What is personal development?
Personal development is a way that you can develop yourself; sometimes alone and sometimes with support from others.
Personal development can help you identity and develop your talents and potential.
You can improve your career opportunities, enhance the quality of your life and contribute to the realization of your dreams and aspirations.
Personal development includes;
- Understanding yourself as an individual
- Building your self-image and self-esteem
- Developing strengths or talents
- Improving your opportunities in the job market – your career
- Identifying or improving your potential
- Enhancing your quality of life and relationships
- Improving health and social abilities
- Fulfilling aspirations and dreams
- Developing and carrying out personal development plans
Personal development enables you to;
- Expect to succeed
- Take risks and set challenging goals
- Keep trying, if at first you don’t succeed
- Manage emotions and fears when the going gets rough
- Be Optimistic
- Be Self-Confident
- Be a Self-Starter and take responsibility for your own development
- Be Open and share you success with others
Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level.Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between face to face coaching, and coaching and blogging on-line. You can contact Wendy at email@example.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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I’ve been there and got the tea-shirt in coping with work-life balance problems and I know that I can help you.
You know you have a work-life balance problem when you
- Don’t have enough time for everything and spend what time you have handling scheduling conflicts,
- Feel stressed and overwhelmed by trying to balance your different roles.
Find out more on WiseWolf’s Your Happiness Factor Blog at this link
Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach. She helps people have the
confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at wendymason @wisewolfcoaching.com
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There is a new post at the blog for my Wisewolf Personal Development Coaching Website. Developing a Personal Development Mindset is important if you wish to develop as a manager or leader so you might find this post intereesting.
“The third characteristic of a Personal Development Mindset is to be a self-starter!
WHAT IS BEING A SELF-STARTER
Personal development means taking personal responsibility for your own learning and development and taking the first steps yourself. Usually this is through a process of review/stock-take, exploration/research, and taking action. BUT HOW DO YOU TAKE THAT FIRST STEP? Read more »
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At last I’ve heard from Dave. You can find his latest news at this link and it is a sad tale. Poor June has been in the wars and Dave has done his best to help but all isn’t well. Apart from anything else I think the motivation vampire has struck.
It is very easy to become depressed when you have been out of work for a long time. Your motivation seems to just drain away and you may feel you can’t be bothered any more.
You stop expecting to find the right job and begin to wonder if you will get any job at all.
You can feel depressed and hurt that you can no longer support yourself and your family financially in the way that you believe you should! You may feel you are letting people down. This in turn can lead to stress and anxiety.
So what do you do? First and foremost, talk to your family about what is happening and share the problems and the responsibilities with them. I bet they don’t feel half as bad as you think and perhaps they can help share the financial load. Seek help in managing your finances if you need to and talk to your bank before you get into real financial difficulties.
As for motivation, well yes there are things that you can do to help!
- Make sure you are working to a routine Monday to Friday. Set yourself some working hours and stick to them
- Dedicate a space in your home to working – even if it is the dining room table make it look different during working hours. Spend your working time there apart from lunch and coffee breaks
- Get some time out of the house each day – go for a walk at lunch time – but get out and take some exercise
- Revise your CV and your marketing material to show any voluntary work you have been doing
- Do some voluntary work – it will be good for you, them and your CV
- Set some targets for yourself in terms of networking meetings (coffee meet-ups etc), sending off CVs etc each week and stick to it
- Share your targets with someone else and give them permission to challenge you about their achievement – they will enjoy helping you.
- Enquire about local jobhunter clubs and meetups – here is a example if you are London UK based London Jobhunters Meetup Group
Above all think though your options again – just like Dave you may have a “hobby” skill that could be the basis of a new business and a whole new, and better, way of life! See that old vampire off – somewhere out there is the right future for you!
Wendy Mason works as a Coach, Consultant and Blogger. She works with all kinds of people going through many different kinds of personal and career change, particularly those wanting to increase their confidence.
If you would like to work on developing your own confidence, Wendy has a Learn to Be Confident Program at this link
You can contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring ++44 (0)2084610114