In the spirit of giving, we share a message from one of my favorite authors and speakers, Jim Rohn.

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So in the spirit of giving, we share a message from one of my favorite
authors and speakers, Jim Rohn. 

I’m often asked the  question, “How can I best help my
children, spouse, family member, staff  member, friend, etc.,
improve/change?”
In fact, that might be the most  frequently
asked question I receive, “How can I help change someone else?”

My answer often comes as a  surprise and here it is. The key to helping
others is to help yourself first.  In other words, the best contribution I
can make to someone else is my own  personal development. If I become 10
times wiser, 10 times stronger, think of  what that will do for my
adventure as a father… as a grandfather… as a  business colleague.

The best gift I can give  to you, really, is my ongoing personal
development. Getting better, getting  stronger, becoming wiser. I think
parents should pick this valuable philosophy  up. If the parents are okay,
the kids have an excellent chance of being okay.  Work on your personal development
as parents—that’s the best gift you can give  to your children.

If you have ever ridden in an airplane, then you might have noticed the
oxygen compartment located above every seat. There are explicit instructions
that say, “In case of an emergency, first secure your own oxygen mask and
then if you have children with you secure their masks.” Take care of
yourself first… then assist your children. If we use that same philosophy
throughout our whole parental life, it would be so valuable.

If I learn to create happiness for myself, my children now have an excellent
chance to be happy. If I create a unique lifestyle for myself and my spouse,
that will be a great example to serve my children.

Self-development enables you to serve, to be more valuable to those
around you
; for your child… your business… your colleague… your
community… your church.

That’s why I teach development skills. If you
keep refining all the parts of your character (yourself, your health, etc.) so
that you become an attractive person to the marketplace, you’ll attract
opportunity. Opportunity will then begin to seek you out. Your reputation will
begin to precede you and people will want to do business with you. All of that
possibility is created by working on the philosophy that success is something you attract by
continually working on your own personal development.

As you get ready for the New Year, why not make this year the best it can be by
becoming the best that you can be!

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