Personal Development is Much More than Self Help
  • The takeaway from this episode is … when personal development and helping others come together you will like who you are.
  • Here’s what this will do for you … this is how you will find your true meaning for being here.
  • Here’s what I want you to do with it … this is what you must do to merge with your true potential.


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Personal development is sometimes called self-help.

So, is helping someone else also considered personal development? We would like to think so. Self-help and helping someone else has the same effect on the person helping. Whether you are improving yourself or helping someone else you are, indeed, improving yourself. Therefore, self-help is not just a singular action; it’s a shared experience. People gain just as much from helping others as they gain from helping themselves.

Self-help is also experimental to find what works and what doesn’t.

By experimenting, we mean that you should read or listen to a self-help book, go to a seminar, or join a group. Experimenting with different avenues of self-help can lead you to find what works best for you.

Loving … Self-help and improvement must be done lovingly. You should take great care to not be too hard on yourself or expect results in others too quickly. You can’t rush improvement as it is not an end result or a goal; it is a process. Being too hard on yourself or others will negatively affect the process.

Fulfillment … The results you experience should be fulfilling. You should feel good about the improvement and like what you see and feel. If you do not like the results you are getting you must go back a step or two and experiment with different kinds of self-help methods.

Healing … Your results should also be healing. Your improvement program should strive for healing, abundance, and peace in your life. These are the opposite of sickness, lack, and torment. Whatever the results may be they also need to be experiential and not something you interrupt with a bias or belief. You must experience a continued change before real improvement is implanted into your routine.

Goal … Your goal is to strive for improvement that happens unconsciously because you have found the right method, are doing it for the right reasons, and have incorporated improvement into your life’s routine. Once these routines are in place, the self-help and improvement become long-term.

You must live a life of continuous improvement in order to realize your true potential.

Lastly, the routine of self-development and improvement is perpetual. It is ongoing in your life and is an example to others who are ready.


  • For several decades people have been consumed with consuming. Many thought that improving their lives meant acquiring more things, making more money, and flaunting their success. These people now feel the need, the urge to make a difference by helping others.
  • You can never discover who you are when things and money are in the way.
  • Never justify the pain in your life. That is what keeps you stuck – running in place going nowhere.    

HOW IT WORKS: A balanced life is healing, abundant, and peaceful. But many people are sick, lacking, and tormented. What happened? People have been so far out of balance for so long and now they are realizing it. They sought what they thought was abundance. They chased money but never achieved abundance. They had money but were not at peace in their life. They had wealth but not a healing lifestyle.

The opposite of healing is sickness, the opposite of abundance is lack, and the opposite of peace is torment. The key is to focus on improving all areas equally and forget about chasing an isolated result. ~ Linda Deir