Episode 94 – Can You Do Too Much Personal Development?

In today’s video, I talk about whether you can have too much personal development or not.

As I explain in the video, if it’s too one-sided, you can.

Enjoy the video.

In the video, I mention another video I did recently on how to get the most out of personal development materials, which you can see here.

Hope you get lots of value and also feel free to check it out on YouTube here as well.

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Video Transcription

Can you have too much personal development?Hi guys, welcome to another episode of Driving With Nick Pratt. In this training video, I am going to discuss personal development and more specifically, can you have too much of it? I think you’ll be interested in my response.

So, can you have too much personal development? That’s what I want to discuss today. I think you’ll be quite interested to hear about this.

The short answer to this is “kind of.” Yes, you can have too much personal development. But I really want to dig a bit deeper into what I mean about that.

First of all, personal development to me is important, but it’s essentially developing my skills, my mindset and motivation.

Notice I mention skills, as well as the mindset and motivation. When you’re working on meditation, focusing on you “why” and what your value are, that’s your mindset. That is your inner game as it’s often referred to.

Obviously, that stuff is really important, but the other side of things in personal development is developing your skills. This could be in sales, lead generation, traffic, general business skills – that is also a form of personal development because you’re developing yourself and your skills.

The problem I see with a lot of people out there is that they do a lot of work on their inner game, but they completely forget about the actual tactics and skills that make the money.

Can you have too much personal development?The point is, these are core business skills that you absolutely need to be working on. Without these, you don’t get paid.

I’ve done other videos recently talking about this, and I did a video recently talking about how to get the most out of training courses (which you can see here LINK) but the key thing is, don’t be one of those people who is just a personal development junkie in the sense that they just do a lot of stuff on your inner game, but they don’t actually want to do any of the nitty-gritty stuff.

Similarly, you don’t want to be one of these people who is just doing the nitty-gritty stuff like lead generation, SEO and PPC. You don’t want to be one of those people who aren’t focused on their inner game, their values and their “why.”

You want both sides of the equation. I do see lots and lots of people who do tend to focus on the inner game, but they don’t focus on the specific skills.

As for myself, I love geeking out on stuff like sales strategies, conversion tactics, SEO back linking, ranking YouTube videos, ranking blog posts, pay per click, sales funnels, landing pages. I absolutely love geeking out on all that stuff. I also love inner motivation, you’re whole inner game, all of that stuff. I think you need both sides of it, and I do give equal attention to both sides.

The answer is yes, you can have too much personal development if it’s one-sided like that. The point is, you do have to be taking action. You need to have it as a process, but you need to be implementing stuff. If you’re reading a book, you need to be taking notes to implement the tips, not just reading the book for a quick fix.

Focus on your inner game, focus on learning new skills through books and audio books, then go out and implement.

About the author

Nick Pratt

I earn a full time income from the Internet and my passion is to teach other regular ordinary people to do the same!