How to Make Your Self Development Plan Close to “Bulletproof”

How to make your development plan bulletproofAre you a planner?

Why am I asking? Well, let me get to that in a second.

I guess you could think that this is a silly question to ask since one of the missions of this community is to prepare your goals in advance, take action and adjust them if needed while you are moving forward and learning.

But seriously, do you consider yourself being someone who likes to see the endgame (and the path) before moving forward?

If so, then this post is for you.

If not, please continue reading anyway. 🙂 You can let me know afterwards whether you found it helpful or not.

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3 Tools That Will Help You To Stick To Your Personal Development Goals

tools to stick to personal development goalsEver wondered how you are going to stick to your personal development goals? Maybe your development plan, whether on paper or electronically is not enough to push you forward?

There are lots of possibilities out there that can help you to keep at it. To really reach those goals! I am sharing with you today three tools which are constantly helping me to obtain my goals. No matter how small or how big that goal is.

So, in case you are looking for this red thread which will help you on a daily basis to stick to your objectives, check out the following tools:

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How to start off 2014 with a blast!

how to start off 2014 with a blastFirst of all, welcome back to the Smart Self Development Plan! I know, I know, this is the first article in 2014 that I am writing, shame on me. Or, maybe not, because these last weeks after Christmas, I have been working like crazy (getting very little sleep) to get one of my final goals of 2013 accomplished. I finished my 300-page book, which I am planning to publish next month. It is now with the editor, so, I have some time to breathe and write to you folks! Yeah!! So now, let’s get to today’s topic:

If you could think of just one thing that you would like to accomplish in 2014 what would it be? [Read more…]

Two Things To Use Today To Create Your Mini-Personal Development Plan

two things personal development planCreating a Personal Development Plan is not easy. You are right.

At the same time, to be very frank, nobody said it would be. 🙂

However, there is no need for you to be challenged with this thing called Personal Development Plan. You do not need to write down a big plan with a long list of objectives. It certainly helps for some, but not for all of us.

A Mini-Plan is enough, trust me.

What is most important is that you identify what you want to achieve, no matter how big or small that goal is, and that you start scheduling little action steps to achieve that goal.

And that is why I will introduce to you today two things that we all have available and that you can easily use today, whether you have a personal development plan set up or not. Ready to move towards that goal of yours? [Read more…]

How to involve others in my personal development? (Community Question)

Personal development goals involve othersBefore I dig into the topic, just a note: this is the first post, which is dedicated to answer your questions! I mean those questions that were raised explicitly.  🙂

Today’s question “How to involve others (as support) in my personal development?” came through a short survey that I send out to my subscribers, where I ask about topics that you would like to have covered on this blog. After all, the blog is about you, not about me!

And in case you are wondering, the answers of this questionnaire are being saved anonymously, so give it a go (we will get into the details at the end of the post)!

Now, let’s get into it! [Read more…]

Personal Development Plan 101 – This sums it up!

personal development plan 101If you want to know without reading page after page what a personal development plan is, this post is for you.

A personal development plan is not as complex as a lot of people think. The name is long, but that does not mean, that the plan needs to be long and windy.

In fact, if you have ‘just’ one goal that you would like to pursue, it already comes in handy.

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Solid Tips to Achieve Your Personal Goals

How to Achieve Your Personal GoalsIf you want to achieve your personal development goals, you need to know how to get there, right?! To start in the right gear, key tips and tools are shared in this post.

For illustration purposes, let’s image the following scenario: you have successfully written your first personal development plan. You are satisfied with the goals you have set for yourself and decided to work on the first one right away:

“Deal with emails only three times per day to be less distracted and more productive”. [Read more…]