If you’re human and have an interest in becoming the “new and improved you,” then you’re in the market for self improvement resources. You have a huge problem however, in that there are too many self improvement resources out there! Too many, with more being created each day. Alas! Do not despair-this problem is easily overcome if you answer the following question: What do you want to improve about yourself?
Answering that question is the first hurdle to overcome in your journey to revise and upgrade to “You 2.0.” No matter what you are seeking to improve, your search for self improvement resources should be jump-started as you finish this article.
Think Outside the Box: Free Articles
As you may have noticed, there is a flood of fantastic self improvement resources available in the self improvement niche. Beginning your search at the local library is an obvious first step. Another that will cost you a few keystrokes is to search the internet. Some of the best and most readily available sources can be found on sites you may not have thought to look.
Besides searching for the obvious (punching in “self improvement resources” in your search engine), there are also categories of sites that you may not immediately think to consult. One such category you may not have thought of is the free article directory. Think of this as the Associated Press, a place where authors publish their work, and where publishers find their content. The big difference on the internet version of the AP is that word “free.” There are hundreds of such directories online, available at no cost to either publisher or author, with quality authors writing on various topics.
The genius behind these directories is the motivation to publish: authors drive traffic to their own sites with links in the article body or in the by-line (commonly called a “resource box”). As self improvement remains a popular category, you will find no trouble finding resources you need in such directories.
Another great category is the internet talk radio niche. You may find similar results with a paid radio service or satellite radio service by finding the self help or self improvement stations, the idea is the same. The glaring advantage on the internet is that these stations are normally free. Simply look for “internet talk radio” in any major search engine and you’ve the world at your finger tips. Most radio stations have channels dedicated to providing self improvement resources.
Identifying your targeted areas for self improvement opens up limitless possible resources at your fingertips. You’ll find meta-sites dealing with self improvement or self help, as well as endless niche sites dedicated to your particular areas of self improvement.
The Best Self Improvement Resources: Closer Than You Think
One final word on self improvement resources, and believe me when I tell you that I have saved the best for last in this case, is simply the company you decide to keep. Mind you, you can’t pick your family. You can’t necessarily choose your co-workers in many cases.
You can, however, be deliberate about:
…with whom you spend your off-hours.
…searching for those successfully applying the principles you are seeking to emulate.
…searching out healthy relationships with people who will pull you toward your goals.
…searching out mentors who can teach, guide and hold you accountable.
It is an ancient wisdom that had developed the first apprenticeship programs, and this unshakable truth applies in spades when you are searching for self improvement resources. People and relationships remain the best resource to continue your personal development and attain your goals. If you have unhealthy relationships with people who inspire the worst in you, or who hold you back from changing the negative habits you may have in common with them, you are setting yourself up for regress. If you want the best self improvement techniques, get with people who are walking the same direction. You’ll find many who are happily willing to help anyone seeking to “upgrade” to the new and improved you.
This holds especially true for those who may have come from broken families. The best “cure” is to find and create a positive sense of community and society in which real growth can take place. Invest time in evaluating your current community. Is the company you usually keep building you up, or are you able to build them up as they seek to improve themselves? If you are serious about finding self improvement resources, creating or discovering a new “family” of fellow-travelers should hover at the top of your to-do list. If you are so able, investing in a life coach that targets your personal needs may be an investment you need to make.
A further point is that in order to upgrade yourself, you will need to upgrade the way you think. That will involve the elimination of negative thoughts and creating positive thoughts. How do you do that? Simple! You check out a complimentary online video that I have provided on the link below.
Use the data in this video and you will soon become more powerful and confident in life. A whole new world of opportunity will be opened up to you.