What precisely do we mean by personal business growth? And what constitutes development?
Personal business growth and development is a broad term that encompasses the business activities you engage in at work that are intended to improve your sense of self, your self-awareness, your potential and capabilities, and your business knowledge and understanding. The goal of personal business growth and development is to improve your quality of life (i.e., make you happier) and to help you achieve your business goals and needs.
Personal business growth and development is therefore, not something you just do for a bit and then stop. It is not something that is ever “finished.” Instead, growth should be considered a lifelong process, one that you work at each day of your life.
Your personal business growth and development can focus on any one of the components of well-being at work, which include:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Emotional health
- Financial well-being
- Social wellness
- Intellectual well-being
- Spiritual health
- Vocational well-being
- Environmental wellness
Included in the work of personal business growth and development is the evaluation or assessment of your current traits or skills, refinement of your work goals, achievement of your responsibilities and tasks, your aspirations, and the strategies and habits that help you maximise your potential and reach your aims in life.
The activities that are included under this umbrella term are varied and include everything from improving your self-awareness, to increasing your vocational skills, to enhancing your relationships with others, and gaining reward such as recognition and promotion.
So, in a nutshell, personal business development and growth are the things you do as an adult that allow you to keep learning and growing throughout your working life, and that helps you to realise your dreams.
After all, we are not the “finished article” after childhood, and this category of activities represents all the ways that we as humans evolve and mature throughout our lives in response to our needs and circumstances.
And that’s the reason why personal business grow and development is so important to our lives.