Many years ago, when I got my first taste of the home business industry, I was invited to a wealth tele-seminar. I was super excited thinking I was going to learn more about the compensation, maybe map-out a ‘fast track plan’ with numbers, figures, or perhaps they might touch on investments, taxes or something of the like. Bottom line, I was expecting a very practical ‘wealth’ seminar.
Imagine my surprise when I arrived and the moderator introduced a guest speaker from Australia who started to speak about changing our behaviour in order to “attract’ wealth.
The seminar proceeded to cover such topics as attitude, power of words, our reaction to situations, our behavior towards money. Imagine my surprise when topics like happiness, desire, passion, gratitude and giving took over the conversation.
As surprised as I was, the journey from then on took an upwards direction and my life has never been the same.
What appeared at first glance to be “fluff’ and “woo-woo” was the introduction of Personal Development and a turning point in my life.
…and I know has been the turning point for many successful people and there is a reason it is so prominent in the home-business industry.
What exactly is Personal Development?
Personal development is not something you do once. It’s a life long process.
Personal development involves improving yourself via daily habits, routines, and making time to reflect on who you are and what your goals are.
To give a full explanation of everything that Personal development entails would be impossible but in a nutshell it involves change, improvement and self awareness and becoming more than who you are right now.
Why is Personal Development so important in Home Business?
Money is a good place to start when explaining the importance of Personal Development in Home Business because it is something tangible… quantifiable.
Think of it this way: We get paid to bringing value to the marketplace, right?
Is it possible to become twice as valuable, or even 3 times more valuable and make 3 times as much money in the same time? YES!
All you need to do is become more valuable.
The reality is that if you are not very valuable, you don’t make much money.
The famous Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author said it best: “If you want to be wealthy and happy, learn to work harder on yourself than you do at your job”. He stressed that what and who you are becoming is much more important than what you are getting.
He further notes that no matter how much you make, your income almost never surpasses the personal development required to get there.
Think of it this way… Most of what you have today, monetary or otherwise is a direct result of becoming the person you are right now. Does it not then make logical sense that by improving who you become, you will also improve what you have.
Personal development taught me to take personal responsibility. It taught me that I can’t change outside circumstances but I can change what I do, how I react and what I change in my life .
If you change, everything changes for you.
“ Work harder on yourself than you do at your job”, says Jim Rohn. “If you work hard on your job, you can make a living, but if you work on yourself, you can make a fortune.”
Where do you start?
Truthfully, a lot of us already know what we need to do to change and improve ourselves but we aren’t doing it. Start there.
Google has a ton of free resources that can help you (audios, videos etc).
You also might want to check out some books on Amazon or audiobooks on Audible.
Or checkout favourite training focused on both Personal Development and Business training for online entrepreneurs here.
Here’s to the “woo woo”. It’s life changing.
To your success and outrageous goals,