Five personal development hacks to help increase your earning capacity.


Personal transformation is a powerful tool for achieving success in business. By taking the time to focus on your personal development, you can enhance your skills, expand your mindset, and develop the confidence and resilience needed to succeed in today’s competitive business world. Jacqueline van Rooijen, Personal Transformation Coach, explores the importance of personal transformation in business and shares five personal development hacks to provide you with opportunities to earn more.

1. Develop a Growth Mindset

One of the key elements of personal development is the cultivation of a growth mindset. This means that you believe that your abilities and skills can be improved through hard work and dedication. By developing a growth mindset, you are more likely to take on new challenges, learn new skills, and push yourself beyond your comfort zone. This can lead to increased confidence and greater success in your career, which in turn can lead to higher pay and better opportunities.

2. Improve your Communication Skills

Effective communication is essential for success in any career, particularly in roles that involve sales, marketing, or management. Personal development can help you improve your communication skills, whether through reading books on the subject, attending workshops, or practising through role-playing exercises with colleagues or your partner. As you become more accomplished at communicating with others, you’ll be able to negotiate better deals, build stronger relationships with clients and colleagues, and ultimately earn more money.

3. Develop Leadership Skills

Leadership skills are highly valued in the business world, and personal development can help you cultivate these skills – yes, they can be learnt! Whether you’re a manager, an entrepreneur, or an employee looking to move up the ranks, developing strong leadership skills can help you motivate and inspire others, set clear goals, and make strategic decisions. This can lead to greater success in your career and more opportunities to earn a higher salary or take on more challenging roles.

4. Cultivate Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to one’s ability to understand and control your own emotions, as well as to empathize with and respond to the emotions of others. Developing emotional intelligence is a powerful tool as it teaches you to be more self-aware, enables you to deal with constructive criticism and learn from it, nurtures stronger relationships with colleagues and clients, further increases your ability to communicate well and to also exercise better judgement when making decisions. This can lead to greater success in your career with more opportunities to increase your income due to your enhanced interpersonal and social skills.

5. Identify and Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

Self-limiting beliefs such as “I’m not good enough” are the negative thoughts or beliefs that hold us back from achieving our full potential, ultimately due to a lack of self-confidence. Personal development can help you identify and overcome these, whether through self-reflection, journaling, or working with a coach or mentor. Self-limiting beliefs are the enemy of success and by overcoming these obstacles, you’ll be able to take on new challenges, pursue your goals with greater confidence, and ultimately boost your earning power.

“Personal development can have a profound impact on your ability to earn more money. By developing a growth mindset, improving your communication and leadership skills, cultivating emotional intelligence, and overcoming self-limiting beliefs, you’ll be better equipped to succeed in your career and achieve your financial goals, concludes Jacqui.

So, whether you’re just starting out in your career or looking to take your business to the next level, investing in your personal development is a smart strategy for boosting your earning potential.

Jacqueline van Rooijen, Personal Transformation Coach and Director at Ycagel