How To Create A Personal Development Plan: Improving Self Esteem

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2014 is the year for change. It's time to create a personal development plan and improve your self esteem. It's the beginning of a fresh start and you're no longer the person you were yesterday.

The exciting thing about starting a new year afresh is the fact that you have an excuse to re-invent yourself and become the person you've longed to be. Now is the time.


So what is a Personal Development Plan?


A personal development plan (It has also been shortened to be a PDP or an IDP – Individual Development Plan) is basically a call to action, a written plan to develop new goals and aspirations.

Goals can be for personal relationships, career, work, education, self esteem; in fact whatever it is you want to look at and improve within your life.

PDP's are often used in business with empolyees to make sure they are happy and working towards their targets.

It's interesting though how often in our personal lives, we don't make any plans what so ever, and hope and pray that everything will turn out the best for us.

It doesn't have to be this way any longer. Make a start and begin to write up your own PDP.


How Do I Create My Personal Development Plan?















1. Firstly, think about what exactly you want tobe improved in your life.

What would you like to change? If there are a few things you would like to change, you may want to break it down further into groups of items.

For instance you might have one list is for improvement in self esteem, another is for a healthy body and yet how to create a personal development plananother one may be work related.

Let's go with the improved self-esteem as an example.

You begin by writing "Self Esteem Plan" on one page and underneath add your resource list – what you're going to need to make this improvement. an example might be:

A. Find books on self esteem

B. Find great affirmations to use to promote a healthy self esteem

C. Support person to help me through tough times.

Whatever it is you might need to help you with your esteem, write it down in this list.

2. Next, mark it in the calendar as to when you will begin to work on these ideas. For example;

Wednesday 3-4pm Read books on self esteem

Friday 6pm – 7pm – Practise my affirmations

Monday – 12pm – 1pm  – Go out with friend for lunch

No matter how trivial this sounds, write it down. It's all a part of the larger plan.

3. Keep A Journal Of How You're Goals Are Going

A really important step is to start a journal and write in it each and every day. Try not to skip one entry.

This is not only  a great idea to look back later and see how far you've come, it's also a place where you can speak safely about your fears.

Write in this journal like no one is watching and will read it. This is your space and your notes. Don't foget to express how you feel as well.

4. Take Action

Write down the steps you will need to take to reach your goals.

For instance, you may want to write down that you will be going out 3 times per week to the gym. Who are you going with? How will you get there? How long will you stay and what will you do?

Write down these in an ACTION PLAN. So you can be sure of what you are going to do and how you are going to do it.


Time To Celebrate!

5. Celebrate Success

how to improving self esteemEach time you work towards a goal, celebrate it! Give yourself a reward. Take yourself out for a treat.

Go and visit a friend. Do whatever it takes to reward yourself.

Rewards are important. This is a part of the plan to get you where you want to be. Reward times are fun times for you!


Want Your Own Personal Trainer To Keep You On Track Of Your Goals?

Here is one software program that is ideal for your personal development goals. How do I know? I've got one and use it often.

It's called MindZoom and is a great affirmation software program that you can use on your computer to help you achieve whatever it is you want to achieve. And it is all done subliminally!

That's right, you use a software program that you can adjust and set as you would like to play subliminal affirmations to help you with all aspects of PDP's such as weight loss, give up smoking, self-esteem, relationships and more.

Whatever it is you want to achieve, this software program can be like your "buddy" to help you get there faster. 

It is $47.00 (at the time of writing this article) and comes with a full money back guarantee too. If it does not do what you would like, simply write to the creators for a money back guarantee! That easy!

Please note that if you do purchase this program, I will be given a small commission fee.

This only helps me to keep researching my work and to be able to offer free recordings each month on my site. I only promote products that I have and that I BELIEVE IN. Otherwise I won't promote them at all.




Not only will you now be able to create a personal development plan, but you will be improving your self esteem as well. Go for it!

More on subliminal messaging can be found here too.

Do Subliminal Messages Work?

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In this article I'll give you a run down on subliminal messaging, the history, science and even some information on how you can build your very own subliminal messages through a software program called MindZoom.

History Of The Subliminal Message

Subliminal messages first hit the USA big time during the mid 1950's when a researcher/marketer by the name of James Vicary put subliminal messages to trial via the big movie screen in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Using a special instrument called a tachistoscope, this device would flash images on the movie screen that could only be recognised by the subconscious mind.

Over a six week period over 45,000 patrons were flashed subliminal messages that went straight to the subconscious mind of subliminal affirmationsthe theatergoer. The messages were "Hungry? Eat Popcorn" & "Drink CocaCola."

The results of this test were astounding! During that time the tests were run, the sales of popcorn rose to 57.7% and Coca Cola sales rose 18.1%. This was no fairytale. Subliminal Messages worked!

Experiments continued in the 50's which led to subliminal messages being placed in print and media content. In the 60's more experiments took place on how subliminal messages can effect human behavior. 

After these experiments, researches had no doubt that this type of messaging (where the user was completely unaware of the stimulus) does and can influence the behavior of others.

In 1992, a group of researchers from the University of California studied and tested more than 350 subliminal science media articles on the topic, and they found no convincing evidence that subliminal messages do in fact influence purchasing powers. 

There is still to this day debate in regards to the powers of subliminal messaging, however,  many marketing companies still claim to use it – and with positive results.

Scientists and researchers  in  the UK also have released studies that confirm that the mind does register subliminal images – even if the person subjected to the image was not consciously aware of them.

Dr Bahrami, from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience states "If there is 'spare capacity', in terms of attention, the brain will allocate that resource to subliminal activity."

The Science  & Workings Behind Subliminal Messages

Basically, the science is based on the fact that a message is presented to the listener (or viewer) under the threshold of hearing  consciousness. Sometimes the sound might be masked with a 'white noise' effect or ocean sounds etc.

But the point is, once this masking sound is taken away, you should be left with a clear sound of the subliminal affirmation or message.

how do subliminal messages really workSubliminal messages can be ideal to re-program negative thought patterns, beliefs and attitudes f that have been built up over the years.

Many people who cannot accomplish their goals like to blame external events or people that have hindered them from achieving.

I would say we must begin to take a  serious look at our own thought patterns and what we may subconsciously be doing to stop us from achieving our very own dreams. 

There is a saying "We are a product of our own thinking." There is so much truth in this. Over the years we've had major influences to mold our brains  (or re-wire our minds) to think a certain way. The input has been from teachers, media, parents, society,  friends, work colleagues and even our families.

These patterns or ways of being have sunk deep into our subconscious and the only way to change these is through reaching the subconscious mind once more. This you could say is where the root of the problem lies. This is where subliminal affirmations can come into play.

Where Can I get Subliminal Messages from?

If you are ready to take a leap of faith and change your life once and for all with positive, life chaning subliminal affirmations, then a program such as MindZoom subliminal messagingor Subliminal MP3's may be for you.

MindZoom is a software program where not only can you use the thousands of positive subliminal affirmations that are flashed up on your PC screen, you can also create and add your very own subliminal affirmations yourself to a recording.

And the great thing is with this program, is that it has a text to speech recorder – so you won't even have to record your own voice (Many feel uncomfortable recording their own voices)

MindZoom has been used world-wide by thousands of people and some have had success in using it for weight loss, fitness, confidence, sleep, quitting smoking, stress and more.

Mind Zoom even comes with an 8 week guarantee.

If you're unhappy with the results after 8 weeks, you simply write to the producers of the program and they will give you your money back. (All sales are made through click bank which guarantees your safety!) For $47.00, it's a small price to pay for a complete change of mindset and lifestyle.


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Subliminal MP3's

Subliminal MP3's are pre-made recordings selling around the $15.00 mark for each recording. Again, these guys have recordings for virtually any subliminal message you hope to find.




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