The Power of Personal Development

Personal development has become such an important part of my life in recent years.  I became a health and fitness coach with Team Beachbody over 4 years ago now.  One of the vital behaviors we are encouraged to do as a coach is personal development.  At first I did not take this seriously….actually for awhile!  It wasn’t until after a year and a half as a coach that I began to realize this was something I could greatly benefit from.  Unfortunately the only regret I have since becoming a coach, is not starting personal development sooner!!

Here is what defines personal development:

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develops talents and potential, enhances the quality of life and contributes to the realization of dreams and aspirations.  Personal development takes place over the course of a person’s entire life.

I think I’ve always had the mentality to DO, DO, DO!  Personal development allows me the opportunity to reflect on the actions and choices I make.  The types of personal development I have done include reading books, listening to books, listening to podcasts, attending live conferences and events, and watching videos.  Personal development gives you the ability to improve in every aspect of your life.  I have done personal development to grow in my marriage, as a parent, in my spiritual development, as a leader, as a business owner, etc.

One of the biggest benefits I have gained through personal development is the ability to focus on the good.  To stay positive.  To always have gratitude.  This right here has changed my life.  When you change your thinking, you truly change your life.

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There is always room to grow and learn.  There is always room to become a better parent, spouse, child, leader, friend…a better YOU!  You just need to make the decision to take action in doing so.

Some of my favorite personal development books include:

The Slight Edge

The Miracle Morning

You Are a Badass

The 5 Love Languages

Crash the Chatterbox

Made to Crave

The Gifts of Imperfection

Today I encourage you to take control of your life and your thinking.  Pick up a book or listen to a podcast today.  Start small and think baby steps.  Decide which area of your life you want to improve on most.  I would love the opportunity to help you get started with your personal development journey!  If you need any direction at all, please send me an email at mharris.beachbodycoach@gmail.com.

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