This afternoon I took the kids to a movie. On the way out 2 of the 3 kids were mucking around in this tiny school bus. I said ‘give me a go’ and when I go into it I realised…well – you get the idea – I had grown to big for the school bus.

We all grow by physical size but are you growing your intellect, your language, your attitude? I am a big believer in personal and business development growth.I have been for 25 years since I started my journey into the world of marketing, sales, service, people, personal and business development. The people I associate with are growing and developing. The most successful people on the planet are growing and developing.

Early on in my learning career – after I left school at 16 – someone said to me “in the future, you will become the same person you are today other than the material you absorb and the people you associate with”.

Some things you hear you have heard before. If it is still a good idea and it has not yet been implemented then it is still new. I was listening to someone the other day (I still devour books, audio, video, internet and other materials every day) and they said:

“As an adult, if you don’t read anything other than news and entertainment then you are no smarter than the person who can’t read”

Are you growing and developing or you groaning and moaning – your choice!