"As an individual, we're all empowered to really dictate our personal development. It's up to us. In my role, I can help you create a plan, I can identify what KPIs you want to focus on [and] what action steps you need to look at. But if you're not willing to own your own plan, it's going to stifle your own growth. You can't leave development in the hands of others. That's one of my first points — you have got to own your own development plan. You do that by creating time, you invest time in yourself, you invest resources — whether it's monetary or not — that help you grow as an individual. Secondly, you have to create health habits. Your success as an individual will rise and it will also fall based on the habits you create for yourself. We are all individual reflections of our own habits and our own beliefs. Investing in yourself is the way of the future." — Ryan Koch, director of talent development at #1 Cochran Automotive on the "In the Dirt w/ASOTU" podcast.
Overheard: Individuals need to own their growth plan
Invest in yourself in order to succeed, advises the talent development director at #1 Cochran.
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