The Gift Designers Conference - Challenge

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WHAT'S THE POINT? Improving oneself is the #1 way to become successful. Focus on your strengths, grow your weaknesses and identify those things holding you back and you'll quickly find interpersonal growth and a level of natural success.

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Whether you have a degree or are self-taught, there are variety of skills required to be a business owner. This includes soft skills, hard skills. Learn the difference here:

What hard kills and soft skills do you need to successfully own your own company and be an expert designer? And, based on this list, which do you need to acquire?

The challenge? Work to acquire at least three of the skills you're missing before the conference next year. Share your thoughts and progress in the private TGD Group.

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Our own personal self-talk can keep us from achieving our goals. You may feel you aren't good enough in your business or you might be intimidated by the potential of success. You may be worried, concerned or fearful. Getting out of one's comfort zone isn't easy but it is possible. What emotions are you feeling that are exhilarating? What are the feelings you need to work on?

The challenge? Find the #1 emotion you know you absolutely need to conquer and design a plan to overcome. Hint: Ask for help from trusted advisors around you to help overcome an emotion.

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Someone once said, "money is the root of all evils". But quite honestly, money is the reward for hard work. You may have plenty of money, you may be struggling or somewhere in between. Having a plan of the money you need and how you're going to spend it is the first step. It doesn't matter if you're new to the business or have a successful company, we always need money. How much do you need "next" and for what? List the next 10 investments you'd like to make and how much you need for each.

The challenge? Based on the #1 item on your list, create a plan of what you're going to do to EARN the money you need for your next investment.

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