Follow a structured plan for your personal growth and development using the examples and exercises in this Sample Personal Development Plan.
This is a summary of a comprehensive personal growth plan eBook: The Sample Personal Development Plan and Workbook.
How This eBook Will Guide Your Growth
With this sample plan guiding your personal growth you’ll have a structure to follow that builds a solid foundation for growth. A brief self-assessment points out specific areas for focus, so you can either follow the author’s progression of modules or pick and choose from among the sixteen areas of proven personal growth.
If you’re serious about your personal growth and development, you’ll recognize the value of planning your growth rather than jumping among the latest hot topics of self-help. The sixteen areas for growth in The Sample Personal Development Plan and Workbook are chosen from the latest positive psychology research studies as areas for growth that are validated components of well-being.
Among the growth topics included are: Finding your Life Purpose, Identifying Limiting Beliefs, How to Meditate, Tips for Improving Relationships, Goal Setting, Time Management, and many more.
This plan builds on recent scientific information from the new science of Positive Psychology. The resulting exercises, examples, and suggestions for growth are based on proven scientific research studies.
Review the schedule of topics included in the full The Sample Personal Development Plan and Workbook. Then obtain your own complete sample plan to begin an exciting journey of personal growth and development.
There’s a special gift waiting for you at the end of this (fairly long) page. I hope you’ll read your way to it, but it’s yours to use even if you succumb to curiosity and jump down immediately.
Meet Jerry for an eBook Overview
The Sample Personal Development Plan and Workbook is available in all formats (Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony, PC, Mac, and more). View the video for a bit of background on Jerry and a quick overview of the book. At the end of this 4 minute video you’ll find a discount coupon you can use when you purchase the eBook. For those preferring more detail after watching the video, each module is summarized below.
Module One – Self Assessment
In this module you’ll respond to a brief self-assessment questionnaire to determine the areas of your life most in need of further development. The questionnaire addresses eight aspects of life common to everyone, but provides for additions and modifications based on your unique life situation.
The self-assessment lends itself to ready identification of high-level goals for growth.
Module Two – Life Purpose, Finding a Meaningful Life
Having a purpose to your life is extremely important to your feelings of well-being and satisfaction. Research studies find that people whose lives are meaningful are happier, healthier, and more successful than others. Life purpose is a foundation critical to a happy life.
Learn the fail-safe indicator that tells you if you’re living your true purpose.
Many people define themselves by what they do. Learn the difference between what you do and your purpose in life.
Module Three – Your Unique Strengths
In this module you’ll learn to identify those unique characteristics that scientists call your signature strengths. Learn how to identify your own signature strengths and how you can build a more successful life with them.
Module Four – Learn Meditation and Yoga
Meditation and Yoga are no longer viewed as mystical, mysterious rituals available only to monks and religious recluses. Learn the healthful benefits of meditation and yoga and a basic meditation you can easily begin right at home.
Module Five – Fully Experience the Present Moment
You’ve heard the expression, Stop and smell the roses. Now learn why it’s so important to a happy, fulfilling life. Even busy people can learn the simple tricks of living each moment to the fullest.
Module Six – Examine Your Values and Beliefs
Beliefs held deep in your subconscious could be limiting your personal growth, preventing you from achieving your dreams. Identify these beliefs and your sacred values allowing you to continue utilizing those that are helping you become all you want to be.
Module Seven – Overcome Your Fears
Fear could be keeping you stuck in a dead-end job or relationship. Fear often prevents us from taking action on our dreams. Learn to identify your fears and overcome those that are holding you back.
Module Eight – Adopt a More Positive Attitude
People who are inherently positive are happier and more successful than those biased toward negativity. Learn how to shift your thinking to a more positive attitude and gain the benefits it brings.
Module Nine – Become a Great Goal Setter
There’s an art and science to goal setting. Learn the common reasons people fail to meet their goals. If you seldom achieve your goals, this module will help you become successful at achieving what you want.
Module Ten – Learn to be Grateful
There’s no simpler, easier way to bring greater happiness and satisfaction to your life than by developing an attitude of gratefulness. Learn some easy steps you can take every day.
Module Eleven – Self Care, Body and Mind
Taking good care of your body and mind is critical to having a good life. The reference resource identified in this module has been proven to help people overcome severe addictions and bad habits.
Module Twelve – Making Better Use of Your Time
Do you often wish there were more than 24 hours in a day? Learn how to utilize your 24 hours in ways that help you accomplish what you want in life.
Module Thirteen – Become a Better Listener
Become known as a great communicator and strengthen all your relationships by learning to listen more effectively. Learn the common mistakes people make and how to correct them.
Module Fourteen – Improve Your Relationships
Becoming a better listener will strengthen your relationships, but listening problems may not be the only things that are damaging relationships with your co-workers, customers, family, and all the other important relationships of your life. Learn the issues that commonly damage relationships and what you can do to correct them.
Module Fifteen – Be More Generous
Generosity is good for your soul. You don’t have to donate a million dollars to reap the benefits of generosity.
Module Sixteen – Develop and Enforce Your Boundaries
If you have trouble saying no, or find yourself involved in activities which cause you to be resentful and angry, you’re probably not enforcing your personal boundaries. Learn to say no without feeling guilty and without offending anyone.
Module Seventeen – Apologize and Forgive
In this module you’ll learn how to apologize and forgive, relieving your inner anger and angst from previous transgressions. Reduce your stress and improve your health by forgiving past transgressions and apologizing for your hurtful behaviors.
Module Eighteen – Reflect on Your Growth and Celebrate
The final module guides you in recognizing and celebrating how far you’ve come on this personal growth journey.
To Obtain Your Copy
The Sample Personal Development Plan and Workbook is available from Amazon in Kindle format and from Smashwords, my publisher, in all formats including Kindle. Both suppliers provide sample chapters of the book so you can try it out on your favorite eReader, whether pc, Mac, Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony, or others.
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What is Life all About? How do I Find my Purpose? is the latest in the Personal Growth Resources series of personal growth books. Other books in the series include:
- The Happiness Workbook: Take Control of Your Happiness – Dozens of Proven Ways to be Happier ,
- Sample Personal Development Plan and Workbook, and
- 5 Keys to Balancing Work and Life: Get Back to Basics and Balance Your Life.
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Jerry Lopper – Personal Growth Resources
Build your life on a foundation of purpose
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