?

Next Steps:

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Until next time, remember … You were made in His image, designed for a purpose, and are destined for greatness. The world is waiting for the REAL YOU to show up.  God Bless!