My top 10 Personal Development Tools

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A little over a year ago, I started on a journey to reading personal development daily.  It takes as little as ten minutes a day or ten pages a day to get enough information to inspire me and get my head on right for the start of my day.  Truly, it has changed my life in ways I never could have predicted.

I am happier.

I am more focused.

I’m learning daily.

I’m applying the information I learn to my life.

I’m feeling better and more content than I have in a very long time.

If you are not a reader, I truly encourage you to start focusing just ten minutes a day on personal development.  It will forever change the way you think and approach life.

This year, I have a goal to read 52 books as part of a #52bookchallenge another coach is doing.  That’s one book a week.  It’s a BIG challenge, but I’m up for it.  I know it’s going to push me, and I’m ready for the challenge.

I love helping others.  It’s my passion.  I wake up every day excited about what I do.  As a teacher, I love helping others see the potential they have in themselves.  As a coach, it’s the same thing.  So many times people focus on their failure or disappointment instead of focusing on all of the amazing things they CAN do.  Personal development equips you with the tools to succeed and reach your goals.  As a coach, reading these types of things equip me with the tools to grow personally and help others grow as well.

I want to share a few of my favorite resources with you right now.  Some of these are books, others are online resources and audio.  I do all of these almost daily.  This has become my “entertainment.”  Instead of wasting time watching tv, I spend my time learning and growing.

These are my 10 favorite resources right now.

1.  Chalene Johnson 30 Day Push Challenge-http://www.30daypush.com/   

This is a free 30-day program that will help you set goals, get organized, and find a focus that you didn’t know you could have.

Each day provides you with one video and an action step to take.  The information in here in invaluable.

2.  Darren Daily–www.darrendaily.com  

This is a year long free email from Darren Hardy, the publisher of Success Magazine.

Each day you get an email with videos, audio, quotes and such to help you transform your life in the course of a year.

3.  Success Magazine online http://www.success.com/

This is a fantastic site filled with interviews, articles, quotes, and motivational pieces that apply to all areas of life.  Great go to when you need something quick to read.

4.  Audible

While this isn’t a free resource, it is an invaluable one for me.  When I am in the car, I listen to books on Audible.  It’s a great way to get a book “read” and get the information into your head.  While I enjoy the process of reading and highlighting and taking notes, I also enjoy listening to the books, especially if it is the author who is reading it.  There is something powerful about hearing an author speak his or her words to life.

5.  Chalene Johnson’s Podcasts http://www.chalenejohnson.com/podcast/

Speaking of audio, I have recently discovered podcasts and LOVE them!  They are FREE and give you a quick 30-40 minute discussion on a topic.  With Chalene, the topics range from diet to how to set goals and everything in between.  But, all the information is geared to help you create and live your best life possible.  They never disappoint.

6.  Michael Hyatt Podcast http://michaelhyatt.com/thisisyourlife

This is another podcast I’m obsessed with.  The focus of his podcast is intentional leadership, but truly the topics appeal to anyone looking to improve communication, set goals, and create change.

7.  Brendan Burchard http://brendonburchard.com/

Once again, I’m all about FREE.  Right now on his site, you can get three of his books for FREE.  The only thing you have to pay is the shipping.

Books available are Motivation ManifestoThe ChargeThe Millionaire Messenger.

8.  John Maxwell Blog http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog

I love anything by John Maxwell.  His blog is a great resource, once again, when you are short on time and are looking for something quick to read.

9.  EntreLeadership https://www.entreleadership.com/posts?category=personal_growth

Not only have I read EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey, but I frequent his website for information and articles about success.

10.  Dave Ramsey http://www.daveramsey.com/home/

The amount of free resources on this site to help you gain control of your finances is beyond compare.  If you are looking to focus on finances in the New Year, this is a fantastic place to start.