Schedule Your Own Development

Step 1 – Take responsibility for your development

Taking ownership of your own development is the key to success. Once you have made the decision to grow and learn you will become unstoppable.

Scheduling in time for your own development helps to keep you on track and will enable you to plan your trajectory to high performance.

During my time as a PA I would schedule 1 hour per week to work on my own development. The work I did would vary from goal setting to reading articles, but each activity I chose was because it helped me to grow in my role.

It’s easy to drop this time when you get really busy, but it’s critical you don’t.  If you’re serious about becoming high performing this is where it starts – making time to develop yourself.

Step 2 – Find some help

Once you’ve taken the decision to grow you’ll need to find some supporters; because going it alone is hard work.

A key element of my success was to work with a mentor/coach. I was fortunate that my Exec worked with a business coach who, when I approached them, offered to also provide me with coaching.

After getting the OK from my Exec, who fully supported my development, I began to meet with my coach regularly to talk through my goals, look at areas where I could really stand out and any difficulties I was facing.

Of course it’s not always easy to find someone you trust who can consistently support you in this way.  That’s why I set up The Real World PA!

If you are ready to take ownership of your development and would like to work with a coach then take a look at the coaching services available >>here<< on therealworldpa.com.

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