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5 Steps for Personal Development

“The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.”

– Robin Sharma

Personal development is a lifelong process, it refers to the continuous act of evaluating your values and goals towards building your skills and qualities to reach your potential.

Perhaps you want to improve your financial circumstances and earn more money; You might be looking for ways to reduce stress, live a healthier life or gain confidence in your personal or professional life

Your personal development helps you define your personal vision and life goals with clarity. When you establish targets for yourself, it helps you create a plan and work towards achieving those objectives.

There are skills to help you nurture your personal development. Understanding and improving these skills sets you on the journey to maximize your potential.

Personal development skills are important as they help you to create strategic plans towards reaching your goals. A smart way to sharpen personal development skills is to be consistent with the small steps and habitually ease them into your daily routines.

5 Techniques To Help You Grow Both Personally And Professionally

Improving self-awareness – Digging deep within to discover who you really are; your character, feelings, what motivates you will increase your self-awareness and give you an understanding of your true personality, such as your strengths, weaknesses, values, thoughts, beliefs, motivations, and emotions.

Adaptability – Learn to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned. Building your resilience will help you avoid dwelling on disappointments or failures and overcome challenges faster. It’s also seeing things from other perspectives too.

Developing strengths and talents – Learn a new skill or talent, whether you practice by yourself or sign up for a class. You can for instance, take courses to learn a new language or how to write creatively. There are a lot of options these days via videos, webinars or podcasts.

Mentoring and Observing others– You may need help identifying methods to build your self-development skills, look around for someone you admire or a professional/personal growth mentor who will give advice and has tons of experience in that field. You can also observe the people who inspire you. Identify the qualities you admire in them, and try to replicate those in yourself.

Networking– By interacting with a diverse group of people, you develop relationships that might help you in the future and learn the trends in your industry. A good way to network is through industry organisations and shared interest groups, or attend conferences and events on topics that interest you.

Remember it’s a lifelong journey, every little step counts towards the bigger goal.

Written by : Efe Ogundowole

She has operated Enspired Concepts for the past 10 years while also living in Singapore for 4years. In Singapore, Efe also performed volunteer work at schools and ran a small-sized export & trade business.

Efe’s strong passion for ensuring people around her feel a sense of personal fulfilment and live a life of purpose, guided her strengths into a career curve as a Life Coach, that provided the opportunity to equip herself with essential skill and training to assist others in achieving their potential.

Efe is now the head of the learning and development team at GetFundedAfrica, leading the team which is creating Remsana (A learning platform for entrepreneurs)


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