If you have a home based business or are considering starting one, don’t forget to allow time for personal development. When people start a home based business, this is one area that often gets overlooked or not given enough attention to. Personal development refers to continued learning – particularly with an emphasis on your own personal growth and self improvement.
Why is this important? Because in a home based business YOU are at the core of the business and your improvements will spill over into the business. Your business will benefit from your personal development and likewise, your business may suffer if you don’t allow time for it.
In the daily rush to get things done and to attend to all the tasks that need attending to, personal development is often shoved aside. Personal development might start by reading a personal development book and begin applying its concepts. Want a good starting point? Try Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and reading that. It’s considered a personal development classic.
Remember there is a reason it’s called ‘personal development’. It’s personal meaning that it’s only for you. It should be goal oriented and it should be your goals – not someone else’s. Committing to personal development also means the job will never be ‘done’ in the strict sense like completing a project. It will be an ongoing commitment.
Making time for personal development will give you clarity and help you achieve your own business oriented goals. As a result, your home based business can grow and develop as well.