Are you consistently improving yourself?
Each day must be viewed as an opportunity to improve ourselves. When we get out of bed, that particular day is a unique opportunity to make ourselves better. Improvement must be done on a consistent basis, not something that gets done once in a while. For me, one of the best ways to improve myself, while being as efficient with my time as possible, is something I call the “two for one” method. Below are some tips and tricks I utilize to ensure I am improving myself as I go about my day. Enjoy.
- Turn your car into a moving library. We all drive and some of us have extremely long commutes to and from work on a daily basis. Turn your car into a library on wheels by listening to audiobooks and CDs that help grow your mind. Keep your music to a minimum and really develop a habit to learn while driving.
- Exercise and learn. Put in some headphones while you workout and double up with productivity. Music can be motivational, but developing your mind as you exercise can be a great way to distract you from the workout. What do you listen to while you workout?
- Chores around the house. Have to vacuum the living room? Throw on some headphones with a motivational audiobook. Have to clean the basement? Put in some headphones with a business development seminar on it. There are endless ways to grow your mind as you get things done.
- Bring book when traveling. I went to Los Angeles last week and my most important item(s) on the trip were my personal development books. Playing games on your phone can kill some time, but provide nothing toward growing your mind. Who do you want to become?
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson does a book recommendation every week. Connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to see what books he is recommending!
Life Tip #14: Continue to grow as a person with a personal development plan