In every industry you hear about the importance of professional development. You are encouraged to continue to learn and grow within your area to increase your success. Sales people are expected to go to extra sales seminars, managers are expected to attend leadership trainings, marketing gurus are expected to stay up to date with new trends. You must continue your learning, you must stay up to date, you must constantly be growing professionally.
All of this is true and no one understands that more than we do here at Begin to Win. We are here to provide those professional development opportunities for you and your team.
But do you ever think about your own personal development?
When was the last time you read a book, took a class, or attended a seminar that was informative, but that did not pertain to your industry whatsoever?
Change that. Soon.
Set your own personal goals. Set some goals that have to do with you and no one else. Set some goals that aren't about where you'd like to end up on the ladder of your company, but that are about who you would like to be as a person.
When you think about the ideal version of yourself, no matter what career or industry you are in, what skills do you have? Write those down. Then make a plan to obtain them.
If you struggle with keeping track of your finances, do some research on financial tips. Read a book, attend a seminar, take a local class, watch a video series.
If you want to learn how to knit, take a class or watch some videos online.
If one of your goals is to lose weight, develop a health and wellness plan, and get to it.
There are so many resources out there for you, you just have to look for them.
If you want to learn how to code, learn a new language, learn more about technology, learn how to juggle.. there are endless online classes (usually free ones!) available to you!
Pour into yourself.
One of the best quotes floating around the internet right now is,
"You can't pour from an empty cup."
Especially as a leader, you have to be fulfilled in order to pour into your team.
You are not your job. Your identity is not "sales person", "marketing director", "manager of sales", or "financial advisor". You are a real person and you should never allow your career to consume your whole person. In order for you to grow in that position, you must grow outside of it.
Find some books to read, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, or classes to take and reach some of your own personal goals. You'll be truly amazed at how much of a difference you begin to see in your life.
Begin to Win does not only offer coaching and consulting on a professional level, but personally as well. If you want to get serious about becoming the person you want to be in and out of the office, contact us today about hiring a coach to help guide you along as you work to reach your goals.