Personal Development – Light Bulb Moments

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3 Personal Development Tips To Keep the Light Bulb Burning


personal developmentWhen you read a book, attend a seminar, watch a video or listen to a podcast on self-improvement or personal development how does it make you feel? Do you take action on what you’ve learned? Or does it just “buzz you up” for a day or two until it all fades away again? Can any of these things be actually life changing?

Not in themselves I would argue but maybe they can be a starting point for you because if you are looking for change it has to come from you. Even if you agree completely with what you’ve read, watched or listened to, if you don’t take action, consistent action on it – guess what – nothing happens.

Every one of the thousands of personal development books, videos, courses and seminars out there are telling you what needs to be done. What they can’t do is do it for you. Sadly paying a lot of money and spending a lot of time absorbing all this knowledge doesn’t entitle you to results.

Making significant changes in your life through personal development is hard work. Sorry but that’s the way it is. You often need to undo years of conditioning, change your way of thinking and stop doing things the way you’ve always done them. Something you read might give you the light bulb moment but light bulbs need electricity to keep burning don’t they.

Again, you can find lots of books, courses etc on that very subject – keeping the electricity going, but again – you need to be the generator. Here are three things that can help you do that.

3 Personal Development Strategies

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Mix with other people on the same path.

If you can find and mastermind with others on a similar journey of personal development, change, whatever you want to call it, it really helps to keep your generator chugging away. It’s a form of constant reinforcement – all very successful people do this. I’ll introduce you to loads of them at the end of this post.

Keep Revisiting The Personal Development Wellspring

Don’t just read the book or watch the video once. Read it or watch again and again. Commit to building a little personal development into every day. These days we have unlimited access to inspirational content. We have devices that allow us to read, listen and watch that content more or less anywhere: Stuck in traffic? – bang on a Robert Kiyosaki CD; Early for a meeting? Listen to a podcast…

Write a bucket list

You need to want things. If you are looking for change that has to mean you want different yes? Whatever it is you want, self -improvement and personal development are just the vehicle. Write down the things you want and keep adding to them. Refer to your bucket list often and start REALLY wanting these things. Really push yourself to make it a big list. I bet you’ll struggle to find a hundred things but do it anyway.

Personal Development –  Community Power

It’s said that everything happens for a reason. It’s also said that when the pupil is ready the teacher will come. I’ve found that to be true. I’ve found all of the above through eventually finding the SFM community. In fact I was inspired to write this by two of its members this morning when I read a couple of articles they have written.

Don’t panic! I’m not talking about some weird, brainwashing “community” of oddballs and missfits. The SFM is a high level community of entrepreneurs dedicated to building online businesses. But it’s so much more than that.

It’s a launchpad where connections are made, partnerships are developed, success is nurtured and where great things are happening for all sorts of people. It’s a heady mix of digital marketing training, personal development, leverage and mentoring. Personal development is an ongoing process and it’s much easier and more enjoyable with the right company.

If you’ve read the books, attended the seminars, watched the videos on personal development but haven’t quite managed to put all the pieces together think about this: Your journey has brought you here. It might be exactly what you need – it was for me. Find out more about the SFM community by following the stepping stones below.

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By Dave Menzies

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