One of the reasons I love mindset work so much, and why I’ve incorporated it as a foundational part of my personal development business, is that I completely overlooked its value at first.
When I started in business, I thought I had to learn what I needed to DO.
Marketing, running a website and all the legal, technical and financial aspects of entrepreneurship were high on my list of learning priorities.
And it was true. I did need to learn about these important aspects of running a business, some of them from scratch, in order to be able to DO what I wanted to DO, which was be self-employed.
So that’s where I placed my energy and focus.
I know what it’s like.
You know there’s so much more you want to do with your life, but you also feel it’s easier said than done.
You have so many other responsibilities that spending time figuring out what your ‘so much more’ is, or how to achieve it, seems like something you might be able to get around to one day…
at least, you hope so.
You know you’re lucky to have the life you have.
You have work, a home, children perhaps, and other family responsibilities. Not to mention the myriad ad hoc activities you undertake daily.
You want to give your time and energy to all of it, and you do, but you wish (guiltily) there was some left over for you and this elusive ‘something more’ that keeps nagging at your brain.
And your heart.
I’ve been there.
I’ve felt depleted, squashed, unfulfilled, yet unable to muster the bandwidth to do anything about it.
I’ve felt dissatisfied with my lot and felt SO selfish and self-indulgent for thinking that way.
I’ve felt that I wanted to do, have and be so much more, but I didn’t even know how to go about it.
Does that sound familiar?
It’s horrible, isn’t it?
So, let’s do something about it, together.
Are you ready to break that debilitating cycle?
Then let’s address four reasons you might be holding yourself back from following the pull to achieve your ‘something more’ and what to do about them. Today!
I’m on a mission to help us create a life round what matters to us most, achieve our own personal vision of success and fulfilment and have a positive impact on our world, all while bringing more fun and creativity into our lives.
Through journaling for personal development. #HoorayForThat
I’ve been journaling on and off since childhood (so a loooonnnnggg time, lol). Over the last several years it’s taken on a more central role in my life as I’ve discovered the power of journaling in helping me manage and enhance my daily life, practically, creatively and emotionally.
I call it Success Journaling, and I’ve found it a powerful tool.
Let’s talk about personal development! Yours, specifically, and the tools that can help make it a creative and fun process for you.
But, hold on a sec. In my excitement I’m getting ahead of myself!
First let me tell you my definition of Personal development, why it’s so important to me (in both my life and my business), and the benefits you might experience if you make Personal development a priority in your life.
We’ve talked before about the fact that it doesn’t necessarily come easily to us to focus attention on ourselves and what we want from our life.
It feels self-indulgent. We feel as though we’re being ungrateful for the life we already have.
We know we’re already very lucky, yet we can’t seem to shake the feeling that we want something more for ourselves, something more for our family AND something more for the world around us.
Does that sound familiar?