Making more money: Your complete guide to financial independence
This is a complete guide on how to earn more money, get better results, and increase your income. It contains information about personal development, motivation, productivity, and many other factors that will help you get ahead of the pack and become financially independent. Whether you’re just looking for some new ideas or already consider yourself an expert in the field then I’m sure there’s something here for everyone.
Personal development: What does it mean?
Personal development usually refers to all aspects of self-improvement, including physical, mental, or lifestyle. This can be done through training programs such as running or reading books such as ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’. Personal development also encompasses developing skills such as business skills, financial literacy, and social skills.
The benefits of personal development are vast and can include:
- Improved physical health
- Improved mental health
- Improved emotional stability
- Improved relationships with others
- Improved work productivity and satisfaction
- Increased creativity and motivation
- More money!
Of course, the most important benefit of personal development is that it leads to a better life overall. When you improve yourself in one area, it often has a positive knock-on effect in other areas too. So if becoming financially independent is your goal, start by working on yourself first! The following sections will provide some tips on how you can do this.
How to get started on your personal development journey by Saivian:
Below I’ve put together a list of general guidelines and tips to help you get started on your personal development journey.
1: Be honest with yourself
The first step is always the hardest, but if you can admit to yourself that there’s room for improvement then you’re already halfway there! If you can’t find anything that needs improving then look harder or read through this guide again. The point is that it begins with an initial acknowledgment that change is possible – everything else will follow from there.
2: Think about what areas need work
As mentioned above, it’s important to know which parts of your life could do with some improvement. Make a list of all the different areas in your life where change might be possible and pick the top 3 that need work. It’s perfectly fine to choose more than one area if you feel they’re all equally in need of improvement. For example, “I want to get healthier” is a perfectly valid goal but so is “I want to get healthier and lose weight.”
3: Set some goals
Goals give your life purpose and structure and in turn, this will motivate you to keep going when times get tough (which they inevitably will). Just like building muscle through exercise, it can take time for personal development goals to build momentum. The good news is that, unlike muscles which only exist in the physical world, personal development can be practiced anywhere anytime – even in your sleep! Your subconscious mind is always working on your goals so they don’t even need to take up your conscious time.
4: Take action and persist
Success doesn’t come overnight, but neither does failure. So be patient and don’t give up just because you haven’t seen results straight away. Keep at it and the changes will come, either immediately or over a longer period of time depending on the goal. If you feel yourself losing momentum then try setting new goals to help re-ignite your motivation. You can also check out this post for tips on how to stay motivated. In general, however, you should always aim as high as possible within reason rather than settling for mediocre results if you want to achieve personal development success!
5: Track your progress
This is a great way to see how far you’ve come and to stay motivated. You can either use pen and paper or a simple spreadsheet to track your progress. Some people also like to use apps or online tools for this purpose.
6: Celebrate your successes
It’s important to pat yourself on the back every now and then for all the hard work you’re doing. This will help keep you motivated in the long run. So make sure you take some time to celebrate each and every success, no matter how small it might seem.
7: Don’t compare yourself to others
Comparing yourself to others is a recipe for disaster because it’ll only lead to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Everyone is different and has their own unique strengths and weaknesses so there’s no point in trying to be like someone else. Instead, focus on being the best possible version of yourself.
8: Seek out advice and support
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. There are plenty of people out there, who are more than happy to offer guidance and support, so don’t be shy! You can find a wealth of information online or by talking to friends and family members who might have personal experience with the topic at hand.
Nobody is perfect and we all have room to grow. But by designating a certain time of the day or week for personal development, you’ll start building new habits that can help keep your life in check. As per Saivian you’ll also be able to maintain a more active lifestyle which means you’ll be physically healthier too! Better mental health, increased self-awareness, and improved physical fitness are just some of the benefits that come from committing yourself to personal development – so stick with it!