Investing In Yourself – The Key To Success
Investing in yourself is one of the most important, and smartest things you could ever do with your income.
Although there are various ways you can invest your time and money; investing in yourself can be one of the most profitable; for reasons we’ll explore in this article.
In this article, you’ll learn what investing in yourself means, why you should be investing in yourself regularly, how to start investing in yourself, and ways in which you can invest in yourself.
Investing In Yourself – The Key To Success
What Does Investing In Yourself Mean?
To fully understand what investing in yourself means, first we have to look at what defines the word invest, or investment.
As per Investopedia’s definition, an investment is the act of allocating funds to an asset, with the expectation of generating an income or profit.
Simply put – it’s putting your income or money into something that’ll give you a greater return then what you initially put in.
You as a person – can turn yourself into an asset. Showing up daily towards your personal goals and aspirations, being consistent, and investing in yourself to get there is the key to overall success.
Why Should You Be Investing In Yourself?
Investing in yourself can be one of the smartest things you can do for a number of reasons.
Let’s explore why you should be investing in yourself on a regular basis.
Your Time Is Limited
Jim Rohn; a popular motivation speaker and business trainer once famously said, “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time”.
And he couldn’t be more right.
No matter what your aspirations, we all have deadlines to achieve what we want to attain in this life.
It could be more time with family.
Perhaps it’s more income, so you can have a lot more leverage with what you can do.
It could be travel or leaving an impact.
By investing in yourself, you can learn what you need to do to make these dreams into a reality.
We’ll be looking at this in more detail shortly.
What Are Your Goals?
Many people live life taking each day as it comes.
Although there is no ‘wrong or right way’; if you wish to do more with your life and change your current situation and circumstances, then you’re going to need to make goals.
The first step you need to make before you start investing in yourself, is to understand what do you actually want to achieve in life? Is it more time? Perhaps it’s making a certain income level to give you more flexibility?
When setting your goals, it’s important to write them out in a way that’s anchored both with logic, and also emotion.
Many people set their goals out the wrong way; they keep them purely logical.
Although logic is extremely important, we need to also ensure to have an emotional connection too.
To learn how to set goals the right way, see the related article below.
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It’ll Get You To Where You Need To Be
Another important reason as to why you should be investing in yourself, is because it’ll get you to where you need to be.
For example; let’s say you’re in an occupation or you own a small business where you’re required to sell product or services.
How can investing in yourself work? There are a number of options.
First of all; do you know what you need to know about marketing? How are you going to attract clients, and what can you invest in to learn how to get there?
Perhaps you’re required to sell face to face?
It makes sense to invest in yourself by purchasing sales training, so you can learn exactly how to consistently close more clients in a non-pushy way.
Investing in yourself is a great way to bridge the gap from where you’re at, to where you need to be.
How To Start Investing In Yourself
There are a number of ways in which you can start investing in yourself.
You should start as mentioned, by understanding what it is you actually want to achieve. Before they’re put into writing, these are merely dreams.
The moment you write them out and start planning towards achieving them, you’ll start your goal setting.
This is important as it gives you a crystal-clear reality check on what you want to achieve.
The next step is asking yourself what you need to learn, and how should you proceed investing in yourself to close the gap from where you’re at, to where you need to be.
If you need marketing information, then you may need to read books to learn what you’re currently missing.
Perhaps you need online sales training to learn how to close clients in an elegant way?
What can you also do to leverage your time?
For example – if you regularly commute to work by car or public transport, what can you do to leverage that time you already need to spend? Perhaps it could mean investing in yourself by buying audio-books, or listening to podcasts around topics to up skill your current situation?
The best way to start investing in yourself, is to have clarity on what you want to achieve, writing them out for clarity, and then investing in products or services to bridge the gap from where you’re at – to where you need to be.
Ways You Can Start Investing In Yourself
There are various ways in which you can start investing in yourself.
For marketing; there are plenty of books on Amazon, or perhaps audio-books on Audible if you like to listen and learn instead.
If you want to learn how to sell more consistently, then you may be interested in online sales training.
Other ways you can start investing in yourself, is by looking after yourself both physically and mentally.
People think a diet is just what you eat; in fact, it’s also what you mentally digest.
Keep track of what news, media, and conversations you’re having, and start investing in yourself mentally by keeping away naysayers and negative media.
Furthermore; exercise equipment or some new joggers may be the first step needed in investing in yourself and your physical health. Your goals won’t mean anything is you’re not fit enough to achieve them.
Start Small & Start Now
The best time to start investing in yourself, is to start right now.
There is no better time than the present, as time is a valuable resource you’ll never get back. Even if you start small – just the simple act of investing in yourself will create consistency that you can leverage.
Think and reflect on what you want to achieve in your life.
What business do you want to create, or what do you want for both yourself and your family?
Once you’re certain in what that looks like – take the next step by investing in the most powerful asset you can invest in; by investing in yourself and your future.
Investing in yourself is probably one of the most important things you can do, because it’ll bridge the gap from where you’re currently at, to where you want to be.
The most important thing I’ve ever done is investing in my education; it has returned my investment over and over and allowed me to do things I could only dream of in the past.
Take the first step investing in yourself – even if it is something small.
Your future self will thank you.