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Taking Personal out of Personal Development

I only have one problem with personal development, it’s too personal.

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Why “Personal” Development Ultimately Fails You

I’m all for people trying to become the best possible versions of themselves. However, when people keep their dreams and goals to themselves, they ultimately fail.

  • Start a side business? I’ll just wait for retirement…
  • Travel to a new country? I guess this one’s good enough…
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How Accountability and Team Dynamics Favor You

I’m terrible at follow through.

Because we’re a team. I don’t care how cheesy it sounds, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

Having a team or even just one person to help you walk through your goals is, in my opinion, the best shot you have at achieving your goals.

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A Coach, A Guru, and A Sherpa

I want to finish with this metaphorical situation:

The Coach

He sits at the base of the mountain and hands you a bunch of tools and maps. He even asks you to practice on a smaller pile of rocks. When he thinks you’re ready, he looks up and points at the best route to the top.

The Guru

He sits at the top of the mountain and calls down to you. He instructs you to listen because he’s going to tell you everything he did to make it to the top.

The Sherpa

He stands next to you. He has all the tools, maps, and food neatly packed in his bag. Nothing overwhelming, just the necessities to make it to the top.

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