Guest Post: Hunter Branch
Let’s face it, being an entrepreneur is really hard.
From the moment you choose to be one, you’re faced with a lifestyle filled with uncertainty—money hardly ever comes in consistently, you work countless hours week in and week out, and you really don’t know for a fact that what you’re doing will work.
What’s the secret to increasing your likelihood of success?
The answer lies in an ancient art that the best entrepreneurs still use today.
The best of the best have a personal growth plan they follow day in and day out to polish their skills, beef up their weaknesses, and add new skills to their arsenal.
You can do the same thing to guarantee more success in every aspect of your life.
Ready to take yourself to the next level?
How to Make Your Own Personal Growth Plan
After creating and fine-tuning my own plan, I came up with a framework you can use to build your own.
Here it is:
- Determine what you want to learn
This is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s important to focus on something specific. Rather than setting out to learn about business, narrow your efforts to something like online marketing.
2. Schedule time daily for learning
I’ve learned from experience that if I don’t schedule a block of time every day to focus on my personal growth—it won’t happen.
The best time to do this is in the wee hours of the morning. If you start waking up at 5:30 or 6 (before your day gets started) can get an insane amount done because your mind is fresh.
3. Read books and listen to podcasts
Tons of people HATE reading, but it really is one of the best ways to learn. I don’t know a single successful person who doesn’t read—it really is that important.
But if you’re like me and only can read in 30 minute chunks of time, you can supplement your reading by listening to audiobooks or podcasts. There are tons of great podcasts out there for business, which you can find easily on iTunes.
4. Focus on one thing at a time
One of the biggest pitfalls for entrepreneurs who set out on a personal growth journey is switching from topic to topic. The problem here is you won’t see any results in one particular area, which can be discouraging enough to make someone quit.
Be sure to focus on one particular topic for a couple months so you can see results—then you can move to the next thing.
Spending Time on Your Growth Is Guaranteed to Make You More Successful
The best, most successful entrepreneurs ALL focus on their personal growth. If you want to make more money and become more valuable to your business (or someone else’s) you really have to take time to learn.
What are you currently doing to learn and grow every day? I’d love to hear about your schedule, your challenges, and your results—let me know in the comments!
Also, feel free to check out my blog at hunterbranch.com
About the Author:
Hey there! I’m Hunter and I run a blog at hunterbranch.com. I run my own online business, along with working in a job that allows me to work directly with 2 New York Times Best-Selling Authors.
Join the movement by checking out my blog at the link above!