I learned a long time ago when I was a young franchise owner, a newbie and fresh into business, that there was something I had to work on everyday. I realized early on, that entrepreneurs can’t succeed without this.
Yep… I had to work on myself!
I was fortunate enough to have business partners back then that realized the importance of personal development to be successful as an entrepreneur. They knew that your mindset was going to make you or break you.
So these friends/business partners of mine sent me on a ‘personal development’ weekend! Didn’t they know I had so much work to do and not enough time to do it?
Yes they did, but they also knew how important it was to do this. For my overall benefit, for my overall business, and for my overall growth.
So off I went to this ‘Master Key System’ weekend. Wow, was it ever eye-opening!
And from that day forward at age 24, I have maintained a program of continuous personal development.
I’ve been mentored by some of the greats like Bob Proctor, T. Harv Eker, Robert Kiyosaki and Tony Robbins. In fact, this past month I attended a Money, Mindset, Marketing event presented by business coach, Lisa Larter. As well, as attending Wealth Mastery with Jack Canfield.
Next month I am off to Las Vegas for a business conference presented by the Network Marketing Pros, Eric & Marina Worre.
I follow successful business leaders in my industry like Emily Vavra, Tanya Aliza and Bob Heilig through their web-sites, courses and podcasts.
And my library of personal development books keeps growing, giving me something positive and motivating to read in my spare time and to be used as references for my daily inspirations.
You see, personal development is a vital aspect to your success. You are never too old to learn more about yourself, how to be more productive or how to deal with adversity in your business.
The bottom line is that entrepreneurs can’t succeed without this.
You don’t know it all and never will. Why not learn from those who do, who have already learned from their mistakes and who have succeeded in business and life.
I look back on that first personal development weekend, and I am so grateful that my friends got me started at such an early age. It has certainly paid dividends for me and my family. And it will for you too!
If you’re into personal development, I’d love to talk with you. Feel free to contact me here.