"If you don't grow, you stagnate." - Dr. David Arrington
You try to make time for what's important, but urgent things keep popping up. When was the last time you did something because you wanted to do it, not just because it was on your to do list? It's easy to put your personal development goals on the back burner. Let's see if we can move them to the front burner.
Personal Development can be boiled down to 3 critical elements:
Making "time for me" is difficult and without a plan you could go years without taking the time to better yourself, hone your skills, or intentionally advance your career.
In the bigger scheme of things personal development can fall off the radar. What you prioritize doesn't always get done unless it's tied to a plan you are excited about.
Nothing goes to plan. Nothing. By making your personal development a priority, you can keep your promise to yourself, execute your plan and keep your skills sharp.
Below are the most important articles I've published to help you stay focused on making time for you, developing in your career and creating work/life balance.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, how can you make sure you are using your 24 to the best of your ability?
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"Making Time For Me"
Hi, I'm Dr. David Arrington the founder and CEO of Arrington Coaching and the main author of this website. I create a lot of content around the topic of effective leadership because it's my passion to help leader take control of their careers and become effective and influential leaders.
Get A Life
I guess it was the late 80s and early 90s when the term "get a life" was a popular burn.
But now it's not a burn, it's an aspiration for many mid-career professionals. You've spent your life climbing the corporate ladder but without taking the time to care for yourself.
I'm often brought in to help teams understand and implement self-care. Which is what you and I often overlook.
Your personal development goals and plans can get shelved pretty easily, it doesn't take much. A last minute project, taking care of a loved one, corporate downsizing, you name it.
Making the Time
We are working longer hours, for the same or less pay, frustrated with our lack of upward mobility, and that can and does spill over into our home lives.
If you don't make time to relax, refresh, and recharge, you will burnout. I can tell you that because I've been there. If you took a poll of your office I would wager folding money that you would find that 30-40 percent of your co-workers were walking wounded - burned out but going through the motions.
This happens because we are creatures of habit we go to work, come home, hang out, or just stay in. I get it we live in a crazy world, we are more stressed than our grandparents were and they lived through wars!
Personal development and self-care are two peas in the same pod. You have to intentionally carve out time to do both and they both improve your state of mind, stress level and overall well being.
In a nutshell, taking care of you, making time for yourself is a great way to regain control and reduce your stress.
If you don't plan, prioritize, and persist on the things that matter most they will be lost and you will go years without improving or really being present.
Personal Development Plan
I like to be intentional about how I get things done. If you've broken promises to yourself before (new year's resolutions, workout goals, etc.) you might be a bit skeptical about a personal development plan.
No need to worry, this time you've got me. I will help you to make a plan that you can live with and that you can follow-through on. We will help you find and focus on what's most important to you.
Whether you want to advance your career or be person I'll help you find that life balance that's so hard to achieve.
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