When you find your voice and build your confidence through gaining mettle and credibility through knowledge and wisdom acquisition, you also grow as a person. When you realize all of these, you can now synthesize a vision for your life. What do you want to be? Where do you see yourself years from now? What do you want to make of your life? What is it that you want to underscore everything that you do? Your vision should answer these basic questions. When you have unlearned, adopted values, found your voice, and synthesized all these into a vision, I believe, you are now in the heart of the self-development process. Self-development lasts a lifetime and does not stop when you reach 60. People have been known to touch others’ lives, live out their vision, well into their 80s. It is a matter of being driven enough to live on and leave marks on others’ lives and pursue your vision, no matter what your age. Self-development is a journey that will stop only when the last bit of earth has been shoveled into your grave.
The emotional reactions category would then be given the highest priority and placed at the top of the list. Now that you have determined which categories of goals are the most important, you need to develop a plan for executing them. Don’t create a plan for all of the categories just yet. You want to take this process one step at a time. Instead, break down the ultimate goal of the category into smaller and more manageable tasks. This does not mean that you break your category back into the separate goals. Instead, it means looking at the overall picture of the category and trying to improve on that. Again using the example above, we wouldn’t break down the emotional responses category to aggressive behavior and a response to criticism again. Instead, you would break this goal into action steps that change your emotional response to situations. Both aggressive behavior and a poor response to criticism stem from having an inordinate amount of anger at an otherwise benign situation, so you would want to focus on techniques to control and reduce your anger. You should not make a plan for the next category on your list until you are satisfied with the progress on your first item. By prioritizing your personal development goals, you take an overwhelming task and make it manageable. You cannot do everything at once. Changing one trait at a time means you’ll see real progress, and be a better person in no time.
A grasp of successful time management principles will increase your efficiency and allow you to complete tasks well within the required time. Online entrepreneurs also benefit greatly from personal development courses in communication. Improving your listening skills and learning how to convey an idea so that it is immediately understood is a great way to help retain your customers, as well as attract new ones. An online entrepreneur can also learn skills such as effective interaction, better interpersonal relations, learning how to deal with conflict, presentation skills, balancing personal and professional lives and so on, all of which will reflect in enhanced business success. While there are many things that on online entrepreneur cannot control, such as the economic climate, or market fluctuations, the aspects of an online business within the operator’s control, such as an ability to sell persuasively, or an ability to talk to people, can be developed or created. This kind of personal development can prove to be very advantageous and well worth the time and effort that one puts into a personal development course, or sessions with a personal development coach. Personal development will have your weak areas transformed into strengths, and you will learn how to exploit your strengths so that you will be able to work to the full power of your potential. You will also be able to see how this personal growth and development reflects in the success of your business.
It’s relatively easy and should take less than 2 hours. This is different from a career planning process your company may already have. This plan is a pro-active initiative on your part to demonstrate that you’re interested in advancing in the organization and have some ideas about how to go about this. You may be asked to eventually incorporate your ideas into the formal company process. Below are the steps to create the plan. Start by making 2 lists: One is everything you do on the job now and a list of skills needed to do this. The other is a list of what you’d like to do if you could design your own position and the skills needed for this. You should also be prepared to discuss the specific financial impact of the new position to the company in terms of one or several of the categories above. This sounds hard, but once you get going it’s not too bad.
Leaders are gifted at inspiring others to look at what their future could hold and then challenging them to take hold of that dream and make it a reality. When we live in self doubt or uninformed over-confidence we become the very thing that prevents or limits our success. We must be willing to humble ourselves and put ourselves in a “student” mindset in order to move forward to success. If we want our home business to improve, we must improve ourselves first. If we want things within our home business to change, we must change ourselves first. If we want more out of life, we have to become more. Becoming a leader does not happen automatically. We must be willing to continue working on and developing our skill sets. In committing to this we will become more confident, better presenters, better listeners, better communicators and people will naturally want to follow us. As we work on our personal development it becomes easier to connect with other people and suddenly our recruiting numbers start increasing!
Like most people who enter Multi Level Marketing they hope that one day the efforts they put into their Multi Level Marketing home biz will pay off and make them financially free. If we have not achieved a goal we have set already now or in the past, then it requires us to grow. If you have never made a million dollars in the past with your Multi Level Marketing home biz, then you must achieve some major growth before you can attain the million dollars. Personal development helps us improve ourselves and at the same time improve our Multi Level Marketing team. When we do this, we not just help ourselves, but make a major impact on the other people around us. Personal development is not something that can be rushed. Personal development is not a technique or tool to make a quick fix. Personal development is the attitude you have that you are constantly improving your life. Personal development is driven by your level of improving yourself. Personal development is a lifelong pursuit because life is a work in progress! For example if you find that you are unorganized, then the power of personal development and constant learning will enable you to be a totally new person when you start to be organized. A important part of this whole process is to take a long hard look at yourself and see where you could do with improving, and then work on it. Your Multi Level Marketing home biz will flourish as you help yourself and others.