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  • Writer's pictureBob Prentice


Making the time and finding the energy to improve one's self is, in my opinion, a very wise investment, and yet I am amazed at how many people I meet who do not fully understand the importance of personal and professional development and training for themselves. Investing one's time and money in learning is a powerful thing. We each have so much potential that could and should be tapped. I have found that investing in my continuing education is far more profitable than investing in the stock market. Gaining knowledge is one thing; however, learning the skills to think, plan, and make dreams turn into realities is another matter. This can be accomplished by taking the time to sharpen our ax. I choose not to be dull. I want to be sharp. I want to be ready at all times to cut wood-that is, to make things happen in life. I encourage everyone I meet to become someone who craves more education and hungers for learning. Taking seminars and classes, reading books and listening to CDs, talking to others, and asking a ton of questions are all ways one can sharpen their ax. You may benefit from this four-step process I often use to sharpen my ax. Keep in mind that the primary reason for improving oneself is to be more effective in getting along, uplifting, and positively contributing to others' lives.

  • Step One: I CAN! Make a list of all your skills and abilities.

  • Step Two: I AM! Make a list of all your roles and responsibilities.

  • Step Three: I HAVE! Make a list of all your assets.

  • Step Four: I WILL! Make a list of all your goals, dreams, and desires.

Apply this process in your everyday life, and you will be amazed at the results. Indeed, you will discover a definite sharpening of your ax!

If you'd like some help with sharpening your ax, call 605-450-1955!

I'm here to assist you in turning your dreams into realities!

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