The Importance of Taking Time For You

For the first time in a very long time, I took myself on vacation!  Well, myself and my best friend that is took a much needed and well deserved trip to have fun.  You know FUN!  If you’re schedule is anything like mine, you’re busy right? Who has time to just take a week to relax, no work, just blissful reflection time and FUN?  Now I’m not saying we sat around the whole time doing nothing.  Heck no!  We exploredRead more

Mindset

What exactly is mindset? Why is it important to our personal development? These are important questions and I’d like to address it briefly in this article to do otherwise would result in a dissertation … When I asked my youngest son “When I say mindset to you, what do you think of?” He replied without hesitation “Your attitude … I think.” He was right even with his “I think.”  It is all about your attitude, beliefs, assumptions, and your viewRead more

What It Takes To Really Change For The Better

Do you have habits you want to change? Do you feel that you’re not really living up to your full potential? Do you have this nagging feeling something is missing? If so, listen up because in this article, there are three steps to change yourself for the better. By the end of this article, you will be able to take baby steps to making change. Awareness A key component in self-improvement is awareness. If you are not aware of habitsRead more

Gratitude: A Personal Development Tool

Personal Development is a unique journey for each individual.  As such, there are different ways you can accomplish personal development.  The key is to start somewhere and if you are like most people, you can get overwhelmed by all the personal development tools that are available to you. Sometimes this can lead to indecision and no improvement whatsoever. One of the most beneficial tools I have used is gratitude.  The concept of gratitude or being grateful for what you haveRead more

The Art Of Deliberate Practice

Personal development involves many tools, techniques or processes that an individual uses to improve something about themselves to … become a better person. These usually include influencing behavioral and mental tactics thoughts and beliefs to curb negative habits while growing and nurturing positive ones. One that is rarely discussed but very important is deliberate practice. Deliberate practice is just that … practicing deliberately EVERY day.  It involves learning and gaining new skills and expertise. It is reliant on lots andRead more

Personal Development And Improving Self-Awareness

The concept of personal development means different things to different people. As a whole, it can be defined as undertaking activities that benefit and increase your awareness and build on your identity. Today our busy schedules can quickly overtake our lives, leaving little to no time to reflect about ourselves.  Admit it, when you get really busy, for whatever reason, personal development is not high on the list of important things to do. When we take the time to reflectRead more