3 Reasons Why You Need To Focus On Personal Growth in Your Business

Personal Growth

I want to start today’s post off with an exercise.  Repeat after me:

The most important asset I have is myself.

Now I want you to say that again, this time out loud.

The most important asset I have is myself.

To truly understand the magnitude of that statement you need to know why.

In my blog post, Why You Should Always Come First, I detail the significance of making yourself priority number one.  Now I’m going to explain how that self-devotion will lead to business growth.

No one else on this planet is in charge of your happiness or success.  This is why I work so hard with my clients to help them understand the importance of balanced living.  There is no business success without personal success.

I’ve compiled my top 3 reasons why personal growth is crucial to your business:

1.  Your Health is Your Wealth

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  A healthier you = a healthier business!

Emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually healthy people are more productive.  That’s not my opinion, that’s science!  There are plenty of studies out there proving this statement.

Get to know yourself on a deeper level.  The more self-awareness you have, the more apt you’ll be to setting SMART goals and achieving them.

Take care of yourself on every level and you’ll be performing at 100%.  In other words, increase your self worth, to ultimately increase your net worth.  Investing in yourself includes everything from adopting a healthy diet/exercise to meditation or reading an industry-specific book.

2.  Personal Growth Skills are Leadership Skills

In order to reach and achieve your business/professional goals you need to be a leader.  And someone who knows how to take care of others, most definitely knows how to take care of themselves.

Personal growth programs are becoming very popular at companies.  Google, for example, launched a very successful one several years ago.  Employees reported being much happier after completing the course and thus more apt to work harder.

Investing in the well being of your teammates and employees shows them that you value their health and happiness.  And satisfied employees want to make their “leader” happy.  A great leader will lead to better business growth and development.

3. You Can’t Make Everyone Happy

Face it, there will always be the complainers, the naysayers, the negative Nancies, Debbie downers, if you will.  They’re just a fact of life.  So instead of worrying about changing their minds, or making them happy, focus on making YOU happy.

If you flip this way of thinking and concern yourself with your own well-being and happiness, you’ll be able to better concentrate on your goals and future plans.  The bottom-line is, if you are not intentionally focused on growing you, how in the world do you believe your business will grow?

Personally I greet each day with this goal in mind: I want to be better today than I was yesterday and tomorrow I’ll strive to be better then today.

Now the question of the hour… do you take the time to grow yourself?  I want to know how you improve you.  If you don’t know where to start when it comes to personal growth, then let’s set up a complimentary Strategy Call.

To Your Continued and Ever-Growing Success,

Dana

 

Thought Provoking Tuesday: The Power of Your Thoughts

The power of thought

Welcome to this week’s Thought Provoking Tuesday.

Have you ever found yourself running late for an appointment and thought, “Watch me hit every single red light now.”

Lo and behold, you do.  Some would say it’s simply coincidence; I have a different answer.  You welcomed those red lights into fruition with your negative thoughts.

I am a firm believer that we have total control of our own thoughts.  If you allow an outside circumstance determine your happiness you’ll always be in a state of uncertainty.  For example, if your happiness depends upon a specific job or promotion and you lose that position then you also lose your happiness.

In order to maintain your happiness it needs to come from within.  You and you alone have the ability to think positively and will your happiness.

Here’s what I want you to do today, and every day moving forward.  Take control of your own happiness.  When a negative thought enters your mind, push it aside and replace it with a positive affirmation, like, “I am thankful for this day.”

In the comments below tell us what your affirmation will be when an unwelcome thought arises.

To Your Continued and Ever-Growing Success,

Dana

Let’s get you creating more happiness, positivity and success in both business and life, contact me for a complimentary Strategy Call and you’ll be one step closer.