Personal development is anything you undertake to improve yourself or your life situation. It can encompass financial, emotional, spiritual, and social endeavors. Although I believe it’s important to be in the moment and to appreciate yourself and your life as it is right now, I am also a big proponent of personal transformation. So, in this post, I want to talk about personal development goals specific to elegance and leveling-up.
But first, why is personal development important at all?
For my modern elegance students, leveling-up is your ticket to the life of your dreams. And focusing on these five personal development skills should be a priority:
#1 – Dress Better
It might be strange to put this as the top of the list, unless, of course, you’ve been following me for a while. You know that how you present yourself will influence the kinds of opportunities that come to you. But it will also influence your confidence and self-esteem, which can make all the difference in whether you go after your dreams or not. Need a cheatsheet to get started? Get it here.
#2 – Follow In Others’ Footsteps
Whatever your goals are, someone probably already achieved them before you. And that’s good news because the path is now clearer for you. Take a look at my Rich Habits video if you’d like to get my more general advice on this. Or watch my video breakdown of women who were mega successful in leveling-up.
#3 – Learn To Become A Risk-Taker
Pretty much anything you do in life will come with risks. In fact, one way I like to look at personal transformation is that it’s about taking measured and intelligent risks that can lead to high payoffs. I’ve got a whole post for you on how to become more of a risk-taker here.
#4 – Join A Community
If you listen to any success coach out there, you’ll know that being part of a community of like-minded, ambitious people is the best way to stay motivated and on track. That’s why I created the A-List Club for my students and why all my courses have an online group component. So, whatever your goals are, make sure you have a support and accountability system in place to keep you focused.
#5 – Network, Network, Network
Whatever it is you want, it will most likely come to you through other people. Whether that’s a new job, a romantic relationship, or a whole new lifestyle. That’s why knowing how to network is one of the most valuable skills you can develop. And, thankfully, you don’t have to force yourself to be a social butterfly to do it. You can still network if you’re an introvert! To get started, check out my networking type quiz here.
If this is all a bit overwhelming for you, then I would advise taking baby-steps. Take out your journal and write at the top “What Is Personal Development?” and start answering that question. Because, although the skills I listed are universally useful, you need to first decide on what’s important to you as a first step. You can do it!
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