Stephen Collie about Personal Development & Self Improvement

Personal Development to a person is similar to a business plan formulated for a successful business. The personal development plan should include all your attitudes, skills, behaviors, habits and whatever that is required to enhance the quality of your life as a whole. “This plan could be used as the road map to achieve your goals in life”, says Stephen Collie.

Most of the time there are 3 areas in a person’s life that needs to be improved. Those areas are the health, finance and relationships of a person. All other sub goals would fall under one of these three categories. A person cannot improve what he or she is, in the real sense of the term. God or the Universe has created all beings equally. He or she is complete and whole at all times in God’s eye. Most of the time the problem is actually a one of low self esteem. A person with a low self esteem would have bad finances, problem in relationships and neglected health.

Stephen Collie: “Stress can greatly interfere with your ability to be happy. Stress in the mind hurts us both a physical and an emotional toll on your body”. To be able to think clearly, it is critical to banish unnecessary stress from our minds. Take the time off regularly to relax and reflect. This refreshing time to yourself can make you feel more peaceful.

Healthy eating and exercising habits would not be followed by a person with low self esteem. ‘Since he or she is having a bad impression about himself or herself, they would actually self sabotage successful relationship opportunities”, Stephen Collie says. Likewise the low self esteem or low confidence would keep them from trying for promotions or new business opportunities. Keep aside new business opportunities; they wouldn’t even think of doing a business on their own in the first place. Always carry a way to write down any ideas that you may have. Carry paper and a pen around with you everywhere.

Stephen Collie further explains: “The most important thing is to first accept yourself fully and completely, just the way you are. If you don’t accept yourself first, you wouldn’t be able to improve anything in your life”. If you resist some quality of yours, it would persist, until you accept that quality first. Everyone has beliefs in which they hold dear. This practice also promotes consistency, a valuable character trait to keep.

Stephen CollieIf you want to change something in your life, first accept that you have that quality. Otherwise it wouldn’t be possible to change it. Most people fail in personal development because they keep on hating and resisting a bad quality of theirs and try to impose a good quality over the bad one. It is not going to work this way. Even if this sounds like a paradox; whatever you resist about yourself would persist until you accept that quality fully and completely. Once you accept it, it will lose its power over you. “Then you can develop the new quality”, Stephen Collie says.

Personal development starts with becoming a leader. Most people believe that leadership and influence over others. Take a good look at your leadership journey. “Are there any events that have had major impacts on your life”, Stephen Collie asks. How did the events change you as a person? What personality characteristics define you contribute to a group? By examining these questions, you can more easily integrate into a leadership role with others.

Stephen Collie: “Once you deal with the low self esteem issue, it would be easier for you to improve your quality of life in an overall manner”. Then you would be able to set goals in the health, finance and relationship categories and achieve them with much ease. Your personal development goals would come to pass effortlessly, when you are completely clear on any low self esteem and low self confidence issues in your life. You will make dramatic progress in your attention on positive growth and become eager to experience all the new things you can.

Personal development is very important to a person to set goals and achieve them easily in their lives. It is like a GPS always directing you towards your goals in life.

Stephen Karl Collie

Business People Characteristics

Stephen Collie: “What do the rich and powerful people in business have in common? They live life with a strategy and exhibit characteristics that not all that different from other not-so-successful business people. What’s their secret? They train themselves to keep these characteristics in mind”.

Back in May 2005, Forbes magazine reported that there were 691 billionaires in the world. 1400 people across the world turn into millionaires every day. Want to become one of them? Of course you do. Everyone wants the freedom to do business in the way they choose. There is so much power in running your own business – and having a business that runs itself, which for many people is the ultimate goal.

Wealthy Business PeopleMaking money is not the only goal of becoming an internet millionaire – it’s about freedom. Many people across the world are gifted with experiencing this freedom everyday. How can you become one of these business people? What kind of life, and business, do you want to run? Would you like to be able to check your email from your private plane? These are the kinds of goals many people have in mind when they begin to forge ahead with their business ideas. But the truth is that the wealthy and the successful – the millionaires off and online – have about 9 characteristics in common, not that different from a lot of business people we all know. Most of them exhibit some or all of these. The truth is that we all have the potential for greatness – if we can train ourselves to keep this in mind as we go about our business day.

1. They don’t blame. Successful business people don’t blame others. “Instead of making excuses for bad outcomes, or reassigning responsibility to others, they take time to learn from their own mistakes”, Stephen Collie says.

2. They are decisive. Millionaire-types have a vision. They take quick, decisive action aligned with that vision. Business people are action oriented, always pushing forward toward their goals.

3. They trust their intuition. If something seems like it’s not quite right, they trust that instinct. If an opportunity excites them and sounds like a great idea, they go for it.

4. Stephen Collie: “Business people are singly focused on their CORE business. Successful entrepreneurs may be inspired by ideas, but they always remain true to their vision”. They focus on opportunities that are aligned with their business’s purpose. If you sell retail products on eBay, don’t try real estate investing the next day. They don’t lose focus. They may sell their products on eBay, write articles, focus on joint ventures, and go to marketing seminars, but all of their efforts, and FOCUS, help them move toward their main goals.

5. They are marketing focused. Wealthy business people, including such giants as Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, understand the importance of building on their core business. They hire people with specialties in marketing. They work hard at building their email lists, gaining exposure, and are constantly looking for ways to reaching a wider audience. If you want to build a decent income, you sell products and services. If you want to be insanely rich, then you create and control markets. The key to your business, and creating phenomenal success, is marketing.

6. They understand the importance of continuing education. Successful business people are always learning and drawing from other people’s experiences. They listen to how other people have achieved their success, especially if these people have expertise in another industry. They are constantly learning about new approaches and strategies, and thinking about how they can apply it to their own business.

Business People7. They are not afraid of making mistakes. Any big company online will tell you that they’ve had their share of downfalls, even such giants as eBay or Craig’s List. Mistakes are building blocks for success – by making mistakes, you learn what works, and what doesn’t. You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going. We all make mistakes, and one of the most powerful things you can do is glean feedback from them. Feedback is a great way to learn from your customers and colleagues. You need to look at feedback and take it with a grain of salt – it helps you learn and grow. See your mistakes as learning lessons

8. They model their business for success. Wealthy business entrepreneurs model other people, strategies, and systems. They constantly look for models of success in everyday life and think about how to incorporate these lessons into their own strategy. They even look at their competition for answers. Whatever niche you’re in, subscribe to some industry newsletters, buy their products, and learn HOW they create success.

9. They build a team to rely on. No matter what stage you are in with your business, you’ve got to realize that you simply cannot do it all. You can’t be an expert in everything. You want to create a great team of people. How can you find them? Go to seminars and workshops. Hone your networking skills. You’ll often find that like minded people that are out there constantly learning and attending, seminars and workshops. Getting rich is a team sport. “You have to have people that are cheering you on, encouraging your success”, Stephen Collie says.

These are some inherent characteristics of business millionaires. Can you apply them to your business and your life, too? Of course you can. If you can keep these principles in mind, you’ve got the millionaire mindset. No, you aren’t going to get there overnight. Making a million dollars takes some time. You can’t make a million dollars if you haven’t made your first hundred. So focus on the first hundred, first thousand, and first hundred thousand. “Thinking this way goes a long way toward your goals – finding success, creating wealth, and living the kind of life you want to live, and become one of those successful business people.

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