How many of you have invested in their self-development and done inner work?
Before realizing on what I should focus on and what my purpose was, I was in the agency world, and close from the infoproduct world. I came to realize that there's a lot of programs that exist for this audience (agencies and coaches with a course). Most of these programs are steps by steps on how to do X (often sales related) or on how to improve their mindset to scale their business. When I switched to focusing more on my craft of being an "optimizer" (problem solver) by focusing on being more a maker, I noticed that there's not much of these type of programs. I am still new to this new "indie" and "maker" world, so maybe I simply have not been exposed to it enough, but I am curious, how many of you have been doing some inner work? And what have been your experience so far as a creator regarding your personal growth?
I’ve always been big on self development. The issue I struggle with is I can only keep it up in burst. I’ll go a month or two reading everyday, eating healthy, working out and picking up an interesting skill. But then when life gets hard i drop it all. Maintaining these routines is the most difficult thing to do. Now at SigmaOS we have put a policy in place so that all employees get £200 a month to spend on personaly development which ranges from gym, meditation, online courses… We are very lenient with it. You would be surprise how little people use it though.
@pablo_fatas That's a good point: consistency. Have you tried implementing each of them, one at a time until it's a habit, before adding a new one? Great initiative to have a budget for personal development, great idea!
Hey Hugo, we've been researching and user testing on this problem for Indie makers and solopreneurs for over a year now. The answer to how people manage their development is a spectrum from "I don't have the time for it" to "I've tested every possible solution and built my system that I struggle to follow. We're now building Wonderpath (https://www.wonder-path.com/) to solve this problem. If this is worth a chat, I'd love to show the product (we're in private beta) and get your feedback. Let me know, my twitter dms are open :) (https://twitter.com/tea_ess)
@tanyasharma Awesome, congrats on taking the time to do the research :) I'd be happy to help you out, you can message me (I couldn't send you a Twitter DM for some reason)
Not HUGE on self development but I have been doing yoga and meditation classes and find I get less stressed later in the work days.
@kensavage That's a great place to start, be proud of what you're doing! But I'm curious, what is preventing you to do more self-development? Or what is the reason that you don't feel like you're huge on it?
@kensavage That's a good one, but that would make me as you (if you don't mind me asking), what's stopping you from prioritizing it in your schedule/calendar?
I have been trying to do some self-development for the past year. I usually set some very small goals for personal growth and try to achieve them during a specified period. By the end of 2021, I could complete a lot of the goals that I made for 2021.