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Personal Growth Plan for 2022 (and Beyond)

7 Steps to Personal and Professional Growth

1. Be Intentional: Plant a seed of thought that will grow into a fruitful tree of the thing you want in your life.

  • “Begin with the end in mind.”
  • “Plan your work, then work your plan.”
  • Steven Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

2. Make a Public Commitment to Grow Intentionally.

  • Sharing your commitment publicly makes your desire to achieve it stronger.
  • Keep your word to yourself and to the public.

3. Identify Two or More Areas You Will Grow In.

  • The first area is for something personal, such as learning a new language, reading an entertaining book, learning to dance or cook, etc.
  • The second area is for something professional.
This week, I’m reading a book from the local library on employment practices (professional development)

4. Invest 30 Minutes per Day on Each Area.

  • Preparation + Opportunity = Success

5. Invest 1 Hour per Week to Reflect – personal, intrinsic observation, and professional, SWOT analysis – and Journal Your Observations.

  • “Examine yourselves…” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
  • “Know thyself.” (Socrates)
  • What have you learned about yourself?
  • What have you identified about your business strengths?
  • What have you identified about your business weaknesses?
  • Do you see any opportunities?
  • Do you see any potential threats?

6. Share Your Growth.

  • Social media can be a powerful ally when your friends and fans show you their support and encouragement, but it can also come with heckling and criticism. As such, observe the reactions of others from an emotional distance. This will help you prevent (1) gloating and (2) despair from negative criticisms.

Final thoughts: Spend time with positive, uplifting people and stay clear of negative people who display ill-will towards your progress and achievements. As the saying goes, “birds of a feather flock together.”

Source: Adapted from 15 Laws of Growth by Dr. John C. Maxwell

Author:

John holds four degrees and two decades of technical education, and has extensive experience in the fields of real estate property valuation, mortgage finance, and home sales, and is the Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty 🏡 in Florida. John was recently admitted into the NYU film school’s 1-year online certificate program in Film & TV Essentials, as well as completed the 14-Day Filmmaker Academy by the modern tv commercial experts, Paul Xavier and Anthony Gallo. 🎥 He plans on shooting social media video commercials that documents and highlights the journey to success of many high performance attorney entrepreneurs, as well as lead an in-house film production company for his real estate practice, Coleman Tanner Realty. 🎬 Lastly, John aspires to self-produce independent films that will be a hybrid of the “film noir, murder mystery genre” and something new, futuristic, and aesthetically appealing to modern day film enthusiasts. (Ladies, he also enjoys romantic comedies and dramas too, - and he wrote a romantic novella titled Faithfully (available on Amazon) - so stay tuned!) When he’s not 🖥 online studying film production and marketing techniques, or watching movies and TV shows on the tube 📺 for inspiration, 🎼John also enjoys playing the guitar 🎸 and piano 🎹 in his free time.