Practicing Personal Development Skills are often overlooked by many of us. As Jim Rohn Says: “Learn to Work Harder on Yourself, Than You Do on Your Job!”
Another one of my favorite quotes of his is: “You Don’t Get Paid For The Hour, You Get Paid For The Value You Bring To The Hour“
In other words, the more valuable you become as a person, the more money will make because, we get paid for bringing “value to the marketplace“.
This certainly pertains to owning a network or internet marketing business.
When I first started working online I thought to myself, who’s going to listen to me? I have no expertise in this field. I didn’t even know what WordPress was.
I’ll never forget the first time I looked into setting up a WordPress blog, I thought to myself, yeah right, this is never going to happen. Everything was Greek to me, I had no clue where to begin. So I did nothing, for about 2 months. I completely shut down to the idea of building a blog and gave up.
But, I was determined and convinced that the only way I was going to succeed in my home based business, was to learn how to market and generate leads online. So I started looking around at various personal development programs.
Without even realizing it, I had begun my journey learning how to become more valuable. Another one of Mr. Rohn’s quotes that made a big impression on me is:
“Formal education will make you a living; Self-Education will make you a fortune“
We must continually grow and educate ourselves, long after we graduate high school or college. They say, when you stop learning, you stop living…
Brian Tracy, another motivational speaker and personal development coach says: “We are where we are, and what we are today, because of our choices and decisions”. If you haven’t read his book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, I highly recommend it.
Changing your thinking and sharpening your personal development skills will help you become more valuable, grow your business, and allow you to take it to the next level. If you want to earn more money, learn to become more valuable and share that knowledge with others.
One of the more important Personal Development Skills to learn is Goal Setting.
The most important aspect of goal setting is to write down your goals. Its best to attack your goals by looking at them as an open ended question. If you want to earn more money, (not that money is the most important thing in life) then your goal shouldn’t be, I want to make more money.
Instead ask: How can I earn $100,000 dollars in the next 12 months? (be specific)
Then, sit down and write out 20 answers to that question.
It’s often the most obvious answers that we overlook. By listing 20 answers to the question, it will become easier to see what has been holding you back.
Breaking down your life goals into smaller goals/steps will help you achieve your major goal!
Jack Canfield advises when planning your day, do it the night before. This way you are free of all distractions. If you wait until the morning to plan your day, your day will plan you…
By doing it the night before, the payoff is, all night long your unconscious and subconscious mind will be working on how to make it happen. It will be pulling in information from your past memory into the present so you can utilize it to plan your perfect day.
It’s the closest thing to having an employee working for you all night long. If you wait until the morning, you’re going to miss out on this powerful opportunity.
In closing, the four things I would like you to take away from this article are:
1. To be successful in any business or job, you must learn how to become more valuable!
Working on personal development skills is just one piece of the puzzle.
2. Practice reaching Goals by asking specific open ended questions and make a list of at least 20 answers.
3. Lay out your plan for the following day the night before you got to sleep. This will allow you to focus on the tasks that are most important for the day.
4. Regardless of what your goals and dreams are, NEVER give up on them. I know it sounds cliche, but, just as you are reading this blog post now, I am living proof. IF you want something bad enough, and you’re willing to work for it, eventually you will achieve it.
Please, take a few minutes to watch this video of Jim Rohn’s. It’s actually responsible for todays blog post. You can find a variety of other Personal Development videos by all the top motivational speakers here: http://www.trans4mind.com
Today’s call to action: If you have a story to share, a favorite book or audio tape that will help us all sharpen our Personal Development Skills, please leave me a comment below.
To Your Continued Developing Success!
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