SELF DEVELOPMENT - This section will contain more of the skill development subject matter. Before proceeding in this area, one of the key things for most people is to know what their true aptitudes are, as it will point to areas of greater productivity and satisfaction. See the Websites/Services Recommended page re: The Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation.
Much of self development actually lies in developing a strong psychological and philosophical foundation for life. We have separated for areas into separate locations.
See also www.thelifeuniversity.com.
- Image, self-presentation, style - See also Life Management, Creating The Person You
Want To Be
Finishing School - "Finishing" up what your image, presentation, and behavior in a
focused and directed manner can save 1000's of hours and many mistakes or
"less than optimal" times. Do this and you'll get more out of life.
words that appeal to you and from that you are able to "see" more of what you
want, including creating a greater facility for "completing" yourself.
Physical image alone: There are many sources of "consultants" to help you in this area.
including computer imaging to try on various hairstyles.
Or search the net for salons that do it.
also a picture of what you will look like after a weight change. Interesting.
Total self-presentation/style: This deals not only with the physical presentation but also
behavior and communication skills, even etiquette. Both men and women would
benefit from this, as most have learned it unsystematically and incompletely.
Polishing this area provides one with a much more powerful impact in any situation.
Screen among the following to be sure they also can do the behavior/communication
- Improvement - This really is about "learning". See the "Learning and Thinking section under
of the most life changing, life improving things you can ever do. The return for
your time spent is immense.
This section includes more of the standard "skill building" type of things.
Learning and thinking are in the Life Management section under "Learning and
Toastmasters - Besides being a great confidence builder, the interaction of the
group teaches how to work with others and encourage them, pulus you can
develop yur skills to speak to any size group and to be quite skillful at getting
your point accross. Highly recommended.
National Speakers Association - Taking it to the next level, including professional
speaking. Go to local groups or, if you want to blow your socks off, go to a
national conference which is "electric" with incredible people who are also very