As a coach, I use my skills to help people reach their personal and professional potential. Often, it’s necessary to have a partner act as a sounding board or to provide guidance when you feel “stuck” on your journey. However, part of a coach’s job is to help you find the tools you need to be successful on your own.
I’m an avid reader. I always have stacks of dog-eared journals on my desk, pages that I reference over and over and pieces that I love to share with clients and friends. Now, I’d like to share a few of my favorite personal development resources with you. These materials can always be there to help you, whether you need a little inspiration at 2am, or just a pick-me-up during the regular workday.
Personal Development is an exciting journey that takes time and commitment. The good news is that you’re on a journey that so many thoughtful experts have also taken. What they’ve discovered awaits you also…the individual greatness that lies within. These books and articles are ones that I believe can inspire and motivate you. Some are practical, while others are more philosophical; all are intended to move you in some way.
- Feel the Fear …. and Do it Anyway,By Susan Jeffers
- Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core, By Bruce D. Schneider
- Think and Grow Rich, By Napoleon Hill
- Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, By Susan Scott
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, By Don Miguel Ruiz
- Happiness and The Human Spirit: The Spirituality of Becoming the Best You Can Be, By Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD
- The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, by Jon Gordon
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t, By Jim Collins
Though I love books, others get more value from different development opportunities-podcasts, motivational speakers, blogs, even social media pages designed to motivate and encourage. I challenge you to make spring 2015 a season of growth. Commit to spending some time each week engaging with tools that help you get closer to reaching your goals.