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Have you ever wondered why some people do not invest in self-development and what the consequences of those choices are? Well, you’re not alone. To ensure that you take your self-development as seriously as you should, Skipper Bar and ellesse is giving you a chance to invest in your self-development with our MONZA Mindset promotion! Wanna know more? We’ve got you. But first, let’s explore why some people never self-invest, what the consequences are in the long run, and how to strategise to ensure that you meet your self-development goals!

“If your development does not include the development of self, it is incomplete.” – Skipper Bar.

It’s long been said that self-development is a personal choice, and while countless people choose self-development, others take a little longer to invest in their self-development, with others not self-investing at all.

Here are five reasons why some people do not invest in self-development.



Seven Reasons Why People Do Not Self-Invest

  1. Sometimes understanding the importance of investing in your self-development comes years later, and sometimes not at all. For this reason, people often neglect to invest in themselves.
  2. The human ego is responsible for many lost opportunities, convincing us that we know everything and is one of the main reasons for the lack of self-development.
  3. The uncertainty of leaving behind a comfort zone kills more dreams than trying, failing, learning, and growing ever will and remains one of the biggest reasons for the lack of self-investment.
  4. Learning a new skill can, at times, be incredibly inconvenient. Because most people do not enjoy being made uncomfortable, they often do not take the time to invest in self-development.
  5. Because we live in an age of instant messaging, ready-made apps, and immediate photography, instant gratification is seemingly more attractive and prevents many people from putting in the time for self-development.

While these five reasons are only a few of the many causes why people do not invest in self-development, it is enough to cause us to reconsider our own self-development. To further encourage you, here are five personal development strategies to get you started on your self-development journey!

Five Self-Development Strategies

  1. Set Your Self-Development Goals – Setting clear career goals and objectives helps identify the benchmark for success. Setting specific, measurable, and realistic goals will help you focus on what’s important while giving you room to maximise and achieve your goals.
  2. Write It Down and Make It Plain – Commit your goals to paper or draw up a digital to-do list. Create a checklist of the goals you want to achieve, starting from the smallest to the biggest and then get to work achieving them.
  3. Start Small – Breaking down your goals into small steps allows you to better focus on accomplishing each one without any of them seeming too daunting.
  4. Improve Your Existing Skillset – When it comes to self-development, concentrating on improving your existing skillset can make all the difference. Improving your current skillset not only boosts your confidence but also makes room for new opportunities to put your improved skill to practice.
  5. Think Like A Winner – Are you afraid of failing? Failing proves that you tried, and addressing those failures with the mindset of a winner allows you to grow and learn from them. Successful people have what is referred to as a ‘growth mindset’, allowing them to conquer fears and failure one self-development investment at a time.

These five self-development strategies are but only a few that you can use to boost your self-development process.

Skipper Bar and ellesse will give you FREE access to the TAP online learning portal when you purchase ellesse Monza sneakers to better support your self-development voyage! Here’s how it works.

How To Take Advantage Of The MONZA Mindset Promotion

Purchase any ellesse Monza sneakers at a participating Skipper Bar store and get one year of FREE access to the revolutionary TAP online education portal! Enjoy instant access to over 280 courses, from life skills to advanced educational courses. Supersize your resume with TAP.

PLUS when you register for TAP on the online TAP portal, you will automatically be in line to win 1 of 20 Learnerships through the SpecCon learnership programs….

This Promotion is valid while stocks last, so make sure you get your kicks, register with your order or slip number and start learning with ellesse and Skipper Bar!

How it works

• Purchase a pair of Ellesse Monza sneakers in-store at a Skipper Bar near you.

• You will receive a registration card with a unique QR code. Scan this code to register with your Slip number, and you are in!

• All individuals who participate will be eligible for the Learnership competition. End the year as one of the top performers across as many courses as you choose, and you can win!

• Entries into the Learnership competition will close on 31 December 2023.

Terms & Conditions:

1. This competition runs from (00h00) Friday 07 April.

2. The promotion will run while stocks last up to 100 000 pairs sold.

2. The promoters are Skipper Bar (“Skipper Bar”) Group of companies, whose registered office is Aeroton Business Park, 30 O’Connor Place, Aeroton, Johannesburg, 2013, in association with Ellesse South Africa.

3. This promotion is open to all residents of the Republic of South Africa who are in possession of a valid identity document, except any person who is-

•a director, member, partner, spouse, life partner, immediate family member, employee, agent of, or consultant to the promoter or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the promoter; or

•a director, member, partner, spouse, life partner, immediate family member, employee, agent of, or consultant to the supplier of goods or services in connection with the competition.

4. By entering this competition, you agree to comply and abide by these terms and conditions.

5. QR codes can only be used once and may not be shared.

6. The promoters reserve the right to exclude any person from the promotion if suspected of promotional term abuse.