If you are new to Step Into Success, you may not know that we offer a resource for ongoing training and support for your business. In our free community, Direct Selling Now, we share training, tools, and resources geared toward the needs of direct sellers. Our goal is to equip direct sellers to achieve their goals and dreams.
If I asked 100 people what they feel direct sellers need most, I am willing to bet that the majority would say anything that helps them get more sales, bookings, recruits, and ultimately, more income.
Since DSN launched over a year ago, our monthly themes have focused on these exact training topics. But, what about personal development? Is personal development important? Does it have an impact on your business?
Maybe you are already committed to personal development. Or, maybe it’s not something you’ve considered. You may not even be sure what I mean by it. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say…
Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. … improving self-awareness. improving self-knowledge.
Read that and you realize that personal development is critical to reaching your goals and dreams.
So what are you doing to enhance your quality of life? What are you doing to improve self-awareness and self-knowledge? And what will be the repercussions if you don’t do these things?
I can tell you from 20 years experience that when I did not take time for personal development, those were the times I was unfocused and unproductive in my business. In fact, sometimes spending time on myself and for myself had a bigger impact than just working harder or longer.
As a digital strategist, I enjoy using digital tools and online resources and wanted to share 3 great resources for enhancing your personal development.
The great thing about these resources is that you can access them from any device as needed. So utilize those pockets of time to read or listen to something that will enhance your life.
Maybe you have a particular topic you want to search for, such as improving your communication skills, having an attitude of gratitude, or overcoming obstacles. You can research these topics when searching for blogs and podcasts.
When you find a blog or podcast that focuses on a particular subject that is meaningful to you, subscribe so you are notified when they post new content.
New to podcasts?
Here are some tips to getting started…
If you have an iPhone, you can use the native Podcast player. Look for this icon on your phone:
To learn more about the podcasts app, Click Here.
Simply search for a podcast by person or topic, download, and you can listen while you get ready in the morning or while driving to work. It’s a great way to start your day.
For inspirational interviews from entrepreneurs and business owners, check out Belinda Ellsworth’s podcast, Work From Your Happy Place.
Blogs are a great resource for personal development articles.
Aren’t sure where to start? Check out Feedspot’s Top 75 Self Improvement & Personal Development Blogs and Websites.
Apps are great for reminders and motivation.
Search for an app that shares a daily motivation quote to start your day.
There are also apps like BLOOM, which allows you to set reminders in various life areas, such as health, finances, career, and relationships. Those reminders to eat a healthy snack or call a friend or send a note of thanks may seem trivial but can have an impact in creating the life you want to have.
Do you use podcasts, blogs, or apps to enhance your personal development?
Let us know your favorites!