Today as you read this I am on my way to Rochester for a half day of personal and professional development. I always view any investment I make in myself both professional and personal and you should too.
This year for many has been a tougher one and therefore the available funds to invest in yourself have been reduced. But you should never stop completely.
All financial planners, investors etc will tell you to pay yourself first, i.e. be making the deposits in to savings and investments on a regular basis as soon as you are paid.
Personal and professional development should not be viewed any differently. You might not attach the same % as you would to investments (the usual figure seems to be 10%) - but what price do you place on your future wealth in terms of knowledge, growth and development?
Sit down now and make out a plan for 2010 around the subject of personal and professional development.
- If you could attend one conference next year - which one would it be?
- If you could hear from one speaker next year, who would it be?
- If you could add one new tool, skill or process, what would it be?
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