As you may know from my previous blogs, I’m a big fan of personal development. But what does it actually mean?

This article by offers a fascinating insight into personal development and what it constitutes and why it is so beneficial.

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations.

You see, most of us put on a mask to navigate through life. It’s easy to hide behind a painted-on smile and everyone thinking you’re the most positive person on the planet.

My first entry into the world of Personal Development was, when I read the book, The Secret in 2010.  As I read the book, written by Rhonda Byrne, I realised there was much to reflect on in my own behaviours and most importantly, there was a new way of thinking. One that involved being in a perpetual state of abundance, even in the worst of situations. To focus on what I wanted, not on what I did not want.

Frankly, it started to make me think about what constitutes true happiness. Maybe for some, it’s all about material wealth whilst, for others, it’s about the abundance of life itself, with or without a huge income. I believe that happiness is truly an inside job and I you want to achieve happy, personal development is the key to creating your best life.

As for myself, I knew it was all about how I felt deep inside.

When I moved to Dorset in 2014, I truly did not know who I was anymore and felt empty and fearful. Even having read The Secret, I still had a long way to go.

That’s when I attended a Tony Robbins forum in 2015, and in 2018 and 2019, I attended coaching sessions at The Landmark Forum in London. I’ve worked hard on myself and it’s not been easy, but self-reflection is an amazing thing and finding the courage to explore the inner you will reap benefits as you interact with people throughout your life.

I am happy to say that in 2020 I find myself, at long last, HAPPY. I have less than I had previously but free of the burden of ‘stuff’ including ‘mental clutter’ I feel lighter and brighter and more easily able to make rational decisions as well as interact better with my friends and family.

I understand myself which again helps me to better understand and accept others. As a Professional Declutterer it is important that I support my clients both physically and mentally as they work through their clutter to come out stronger and happier, the other side.

With love,

Tracey B
The Lifestyle Concept