In this section you will find recommended books, posts, PDF and video tutorials with motivational speeches and exercises from great entrepreneurs, life artists and coaches:
How to get rid of old beliefs
How to discover a vision of the heart
How to prioritize and keep on track
What is personal development / growth / self-coaching?
There are Thousands of books and trainings out there, focussing on different areas like psychology, religion, philosophy, education, coaching or spirituality.
According to Wikipedia personal development includes activities like
- improving self-awareness
- improving self-knowledge
- improving or learning new skills
- becoming a self-leader
- building or renewing identity/self-esteem
- developing strengths or talents
- improving wealth
- spiritual development
- identifying or improving potential
- building employability or human capital
- enhancing lifestyle or the quality of life
- improving health
- fulfilling aspirations
- initiating a life enterprise or personal autonomy
- defining and executing personal development plans
- improving social abilities
One of the best books summarizing personal leadership is Stephen Coveys “The 7 habits of highly successful people”. Covey has been developing his thesis after a detailed review of the whole literature about success – finding out that there are a lot of similarities between successful people.
Covey suggests 3 personal, 3 social habits and a habit of re-generation.
If you are committed to improve on the above points then I suggest you read his book.
This website and the menu “Personal Development” follows in principle his categorization of beneficial habits.
Starting the process of personal development requires nothing but a good attitude:
To be HONEST & OPEN – say the truth about your thoughts and feelings. Share where you really are.
To be PROACTIVE – start DOING things instead of thinking and talking about them.
To be GENTLE – walk slowly, have compassion for yourself and others. Rome was not built in one day ..
To be CURAGEOUS – To live the dream of your heart will confront you with your deepest fears first. Keep your dreams alive and walk through!
To be CLEAR – Don’t ask others for a vision. Find it yourself!
To be FOCUSED – Put first things first. Do the things that are really important but not urgent.
To be HELPFUL – Think also about others and switch perspective from time to time. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Think win / win and synergize!
To be EQUAL – Don’t see yourself as the supreme being. Offer help instead of telling others what to do.
and most important: ENJOY THE NOW, because the way is the goal!