Self Development Blog

So, you have spent years developing your craft. Your hobby is beginning to look like something you are ready to turn into a profession. Although you know just how hard it is to get into some kind of business for yourself, you are determined to turn the one thing you are most passionate about… into a life of making money from your dream. Continue reading

Sometimes we forget that the main focus of self-development is NOT to read books on a regular basis, or simply reflect on the actions you took because that’s what self-dev people do. Or make sure you develop strategic relationships over time. Those activities are just the “means to an end”. What we truly want from self-development is to actually be in a better situation than we previously were. To have and to live a better life. So we go through various processes (which fall under the umbrella of self-development) to ensure that we turn ourselves into people that actually can realize those goals that we want to accomplish. Continue reading

Many of us who pursue goals were inspired by those who went before us and accomplished similar goals. What they attained, created, or became… to us seemed cool, exciting, and worth the effort that even we decided to go down a similar path. Continue reading

Your strategy, choices, and actions change the deeper you get in your pursuit. Working on your goals will change you. Being exposed more and more to whatever is in the core of your industry, will influence what you do and how you think. It can change how you continue with that pursuit. Continue reading

Passion and opportunity are very popular reasons why people pursue certain goals in certain industries. Maybe you love to write, so you pursue the dream to become a writer. Maybe you see an opportunity to provide delivery services because people can’t move freely these days because of the pandemic. It may take time to become a bigshot, but you believe you have something worth pursuing. But whether passion or opportunity is currently motivating someone to pursue a goal… the reality is that eventually, most people quit on their pursuit long before they can realize those goals. Continue reading

Saying that 2020 has been tough would be an understatement. Things here on the platform have been slow. No podcast episode or blog post in months. I was asked the other day if I had essentially moved on from blogging. Continue reading

When it comes to pursuing goals… one of the strangest and probably the most heartbreaking lessons I have ever had to learn, is that you have to take some level of responsibility for unwanted outcomes. Continue reading

Sometimes, you just have to go all in. When you don’t give it your all… it’s very easy to find yourself in an awkward place. For example, you are always unsure of what you should do next. Because you don’t know whether what your pursuing is even worth pursuing in the long run. Worst case scenario is that you will not be using your time productively to take any sort of meaningful action that could contribute to your ultimate goal. In this episode I briefly talk about how it’s important to really immerse yourself in all that you want to accomplish. Continue reading

The biggest weakness you can ever have as a dreamer, is the inability to develop strategic / productive relationships. Continue reading

If you are a dreamer, like me, I want to teach you a little trick I use to overcome self-doubt. You can use it every time you feel overwhelmed, discouraged or frustrated that things aren’t going as you planned… or if progress seems extremely slow. Continue reading

Creating permanent change in your life is no easy task. It’s also not a “one-time” task either. In order to bring long-lasting positive change, you are going to be doing a set of tasks, on an ongoing basis. It’s similar to how top performing athletes don’t just quit working out after they have won 1 championship. Continuous and never ending improvement is a lifestyle choice critical for anyone seeking success. Continue reading

In this episode, I take a different direction. First, I share a bit of my world up to this point as far as the progress of the self-development blog/podcast is concerned. Then I dive into talking about pursuing a better life in an imperfect world. This is obviously something that a lot of us struggle with. But I think it’s important to make sense of what things actually mean and how we can navigate around it, to get to where we desire to be. Continue reading

When it comes to pursuing goals, limiting beliefs can be very destructive for the person trying to change their life for the better. Their very nature is to highlight what you think you cannot do or accomplish. For example, a popular limiting belief is thinking that you cannot learn a new technical skill if you did not acquire it in a school or learning institution. Continue reading

It is natural to want to avoid any type of experience that makes us feel uncomfortable. And the process of pursuing something bigger than you currently are is definitely going to make you feel very uncomfortable.

You are going to have to learn new things. Experience new types of hurt and end up in situations that will leave you feeling confused.

However, it is these very experiences we need to make progress towards that thing we are pursuing. You cannot better at what you don’t practice. To get become a better business owner, you must fully immerse yourself in the business experience. There is no avoiding this.

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When I was thinking of doing this podcast, I thought about how many dreamers struggle with identifying who they are or who they would like to become. And it is an important struggle. If you want to change for the better, you must be prepared to abandon the current version of yourself that isn’t providing what you ultimately want. Continue reading