What skills should you develop and improve?
The sky’s the limit!
In your role as a business owner, you’ll use everything from leadership skills to time-management and negotiation skills; perhaps every day.
You’ll need to “sharpen the saw” in all areas that matter to you.
We’ll help you with the mental development associated with running a business, but Stephen Covey outlines the four core dimensions as:
This involves caring for your physical body – eating the right foods, getting enough rest and sleep and exercising on a regular basis.
A life needs meaning and purpose, unlimited by what you achieve through your business.
Contributing to the life of others, living a life of integrity and deeply understanding another human being are all ways that will help you achieve peace of mind and a feeling of security.
Your spiritual dimension relates very closely to your core values or principles.
It’s a very private area of life and supremely important. You’ll be focusing on the things that uplift you. This might mean meditation, the arts (good books or music), spending time in nature or following a religion.
Continually honing and expanding the mind is vital to your success. We’ll provide recommendations for specific resources and focus areas that you might not have previously considered.
Gaining new perspective on subjects can allow you to reframe and handle business issues in ways you never would have thought of otherwise.
This can mean attending more formal education but there are many other ways to develop yourself:
- Books: reading the works of great minds is often the best way to learn new ideas and improve your knowledge. There are countless amazing and engaging books available and we’ve selected the most thought-provoking and practical ones for you to read.
- Videos: It’s incredible that the wisest business minds in the world can make a game-changing speech in some other city or country and we can watch it from the comfort of the couch. We’ve curated a list of videos for you, including TED talks and interviews.
- Podcasts: The perfect way to fill in otherwise dead time; whether you are commuting to work or exercising. There are podcasts covering almost every topic imaginable.
- Trade publications
- Networking: with your target market to learn as much about them as you can.
Always look for opportunities to take yourself out of your comfort zone and experience new things.