Time to upskill and grow

“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” John C. Maxwell

When you consider all the medical advances in the last 20 years would you want to be treated by a doctor who hasn’t learned anything new since he originally qualified?
He wouldn’t be knowledgeable in the latest procedures and medical devices that could possibly save your life.

Would you want to get advice from a pharmacist who hasn’t got any knowledge of any of the new drugs created in the last 10, 20, 30 years?  

Or how about using a lawyer who hasn’t learned anything about the new legal precedents set by court cases in the last 20 years?

I know I wouldn’t!

Ultimately you want to engage with professionals who are knowledgeable, comfortable in their chosen field and who are open to learning more so you can get the best possible service, products and outcome. AND do you agree that YOU want to be the professional who is knowledgeable, comfortable in your chosen field and open to learning more!

The truth is, there are plenty of opportunities to upskill in your profession to remain compliant, legal and relevant.

What is often overlooked in upskilling is personal development

Why is personal development important?

Personal development is about YOU, upskilling YOURSELF so you can be the best version of yourself in both your personal and professional life.

When did you last learn, upskill or develop yourself? You may find you are so busy with your business you forget about you!

Just as we need to constantly fill in the gaps of our professional skills and knowledge, the same holds true for our personal development & interpersonal skills?.

Where do you start working on you?
Below are the 8 key steps to take in your personal development journey.

1) Establish where you think you need the most personal development
These could be in the spiritual, physical or mental area. Skills, such as public speaking, conversation or time management, or even how to create better habits or learning how to meditate to calm your mind. The advantages of the spillover from personal development often positively impacts your business i.e., being able to sell yourself and your business offering with clarity and confidence.

2) Prioritise what you want/need to learn
The question to ask is which is the one skill I need / want the most?
Create a list – most important at the top working down.

3) Establish how you are likely to learn best
Each of us are different in our ability to learn and then apply the skills.
Is it working WITH someone such as a coach or mentor? Is it learning independently such as an online course? Or is it a combination?

4) Investigate what resources are available that can assist you?
This could be a course, a program, books, coaches, mentoring groups, a specific mentor OR a combination of these!

5) Choose the right resource/resources for you
Based on time, money and priority.

6) Sign up!!!!
YES, you need to take action to make it happen!

7) Hold yourself accountable
Allocate time in each day (even if that is just 30 mins) to ensure that you are able to achieve these goals in “bite-sized chunks”.
A business coach or mentor can play a vital role, ensuring that you do what you set out to do!

Once you are on track with your most important goal, repeat the process.

As a business owner, development manager or sales person you are responsible to be the best version of you. This enables you to help your clients and as many people as you can, reach and achieve the best possible outcome.

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” ―Robin Sharma


What have I done in MY personal development space to ensure you, my clients, have the best version of me?

I followed my own good advice!

1) Establish where you think you need the most personal development
Confidence in myself.

2) Prioritise what you want learn
Networking with confidence
Speaking skills
Writing skills

3) Establish how you are likely to learn best
I learn best by doing – with someone other then me to keep me accountable to getting things done!.

4) Investigate what resources are available that can assist you?
I have met with and investigated various coaches and mentors within my network who could encourage and support me in the networking environment.

5) Choose the right resource/resources for you
Coach / Mentor

6) Sign up!!!!

7) Hold yourself accountable
I committed to 3 hours a week for networking.
Through the guidance of my mentor this was allocated to ACTUAL networking and then the vital follow ups after each event.

As my confidence increased in networking, I was able to repeat the process and start upskilling myself on Speaking skills.

If you are ready to start working on YOU, I encourage you to reach out to Amber Business Support, I am your Business Best Buddy. I will hold your hand through the process, hold you accountable and ensure that the things that hold importance in your life are able to be achieved.

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September 29, 2021

Time to upskill and grow

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