Invest in Yourself
According to personal development legend Jim Rohn, “to have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.” That’s where personal growth comes in. Personal development includes activities that help you improve your hard and soft skills, cultivate your talents and tap into your potential so you can improve your overall quality of life. These aren’t one-time activities; they involve a commitment you make to learn and grow in every stage of your life. Here’s how:
4.Listen to a podcast. Podcasts are a popular way to listen and learn anywhere, whether you’re getting ready for work, driving to the office or jogging on the treadmill at the gym. There’s a podcast to fit all of your needs and interests, whether you want to keep up on current events, take charge of your finances, take your career to the next level or enhance your spirituality.
5. Join a group or organization that allows you to connect with other like-minded people who are committed to growing personally or professionally. In addition to networking, these organizations also provide opportunities to take workshops and classes, find a mentor and look for new professional opportunities in your field.
6. Get a mentor. If you want to get ahead in your career, a mentor can help you improve your self confidence, tap into your potential and find balance in your life. Since they don’t have personal stake in your success, they’ll provide unbiased feedback as they share their experiences an offer tips and encouragement to help you thrive. Find a mentor through your professional organization or ask someone in your company or industry who models the traits you’d like to hone and/or has achieved the level of success you’d like to reach.
7. Volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while refining skills and traits, such as teamwork, empathy and communication. In addition to improving existing talents, you may also learn new skills to apply in your line of work. If you’re starting a new career or have moved to a new area, volunteering allows you to get experience and expand your network. Serving other not only nurtures positive feelings, it lowers the risk of depression and reduces stress.
Credits: Buffini & Company