Daily Dose of Coach #204: My second best decision

"The best way to grow your value is to grow yourself" Mark Sanborn

People often ask me how I get enough material to write one of these almost every day. Truth is, I've been working on this for years now. About 10 years ago I made a commitment to a personal growth plan. I realized quickly that having a plan to learn and grow would be a major factor in how quickly I progressed in many the most important things in my life.

Besides marrying my wife, it has been the single best decision I've made. And though it's changed over the years, the core of it has been the same. Every year I re-evaluate and make small changes if need be. As the end of this year approaches, if this is something you've never really thought out, wrote down and committed to, I highly recommend it.

Here's the basics of my personal growth plan:

-Personal Development (Spiritual, Leadership, Teamwork, Relationships, Parenting, Finances)

-15 minutes each day in reading a spiritual growth book

-30 minutes of reading, reflecting, recording personal growth material every other day (Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun).

-Read 1 personal development book per month

-Listen to 1 personal development audio book per month.

-Listen to 1 podcast on a personal development topic per month

-Build a relationship with a highly influential leader in one of these categories

-Record and write down the most important lessons I learn from this material.

 

-Professional Development (Training Skills, Business, Communication, Trends, Sports Science, etc)

-30 minutes of reading, reflecting, recording professional growth material every other day (Tue/Thur/Sat).

-Read at least one article per week

-Listen to one podcast per month

-Listen to one audio book every other month

-Do 3 live or online courses per year

-Get one new certification each year

-Build a relationship with a highly influential leader in my industry

-Record and write down the most important lessons I learn from this material.

Remember, "The person you'll become in the next five years depends on the books you read and the people you surround yourself." If you've never committed to a personal growth plan, it will be one of the most worthwhile decisions you'll ever make.