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How to slay personal development whilst on the hustle

Wednesday, 4 December 2019


Hello and welcome to my blog.
For some of us, once our parents paid for our education up to first degree level, they expect us to continue life...i.e. get a job, take care of ourselves and them too in some cases. They believe they have equipped us enough to do exploits in our career and life. In this day and age it may or may not be sufficient. while some people thrive with the barest minimum, most need extra training to make head way. This training may or may not be within the four walls of a classroom.

It could be the graduate that went to a fashion school, or the accounting graduate that needs a professional Certification like ICAN, ACCA or the School certificate holder that needs to learn a trade.

I am an advocate of continuous development because static water smells.
The only constant thing in life is change and as the world around us evolve, one also has to do the same to be able to remain in your career,business and life, you should always strive to gain more and new knowledge to improve and better your craft.

How do you manage your day job, business, side hustle (for those that have that too) with personal development and be successful at them all?

1. Always remember the why
Remind yourself of the reason why you need to take that course, training or degree everyday and it may be what will keep you going when the going gets tough.

2. Maximize your weekends
Time as a resource for self development is limited so you need to utilize the available one efficiently. That means if you have to study or attend classes or learn that skill, you may need to utilize your weekends which will eliminate some social activities but it will be worth it in the end. It may not be palatable when you are making those sacrifices but it is always worth it at the end.

3. Start early
So you have an exam or embark on a course, don't wait till the last minute to start studying....start to study from day one, if possible when the school is on break get the syllabus before resumption and start studying.It will help ease a lot of stress.....slow and steady wins the race.

4. Mingle with fellow students
Be equally yoked with your fellow scholars or trainees no matter how busy you are, they will keep you informed on those days that you can't just keep up with your studies or training because of other dissenting responsibilities.

5. Flexible the learning approach that allows for flexibility of time, place and audience.
e.g. National open university of Nigeria can serve that purpose. Studies with them is very flexible. There are also universities or schools that offer flexible study alternatives.

6. Online Studies: is the use of technology to learn. Schools like ABU Zaria offer that service and if you can afford it, there are schools abroad that offer online qualifications or training.

6. Maximize your leave days: If you have  9 to 5, I am sure you hve leave days. You may need to put taking your leve days for fun on hold so you can take that time off when there is a need for you to have time for your personal development activity

7. Research online
8. Less socials

9. Before and after work studies

10.Wake up at night
11. Fall don, rise again


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