As long as you live, pay attention to personal development.
I will tell you why.
Most Filipinos are more familiar with personality development than with personal development.
This is why many speakers offer personal development when they are actually talking about personality development. And there are those who request for a personality development speaker although they are looking for a personal development speaker.
This post will help you see the difference.
Personality development is about grooming yourself so that you become more distinctive. Your aim is to develop, polish, and refine your image.
This includes boosting your self-confidence, improving your ability to communicate, learning fine etiquette and manners, and talking and walking in certain ways. It is akin to personal branding.
I don’t offer personal branding, image enhancement, or personality development training. There are people who are more passionate about this than I do. You can find them here, and here, and here.
I am more passionate about personal mastery, personal excellence and being remarkable.
To explain personal development, I lifted paragraph a paragraph from Wikipedia:
Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.
Not limited to self-help, the concept involves formal and informal activities for developing others in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, life coach or mentor.
When personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organizations.
As a speaker, I am more excited about personal development. My inclination is not necessarily to distinguish myself, to get ahead, or to shine. My interest is not on image but on impact. I intend to help you create more meaning and freedom and happiness in your life.