My mentor and now longtime friend Bryan Flanagan would always remind me that personal growth always precedes professional growth. I can still hear it as I am writing this.

It is a constant reminder to tap into my personal power. A reminder, if you will, that “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

My man Zig Ziglar (another fantastic mentor in my life) would always say you have to be before you can do and do before you can have.

Sometimes we can fail into the blame game trap. We judge things by the way things are going because of what we are doing when, in fact, the challenge lies in who we are being.

Being a lifetime learner is an excellent way of staying on top.

As the saying goes – When you’re green, you grow, and when you’re ripe, you rot!

Let’s not rot.

Here are some tips to help with your personal growth this year.

  • Be true to yourself. Don’t follow the crowd!
  • Chase your dreams and visions; they will surely bring you success.
  • Be Creative. Your imagination is the greatest gift you have been given.

Do you have a purpose? A Vision? Goals for 2021?