Investing in Yourself

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Everybody is invested or investing in something, but few people are investing into themselves!

Self-Investment is the most profitable investment you ever make. It yields not only future returns, but often a current pay-off as well. The surest way to achieve a better quality life, to be successful, productive, and satisfied is to place a priority on investing in both personal and professional growth. The effort you put into consistently investing in yourself plays a large role in determining the quality of your life now and in the future.

Below are three way you can invest in yourself.

Develop your skills. Improving your skills doesn’t always mean investing in higher education. You can download eBooks of pertinent topics to your career, subscribe to current blogs, and take continued education classes.

Explore your creative side. There is a fountain of creativity within most of us that has never been tapped or certainly hasn’t been used to its highest potential. It’s time to tap into that Creativity! You’ve been inside of the box too long and the world is waiting to see what you will create when you decided to create outside of the lines. Below are some ideas that can help jump start your creativity.

  • Learn a new language
  • write something – a book, short stories, poetry, anything
  • Explore the outside world
  • Enjoy music
  • Create something tangible – paint, sculpt, make pottery, make jewelry or design your own clothes.

Nurture your mind and body. Nurturing both your mind and body allows you to have more to give now and  in the future, more energy, more knowledge, more ideas, greater strength, physical and mental endurance.

Expand your mind. Learning new things and keeping your mind active even in simple ways helps to grow and maintain your mental ability.

  • Read – anything and everything
  • Explore culture – attend performances, listen to different style of music, travel, or join an organization or group comprised of people from different backgrounds.
  • Open your mind – engage in conversations with those who disagree with you. Look at an argument and try to make a case for the opposing point of view.
  • Keep your mind active

Investing in yourself truly makes a difference in your life, your well-being, and your ability to thrive and perform to the best of your ability. The extent to which you invest in yourself, mind and body, not only shapes the way you interact with the outside world, it often reflects the opinion you have of yourself. Your future is in large part determined by your willingness and ability to invest in yourself now.

Your Greatest Investment

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Ok now lets get to business! If you are anything like me you give a lot of yourself to people, probably more than you should actually. There is nothing more rewarding in life than to see a life changed by the work of these feeble hands. The downside to that is one can get so caught up into giving to others that they loose focus of their biggest asset- SELF. Let me ask you a question – if there was no you, how many lives would be effected by your work? See therein lies the problem, if you are in any type of leadership position reading this please listen closely: YOU ARE NOT SUPERMAN! Can I go further? You can only help people at the level of your true capacity. Yes, this is true, you can ONLY help people at the level of your true capacity. So if you think you can run yourself low while simultaneously helping the people – you’re not! Well let me say it like this, you are not being as effective as you think you are.

Now I understand that all of us are very busy and don’t have the time on our slates to fit in a 7 day vacation on the islands. You can though, plan daily moments of silence where you clear your mind and distress, read a non-work related book, start a hobby that can easily fit into your routine. Anything is better than nothing.

It’s time to stop these destructive habits and understand that you are your greatest investment and if you don’t make any deposit into yourself, what you giving others has no real value.

The Matters of Money – 5 tips to saving big!

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Well it’s Hump Day! We are still talking about The Matters of Money. Today I want to share with you 5 practical tips that can save you loads of money in the long run.

  1. Combine your cable, internet and telephone service. Contact your local cable company and request to bundle all of the services that they offer into one package. At times that may mean you have to get into some kind of contract with them, but that also means that your monthly bill will be cut considerably.
  2. Buy refurbished electronics. It has been said that purchasing refurbished electronics is better because all of the kinks have been worked out and it’s more probable to last longer and operate better. To add to that, it’s much cheaper! You can save hundreds of dollars per item by purchasing refurbished.
  3. Take your lunch to work one more day a week than you do now. A lot of people spend up to $10.00 a day on buying breakfast and lunch. Commit to preparing your meals at home and carrying them to work, it can save you a lot of money in a short period of time. 
  4. Keep tires properly inflated. This saves on gas mileage!
  5. Buy generic over-the-counter medicines. Many people are skeptical of this, but the reality is-it is the same medicine, just cheaper.
These are some very practical steps to save your a great deal of money in the long run. Lets start a conversation! Post below if you want to share a practical money saving tip that works for you!