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The Personal Business Plan: A Blueprint for Running Your Life by Stephen Bruyant-Langer

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Introduction What Can I Use The Personal Business Plan For?

Take a chance

while you still got the choice

AC/DC

Life has taught me that you need an overarching life ambition in order to succeed. You need to remain learning agile in order to be able to reinvent yourself. And you need to have the courage to commit yourself in order to be happy.

Throughout my career as a headhunter I have had the privilege of interviewing and coaching thousands of outstanding leaders. These trustful dialogues with resourceful leaders have taught me a great deal about success in business and success in life. I would like to share some of the key findings to help you identify the personal and career paths which will make you successful.

My approach to both personal and professional life is that if you can dream it, you can do it. But in the necessary soul-searching process you must be ready to look the monster in the eye: The monster in this case being the sum of your self-limitations. Throughout your life you have constructed a truth about who you are; this truth limits you in the exploration and utilization of new experiences that could disrupt this idea. In turn, this self-imposed limitation means that you stop learning. There is no Truth with a capital T.

In your professional life it is important to know your adversary and to recognize that sometimes you can be your own “worst enemy”. You need to liberate and enable yourself, and become Pinocchio with no strings to tie you down. You need not ...

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