Written by: Dr. Hynd Bouhia, Executive Contributor
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When I was growing up, what seemed to be the best investment you can do for yourself is to study hard and to get into the best Universities and best schools.
To be able to follow this path of excellence, investing in yourself was about getting more languages, and getting help in Math and Physics if you were going to choose to be in engineering or in a scientific field.
Then if you are really good at all of that and you can add music, sports, dance, or any other extra curriculum activity, you have created for yourself all the circumstantial power you need to have a successful professional life.
It was all clear, structured, and well-established. This way there will be no surprises and you will be able to have a great job, a good salary and afford a good quality of life.
We were programmed to navigate in the realm of predictability in business and to have clear expectations in terms of quality of life.
The start of a new era with infinite possibilities
We have started a different era, where there seem to be more opportunities created in the realm of possibilities. We see the rise of incredible and unexpected success in different types of businesses. New millionaires popping up in different areas and with different ages and levels of experience. Several success stories are shared about new paths to universal success and to become famous. It ranges from all kinds of sectors, services, and products.
The traditional way of approaching business has changed. Everyone is playing in a field where anything is possible. It takes different skills. Softer skills and deeper connection with energetics and internal alignment. This is why we see the rise of personal development.
Because in the realm of possibilities, there is no clear prevision or prediction. As an entrepreneur, a business owner, or a leader, you need to trust the process and keep on advancing and growing by staying consistent no matter what. This applies even when you don’t see evidence of anything coming your way or happening.
This means your capacity to resist through the process with a strong positive mindset will dictate the level of success you will reach within the realm of infinite possibilities. At that moment, personal development becomes essential.
Expertise and intellectual excellence are fundamental. However, understanding how to use all that knowledge will make it possible to thrive effortlessly.
This is why personal development is starting to occupy a central role in this very competitive business environment.
The rise of self-development
I came to self-development and transformation because I needed one myself. At the lowest moment in my professional career. I felt overwhelmed. I needed a guide, a new breath of freshness. And most importantly, I needed a space where I can feel safe redesigning my life, and getting the courage to carry on.
You will think that experience brings you wisdom and maturity. Of course, it does.
But you don’t see that when everything feels dark. When the wound is still so painful and the suffering feels unbearable, and when your emotional intelligence has taken a huge toll.
Investing in myself was the best thing I could have done at that moment. Because I recognized the need for external fuel. When I was looking for the courage any leader needs somewhere on the journey. That very courage cannot be found inside, it can only come from an outside source.
This is when I started studying and deepening my understanding of mindset, energetics, branding, leadership, and online businesses.
The BAL Method
I created the BAL Method, which stands for Believe Act Lead Method ¹ to become that guide, that mentor, and strategist who sets women financially free enhances their emotional intelligence; and empowers them to become great leaders by creating wealth and making an impact.
The BAL Method is a three-step process:
Step 1: Believe in your own power and all the possibilities through a deep mindset transformation and a focus on the results with a clear vision.
Step 2: Act on it by executing a strategic plan and keeping a move forward for continuous development, evolution, and growth.
Step 3: Lead yourself to greatness by mastering your communication and branding, harnessing your leadership skills, and creating a lasting impact.
This method has been used in different setups and through several programs. It has proven to be so effective through the many success stories of women who mastered it and applied it to their lives.
Just like how Maria was able to articulate her mission and create her own program for women’s empowerment. Also, Sarah was nominated as a board member before we even finished the BAL Mastermind. ² Many examples of women who saw their life improve at both the personal and the professional levels, such as Laila who went from feeling lonely and depressed to signing a new Managing Director position in a prestigious group.
Finally, by connecting the dots for women, the BAL Method helps them create wealth and make a sustainable impact around them. Today, hundreds of women have gone through extraordinary transformations within our Empowered Leaders Programs. And I am excited about whom we are becoming in the process! Personal development is a continuous journey of growth and evolution for everyone.
Dr. Hynd Bouhia, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Dr. Hynd Bouhia has cumulated more than 20 years of professional experience in high-level and leadership positions, covering investments, financial structuring, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development strategies. Hynd Bouhia was nominated by Forbes among the 100 most influential women in the world in 2008 and among the most influential women in Business in the Arab World in 2015 and honored as a member of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2018.