After exiting teaching full time, shifting to part-time teaching, and entering the Network Marketing business…I was immersed in self-development.right.when.I.needed.it.
My heart was vulnerable. I was open to change. I dove in.
There are road blocks, every now and again…but you take the time to do the heart work, and move forward.
So, what did the process look like?
*Again, this is an area I have yet to fully develop, or set a solid foundation for. So, it’s a growth area.
* I went to (physically and virtually) all the trainings. I read all the books. I took all the notes.
*I prayed, read my bible. And the funny thing is, all the self-development crossed over with my stages I was walking with Jesus.
* Do the heart work.
* take all the notes (usually in the book)
* Now that I have to rely on making myself step up to the plate, my two ways of diving in to education and self-development: reading and listening to podcasts. Because that’s easiest at the moment.
Why do I invest in self-development, you might ask?
Easy. Growth. If I don’t have a growth mindset, I’ll be stuck right where I am. I don’t want to always be stuck right where I am. I always want to be moving forward. Every now and again, I get in a comfy spot…but it doesn’t usually last long…and when I start getting restless…I dive back in!
Why do I invest my time in education and what do I mean by education?
By education, I just mean that I take the time to read or find another way to learn about something I am passionate about.
My favorite college professor taught me what it means to be a lifelong learner. So, that love of learning has spilled over into my life after college. So, I’m trying to always learn about something:
-how to be a follower of Jesus
-what I want my role as a mom and wife to look like
-what kind of friend I want to be
-teaching and education
-health and wellness/ exercise and nutrition
-Psychology and Mental Health
So, I find books, podcasts and articles over these topics and learn what I can about them.
Again…just one thing at a time.
You kind of just naturally learn about the things you are currently interested in. If you don’t have an interest in something, today, that you did yesterday, put that book down. You’ll come back to it, and if you don’t that’s ok! Pick a book (or article, or documentary, or podcast…you get the picture) that you’re excited to learn about today.