What is the best method for personal development?
When someone is feeling in need of personal development in order to complete his business tasks as an employee and the business is not providing due to different reasons. What is the best way to do so?
If you don't have the budget to hire a mentor or talk to a business consultant, you should take advantage of all the free resources on the web for you. Guides, classes, content, and webinars are available to gauge your level of expertise and begin focusing on yourself! Good luck!
I would seek out a mentor , coach or get some self-help books!
I am in alignment with Steve. Many of my peers expect someone to do this for them. Or sit on their laurels and expect that their degree 20 years ago and years of experience are adequate. Well its not. You have to read diligently many resources to stay in touch with the changing technology, changing workplace, changing world.
Taking online classes, networking, continuing to broaden your skill base. It is critical to your survival- and I can't say how important this is to invest in yourself.
Take responsibility and figure out what you want to learn and then start teaching yourself. Buy books, take classes....development is ultimately in your hands.
Every day is a new day to learn and grow with no limits on learning. You aim to be diversified and learn about your subjective as well non subjective assignments. Knowledge is endless and try to be all rounder which would help more than personal development. Pradeep Berry
As others have noted, this is a matter of personal accountability. Your growth is your responsibility, first. Yes, your employer has an interest (whether they recognize it or not) in your development, but if they are not taking action it is up to you. In fact, there is nothing they can accomplish until you take responsibility (they can't grow you - they can only open opportunities for you).
That said, the "best" way is to find a coach or mentor who has expertise in personal growth. Like anything else, there is a huge amount of information related to personal growth, and having a coach allows you to focus on the areas that are most important for you and your goals.
I do have to say that Joseph Gedgaud has a good start, but simply finding motivation and setting goals will only be helpful if you have motivated yourself in the right way (yes, there are types of motivation that are harmful) and are working toward the right goals. Finding the right goals is sometimes more difficult than it seems, because you are trying to choose an outcome as the person you are now, hoping that outcome will produce the type of person you want to be. That's why finding someone who is ahead of you on the development path is so critical: they are more able to help you figure out what will develop you into that "better you" you want to be.
I echo what as been said already. As a professional and personal development trainer, I find that individuals have to take the initiative and seek out opportunities for personal growth. Whatever your area(s) of interest is, read books, join forums, take a class online or in person -- the opportunities for self-improvement are limitless. There are many free resources including massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are offered by some of the top colleges and universities in this country. You can learn at your own pace and there are MOOCs on a variety subjects that you can take part in for career enhancement. You should constantly update your skillset to stay current. Get involved with groups or organizations that are concentrated in your area of interest if possible.
be the change you wish to see in the world, listen to inspirational music, watch all the rockies back to back, live life to the fullest ONE DAY AT A TIME, there are only 24 hours in a day, you should be sleeping for 8 of those hours.
Laugh, Live, Smile, Ask Questions, Be Nice
Personal Coaches are great, but also decide what it is you need to develop, research it then do it!
In a word? Mentorship. Nothing contributes to growth more than a mentor who communicates well, is genuinely interested in your personal growth and challenges you. But you must me prepared to, and committed to, learning.
motivation is so personally tailored, but there are some tips that can help anyone.
most often, people are mired, or overwhelmed, & so-just stagnate.
the breaking down of time & management into malleable parts helps keep everything moving & in perspective.
the lifestyle checklist I composed limits activities to an approximate 90 minute window, & instead of farming things out, I suggest embracing what's in your realm & managing it with a bit more focus.it is posted on this site & can also be found @ conciergejo-anna.
I would say to seek out resources on your own. I would highly recommend studying the seven habits of highly effective people by Dr. Steven Covey, it has great insights to help you grow your business and personal relationships.
There are two ways in which to deal with this. First step is look what resources are available on the web. Are there some free ones? You may consider buying a self-study program, if you feel you will have the discipline to complete it and follow through with the necessary change. The final solution is to hire a coach who is a specialist in the area of personal development you need. Working with a coach will be the most expensive option, but will be the one that is likely to produce the fastest and most productive results.
Is is SIMPLE, FIND A MENTOR and put your ego in a bubble so you can listen.
The answer is really simple.
Improving yourself proactively, working on your awareness, improving your skills and knowledge about how you can get to the edge of your potential, all of that is an investment into the greatest asset you’ll always have: Yourself.
Once you know your self, you will be able to lead others and be able to work together in their personal development. In the Business structure, Responsibility and Care for your employees will come together.
We can share and teach instead of demanding and demoting.
“Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.” — Kim Collins
I want to thank you all for the your participation, I'm sure I can use some of the advices with my team.
Seek the help of a Professional Coach. There are many coaches available to provide ongoing services for individuals and/or small groups. When you contract with a coach to provide services for a group and/or over a specific period of time, the cost can be very affordable.
One of the best pieces of advice I received was to study the behaviours of those who you aspire to be. Your question can really only be answered by one person and that is you. Personal development is a very broad topic and could mean numerous things.
The question you may really want answered is how do I get my employers to understand how important training is to meeting their business needs. Continuous development in business is crucial to its success as the most important component of any business is its people.
Hope this helps!
Set up a sequence of progressive goals, set up a schedule to attain those goals and then measure, monitor, and adjust along the way. You might find a mentor, a cohort, and/or a personal "executive board" to help advise and "keep you honest" but that's more tech than strat.
That is the crux of a few hundred books on the subject - skip the rest of the verbiage and just "get to it!"