The Power of Investing in Yourself
Whether you are in business or not, investing in yourself can be a very powerful thing. The word invest can mean many different things. The first thing that may come to mind when you think of investing might be money. That is not always the case. Your best investment will be your time and efforts in yourself. That’s priceless. You are your greatest investment.
- Acquire Intelligence and Knowledge
To have power, you need to be knowledgeable and that starts with investing in yourself. Traditional education is one way to gain knowledge. Getting out in the real world is another. If you want to be successful, you need to know education is an ongoing process no matter your career choice. Start learning more about what interests you and apply it to real life to gain experience and expand your intelligence. There are many programs out there to help you further your knowledge that cost nothing but your time. Put time into your greatest investment, yourself.
- Gain Self-Confidence
Being self-confident is more than knowing you got a good test score. It’s you know you can chase after your dream achieving success one way or another. Not taking no for an answer. You know you can do it because you taught yourself. You’re capable of achieving any goal or dream you set your mind too.
- Increase Self-Worth
Investing in yourself will increase your self-worth. Spending time to learn and take on new experiences shows your motivation to grow. Your most valuable asset will be your knowledge and no one can take that away from you. Own your knowledge you expand on and make it expensive. Watch your value increase with every skill you became an expert in.
“Knowledge is power and you need power in this world. You need as many advantages as you can get.”
To acquire intelligence, knowledge, gain self-confidence, and increase self-worth, there are a few simple things to take action on. Investing in something takes time, especially when it comes to setting aside time for yourself. If you work towards these simple things, your power will automatically increase.
HOW to Start Investing in Yourself
- Sign Up for Webinars
Check your email and sign up for that FREE webinar. Webinars can be so powerful and they don’t last much longer than an hour. A lot of webinars give you the flexibility of choosing the time that works for you to attend. Believe it or not, they are fun! The entrepreneurs that hold the online conferences are energetic and want to see you grow. Most of them provide a live chat area so you can ask questions and get involved as they are speaking. At the end of the conferences, the speaker will try and sell you on their services, but at a discount. Do not feel obligated to purchase anything unless intended. You will have taken enough information away that completing a purchase won’t be necessary.
Start reading books. If you have the entrepreneur mindset, check out the book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Here you will read about the well-educated man who became an employee and the other man who didn’t attend tradition education becoming a successful entrepreneur from “street smarts.” Learn from those who already failed and achieved massive success. If you’re not much of a person who reads books, then surf the web. Google is a powerful FREE resource that gives you the luxury to search and learn about whoever and whatever you want. Start somewhere and read about the #1 millennial speaker and researcher, Jason Dorsey. Take advantage of it.
- LinkedIn Learning (Lynda)
One of the most powerful learning resources you will ever invest in is Lynda. Whether you have many years of experience under you or very little, Lynda from LinkedIn can be a good place to start investing in your skills. You have the luxury to pick whether you want to take an individual course or a learning path. When you’re finished with a learning path, you add it to your LinkedIn profile. You are given the option to download a certificate of completion and then sharing it to your feed. Adding the courses to your profile will benefit you when employers search for recruiters.
- Write it Down
Do you have a task(s) to complete this week? Write it down. Did you come across a good quote? Write it down. Do you have a goal you want to achieve, or did not reach this month? Write it down. You get the point. Don’t underestimate the power of writing something down. Not only do you get a good look at what your day/week/month will look like, but it will be out of your head. No more thinking about what it was you were going to do today. Take time out of your day to evaluate everything you wrote down, organize your thoughts, and clear your mind. You might be surprised as to how much you accomplish in a day/week/month. This is just a small way to invest your time in yourself that will pay off at the end of the week.
When you start investing your time into the above information, you will see a great return. Knowledge is power and no one can take that away from you. It’s time to start investing in YOU.
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