So you started that business and now the results should be coming in right, but why aren't they? What are you doing wrong.. a common question and situation with newer entrepreneurs who have just started building their dream life.
You start looking for new strategies to start making more money or marketing your business better because that has to be the reason you aren't selling, right? What else could it be...
And now you are trying all of these marketing and sales strategies, none of which seem to be working, so your problem turns into this cycle of trying new things but never having them work... a way too common entrepreneurial situation with an easy solution.
This is when personal development is the answer, not the only time barbecue you should constantly be working on yourself, but just a really good situation. This is where you start turning to some of the best resources for personal development with podcasts such as The Gary Vee Audio Experience and books such as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
These are the resources that can literally change your life, as they have helped me immensely, and we can't wait to share them with you!
The Best Personal Development Podcasts
As we have stressed in many other places, podcasts are our favorite way to learn as they are so easy to listen to and you can listen to them in places like the gym or car without having to make time for it like you do with a book.
This is no different than with the subject on personal development as they are easy to listen to and focus on, especially in the gym. With podcasts you are able to hear the thoughts on personal development from professionals in the field to entrepreneurs to even normal people. Because everyone has some insight that we can grab and use in our own lives.
There are a few of our favorite podcasts that we go to if we are focused on personal development...
The first one is called The MFCEO Project Podcast is hosted by Andy Frisella who owns the 1st Phorm Supplement Empire that made over $100 million last year... you could say he's a pretty solid guy to listen to around business as well as personal development.
The goal of this podcast is to help us become CEO in all areas of our life from business to personal development. Andy helps us take control and shows us the lessons he has learned from his decades of life and entrepreneurial experience!
Andy has one of our favorite personal development podcasts as he has what seems like countless pieces of advice from relationships to success and results as a entrepreneur.
He is down to earth and tells you how things really are... would defiantly recommend the MFCEO Project as a great starting point for your personal development.
The School of Greatness is our next go to podcast around personal development as Lewis Howes brings on some of the best guests who have reached "greatness" in their industry from pro athletes to successful entrepreneurs and even professionals in the personal development space.
Obviously the episodes that feature the professionals in the personal development space are the ones we recommend to start off. They are super easy to spot in The School of Greatness podcast feed as they have titles surrounding personal development:)
The other episodes, such as the one with Ray Lewis, are also great for personal development as everyone he brings shares their story and the development of their mindset as they went further down the path to success!
So those are the two podcasts we would start with for personal development but there are many more we can share with you on the blog post in the ear future based around personal development podcasts..
The Best Personal Development Books
Books, while not as easy to access as podcasts, can teach us some of the best lessons in personal development. Books can share even more lessons than podcasts can as they focus on one person or one topic and give a variety of examples around that topic.
We usually take an hour out of our day each day to read and then find other times where we have a quiet space such as on plane rides. It is essential, at least for us, to find a quiet place to read so we can fully understand and take away the lessons we are learning.
One more thing on books and personal development, it is a great idea to reread books in different periods of time in your life like a new year or a new relationship as you will take away different things each time based on your mindsets and focuses in that period of your life...
Now we are just gonna share one book that has really made an impact in our life as we have an upcoming post that will share with you our top 10 favorite books you should look into reading if you are looking to develop personally, as everyone should be.
Anyways, the book we had recently reread is called Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and it goes over the most important reasons why you are likely holding yourself back from success. These actually were everything we needed to hear as it covered why we might be holding our self back from making sales, receiving money and it even touched on relationships.
Ultimately this book helps you create the "money mindset" you need to make a real difference in your business and those you are helping. Without this mindset you are likely to keep many of the limiting beliefs you have that you don't even realize.
This book opened up our mind to those obvious thoughts we were having but didn't realize were holding us back.. it were those thoughts, not our marketing strategy that needed to change! Highly recommend this book that you can check out below!
Well, it's that time again.. time for you to choose whether you want to stay stuck in the trap of thinking its your marketing strategy that has to change or choosing to try personal development.
Hell, it could very well be your strategy that has to change but after changing it countless times maybe its time you look inside yourself for some answers or switch up your mindset. It has helped me a ton and it can very well do the same for you!
Look forward to hearing your stories,