Personal development is at the core of life. Call it personal growth, self-actualization, transcendence, or spirituality, it is the cap stone of our experience as humans. Without continued development, life falls short of our desires and expectations. The richness of life is experienced when we push ourselves to grow and change.
Personal development is often looked at as the thing that you have to do in order to attain success in business, but what if your business development was a practice for personal growth? You have the opportunity to use your business as a means for stepping into your wholeness and power. You can learn to transcend and grow into a new you through the process of growing your business.
At the core of spiritual practice is service – and you have a service-based business. You can balance your personal life with your business by recognizing them both as a subset of your higher purpose and interconnection with the world. You can view the completion of tasks as a practice of self-discipline. You can listen to an upset client as a practice of forgiveness. You can accept client checks as a practice of gratitude. You can bring the best you have to offer to an appointment as a practice of loving kindness.
There is no way to separate your business from your life. Find ways to incorporate your values and personal development into the day to day aspects of running your business. When you make it a priority to be the best person that you can be, the success will follow.