Before we start our journey of self-development there are some ‘makings’ that we have to undertake if we are to be successful, and there are six of them:

1. Making commitments to yourself

First of all an apology: this text, and, by the way, thank you for investing in it, will not change you. Other people will not change you. Only you can change you. Others can guide, advise, train, mentor, motivate and coach; they can even hound, nag, badger, pester and threaten, but in the end it has to be you.

There is a very simple little mantra, which we repeat several times in the text, which goes:

‘If it’s going to be, then it’s down to me.’

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