Posted by NBDC Communications on Aug 08, 2021 07:31:48 PM
No doubt, as a small business owner, you bring an incredible amount of value to the table. It’s a huge task to get a company up and running and make it profitable. Most certainly, it requires a lot of attention and dedication. You might get so busy running your business that you forget about yourself. However, as your business grows, you should, too.
According to career and personal growth coach Kathy Caprino, “Personal growth is the process of growing stronger, more confident, and more effective as a person and an agent of change for your own life. It relates to how you see and perceive yourself, interact with others, engage with the world, and envision your future and your possibilities.”This is why it’s important to cultivate a lifestyle that encourages personal growth alongside business growth, to allow for multiple levels of success. When you care about personal development (your own and that of any employees you oversee), you’ll foster a more engaged workplace, more efficient employee performance, and greater profitability over time.
Why Business Owners Should Focus on Personal Development
Here are significant benefits of personal development for business owners like you:
How to Get Started with Personal Development
Clearly, personal growth leads to career development. Having all these things in mind, here are 5 ideas to get things started.
Personal growth will look different for every individual. For some business owners, it might be pursuing long-term educational goals or developing a skill. For others, it could be more abstract, such as improving self-confidence or relationships with other people.
When you take the initiative to pursue your journey of personal development, you create far more value both personally and professionally.
“When someone pays careful attention to their career development, they identify their own strengths and blind spots, then work hard to improve their skills. It also involves learning about different roles and industries to find a match to their abilities, seeking out opportunities to advance, and maybe even changing careers altogether if they find a more suitable one.” – The Balance Careers
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