Personal Development

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This blog was started primarily to be an advertising platform for self-development.  What I mean is that we started this to convince you of the importance of developing yourself and growing.  Every.  Single.  Day.  I have noticed however that we tend to write a lot about personal development without actually calling attention to the fact that it actually IS personal development.  Go figure.

What is personal development?

Personal development is a set of activities that are performed with the intent of causing you to grow and expand beyond where you are today.  These activities include, but are not limited to, improving self-awareness, improving or learning new skills, increasing general and specific knowledge, changing habits, changing your diet, and being involved in more social activities.  It is any activity that makes you better.  In any way.

Stephen Covey talked about a concept that he called ‘sharpening the saw’ in his famous book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”  Tony Robbins refers to it as CANI (Continuous and Never-ending Improvement).  The Japanese term is Kaizen.  No matter what you call it, personal development makes you better.  Hell, it’s the process of making yourself better.

Why do we write about personal development?

Because it is important, though I suppose I should elaborate.  There is a common maxim that states that if you are not growing, you are dying.  You’ve likely heard it.  I believe it.  And, more than that, I see the potential in every person on Earth and I think we, as a society, a global society, are wasting that potential.

One of the ways I live my life revolves around the belief that we do not work to complete goals.  We work to become the type of person who completes the goals that we envision.  If you were already the type of person who completed your goals, you would have already done so.  This belief fuels a burning desire to become better today that I was yesterday, and to be even better tomorrow than today.  That is the way that I try to live.  I try to live it every day of my life.

Why listen to me?

Well, someone has to, right?  No, I suppose not.  However, I firmly believe that we can learn something from everyone we meet and I think that I have a lot to share.  Both Ali and I have compiled so much information from so many sources on personal/professional/spiritual development that we’re bound to have something of interest to you.  Browse through the site, read some blogs, and let us know what you think.

Thank you and be exceptional,


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