Self-Improvement and Personal Growth

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I will freely admit I am a self-help book junkie.   It’s not unheard of me to read 3-4 self-help books in a month.  In fact, my idea of a day of bliss is to spend a day alone curled up in my pajamas reading Tony Robbins or Brendon Burchard while heavy snow is falling outside my window.    

Why self-help books?

Most would ask what do you do with all that self-help info? The truth is I strive on a daily basis to practice what I get from these books. But I will freely admit that it’s something I consistently work on.  I often remind myself it’s the journey that matters and not the outcome.

Ever see the bumper sticker, “Not all who Wander are Lost”? There comes a time in everyone’s life where they ask, “where do I want to be and how do I get there?”

Self-awareness and personal growth do not know age, race, demographic or culture barriers. It can strike you anytime and anywhere.  This can come at 16, 22, 42, 62 or 82. Most often it comes when someone goes through a life-changing event.  

It’s the process of transforming yourself into the person you want to become. When you are open to experience, presence and learning new things, you inevitably create a growth mindset.  As Carol Dweck points out in her book called Mindset, “Having a growth vs. fixed mindset will allow you to fulfill your potential”.

Personal growth tips

A growth mindset is a trait that sets high performers apart from the low performers.   Here are some tips and things to think about to help set yourself up for personal growth.

  • How do you want to make your imprint on the world?
    • Envision your best-lived life.
  • Create a success mindset
    • What do you want?
    • How bad do you want it?
    • How do we get you there?
  • Be accountable
    • Create an action plan/strategy
  • Build it/Live it
    • Involves planning and tracking your progress and realigning to ensure success.
  • Share it/Give Back
    • Share your success and pay it forward.  
    • When there are no more sunrises and sunsets what will matter?

Are you ready to tackle your personal growth and leadership development? Need help? Let’s talk! We are SPEARity, a local Milwaukee leadership coaching firm that specializes in business coaching, executive coaching, and leadership development training.

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