How many times have you heard that? Book after book, one video program after another. You know personal development is important, but you’re not sure of the best approach. You need a guide to personal development.
You’re trying to follow your dream, but progress is elusive.
How To Make Yourself The Best You Can Be
The problem is not about you. You have not yet discovered the right way to get the results you want.
You are so much more than just another human in a sea of humans.
I Know You’re Awesome Because You’re Created To Be That Way
You bring to the world so much more with your talents, skills, intelligence and dreams.
The thing is, you must strive to be the best you can be: make yourself the best you can be and never stop.
You too can show the world you are fun, exciting, interesting and make a difference.
You must make that happen, it will not happen on its own. That, my friend, is what personal development is all about.
This is clear, right? Striving is a challenge, but you can make it happen. You just need to better understand how. You need a path. You need a clear, concise, practical and doable roadmap.
Make Personal Development Your Very Own Roadmap To The Success You’re Looking For
I have heard personal development described as a movement or a new philosophy. The truth is, personal development has been around since the dawn of mankind. Since our Creator put us on this planet, He has been teaching us, growing us and helping us to discover the wonderful potential He gave us to do great things. We would not be where we are today, with all the inventions, knowledge and skills we have, if that potential was not developed.
The principles of personal development are not new or something we created on our own. They have always been there; we just needed to discover and develop them. It is like the laws of nature: they are not new, nor have they been created by humans.
Gravity has always been gravity. If early mankind jumped off a cliff they would have hit the ground. If you jumped off a cliff today (this is not a suggestion) you too would hit the ground. We may understand the principles of gravity better today than when Sir Isaac Newton presented the theory in 1687, but it has not changed, nor has it been added to.
“John Patrick Hickey is extremely passionate about community development. Specifically, I worked alongside him during the development phase of the new edifice for a local church. John Patrick demonstrated the skill set of keeping the construction costs within budget, while not sacrificing the outreach mission of the church. During the last five years that I have been involved with John Patrick and his church family, I have witnessed the spiritual growth of the church along with the financial success of the church. The growth, coupled with the financial success, has embodied a spirit of self-fulfillment for the neighboring community.”
Pat Alexander, Vice President, Comerica Bank
The same is true for the laws of success and personal development. They have always been there and they have never changed.
This is why, if you read books on personal development or success principles written a hundred or more years ago, you will find the same principles as in a book written today (like this one).
We may understand the principles a bit better and, since our way of living has changed, we have presented them differently. Nevertheless, the principles remain the same.
The laws of personal development always work, just like the laws of nature do. The key to success is not the law, but how you obey that law.
There are people who will tell you that the laws of success do not work and they are just made up. For them, they have not worked. Why?
Because these people have not worked the laws. Many are unwilling to work hard, study, learn, grow, care for others or sacrifice the immediate pleasures for the long term.
Laws are just that: laws. They are not up for debate, discussion or popular opinion. They work when they are followed and they do not work when they are not followed.
With Personal Development You Can Achieve Big Almost Impossible Goals
In Getting Personal, I explain the laws of personal development and show you how to use them to get what you want.
Here are the ways I lead you through your own personal development program.
Chapter 1: What is Personal Development?
Personal development can appear to be a confusing and sometimes overwhelming concept.
Getting Personal: A Guide To Personal Development explains in clear and simple terms just what personal development is and why it is important for all success-minded people to apply to their lives.
Chapter 2: Personal Growth
Growth does not happen on its own. A person must decide to grow and then take the action to make that happen.
Growth begins with knowing what you want and then creating a plan to achieve it.
Chapter 3: Personal Education
How many times have been told you can’t achieve success without the right education? Don’t lose heart; many college and university graduates are still unemployed. A degree does not equal success or even a career.
The greatest education is the one you achieve on your own. This book looks at the tools for a real and useful education that will lead a person to success in their desired path.
John Patrick has been extremely helpful to me in many ways. He has shown me ways to improve my personal and work life. We have brainstormed strategies that have provided a road map to better myself. I could go on and on, but I will simply leave it that John Patrick knows his stuff and his results are extraordinary.”
Chapter 4: Personal Health
Your health is important. You cannot achieve success if you are unhealthy and do not have the energy to do the hard work it will require.
Getting Personal: A Guide To Personal Development looks at several different areas of physical and mental health and how to achieve a strong and energy filled life.
Chapter 5: Personal Relationships
You need a support system. The world is made up of more people than just you. No one can achieve real success without the help and support of others.
Getting Personal: A Guide To Personal Development will guide the reader on how to develop great relationships. Relationships with people who have your best interest in heart and are willing to take the time to move you toward success in life.
Chapter 6: Personal Strengths & Gifts
Many people not only neglect their strengths and gifts but do not even recognize that they have them.Learning how to identify your strengths and personal gifting is the first step in being able to correctly use and develop them.
I show you how to make you stand out in the crowd.
Chapter 7: Personal Habits
Habits can help us either succeed or cause our downfalls. Many people are slaves to bad habits because they have never learned how to change them.
Changing a bad habit is more than just stopping a behavior. Bad habits cannot be stopped, they must be replaced and there is a simple way to do that.
Chapter 8: Personal Beliefs
If asked, most people cannot tell you what they really believe. If they can come up with their beliefs, they cannot tell you why they believe what they do. Your beliefs form your thoughts which in turn form your actions toward yourself and others.
Getting Personal: A Guide To Personal Development will take you from understanding what you really believe to knowing why you hold those beliefs.
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Becky Harmon, National Speaker, Coach and Identity Expert.
Chapter 9: Personal Rewards
The greatest enemy to success is success. People often to not know how to handle success and the rewards that come with it. What was meant to be a blessing becomes a curse.
The best way to enjoy success is to understand success and the rewards that come with it. This books looks not just at success itself, but also at dealing with wealth, fame, power, and personal achievement.
Chapter 10: Personal Daily Agenda
It is one thing to know what you will do in 10 years, and another in what you must do today. Most people struggle with today more than they do tomorrow.
Success is built on the actions of today. This book will guide you through the development of a daily and productive schedule of action.
Chapter 11: Personal Power
The greatest obstacle many people face is believing they can’t do the impossible.
Personal power is the ability to create the vision and actions that will not only achieve the success you desire but to truly do the impossible.
Now’s the time to Get Personal with personal development
It is my desire that you understand that you can be great. You can achieve your dreams. You can be all that you were created to be and do all you were created to do. There is nothing to stop you but yourself.
As Thomas Jefferson said, “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
When you chose and read this book you tell me that you area success-minded person. I know that you want to achieve more than just what others have achieved; you desire to change your world.
No matter if you are in business, the arts, law, medicine, education or any one of a million fields, you can be the best.
Make the choice and do the work. I am very excited for you.