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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 (law, hotel management, literature & computer science, and theater), two decades of technical education, and has twenty years of extensive work experience in the fields of real estate property valuation, mortgage finance, and home sales. John is the founder and Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty 🏡 in Florida. As a writer, John has been self-publishing books since 2012. His latest nonfiction book, The Entrefluential Broker, is a DIY guide to launching your own real estate brokerage business. John’s forthcoming book, STR Conversions, will inform real estate investors of how to quadruple their rental income via his new “hotel hacking” strategy. He plans on taking his lessons to online and offline speaking stages to share his tactics with investors in the second half of 2022. To discuss speaking engagements and workshops, interested parties can send inquiries to John’s assistant, John Paul, at TELbookings@gmail.com. In addition to writing, John has a love for filmmaking that began while studying theater at Miami-Dade College in 1994. Most recently, he completed the 14-Day Filmmaker Academy by contemporary tv commercial experts, Paul Xavier and Anthony Gallo. 🎥 John plans on overseeing the shooting of in-house “reality tv” videos for his real estate practice, Coleman Tanner Realty. 🎬 John also aspires to executive 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 (think, anime in real life meets Sherlock Holmes). 🌹John also enjoys romantic comedies and Hallmark dramas (he wrote a romantic novella titled Faithfully, available on Amazon under the pen name of Jack Morgan) - so stay tuned for romance films as well. When he’s not 🖥 online studying film production, AirBnB, real estate, online marketing, or watching movies and his favorite TV shows on Netflix or the tube 📺 for inspiration, 🎼 John also enjoys playing the guitar 🎸 and piano 🎹 in his free time. John is also learning Tai Chi and White Tiger QiGong on the tube, and was a former Judo student while attending FIU.