By Azugbene Solomon
“Sometimes the easiest things to do are also the hardest things not to do,” said Jim Rohan, an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.
There are so many meaningful books that you can read, podcasts to listen to, and workshops to attend to learn from. Well-known Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the very best investment you can make is one that “you can’t beat, can’t be taxed and one that not even inflation can take away from you.” Buffett advocates that “ultimately, there’s one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t used yet.”
You cannot put a price on your investment in self-development. In return, I have become a better person, a business owner, and now a mentor.
Here are some of my reasons why you should be investing in yourself:
1. Invest in a coach. A coach helps in creating and implementing your success plan, so you can become the best that you can be.
2. Never stop learning. Investing in yourself is a great way to build your self-confidence and self-worth and acquire knowledge. Read, or perhaps I should rephrase, listen to a book a week- books or audio books are an infinite resource to building knowledge and expertise in any area.
Listening to a 30-minute podcast before going to bed or when driving or when working out in the gym is a great way to make effective use of time whilst still learning.
Attend seminars and workshops to expand your knowledge and skills. It also gives you the invaluable opportunity to network with those who are like-minded. Education is more than just an investment in your career- it is an investment in your growth, awareness, and identity. Constantly learning will give you that competitive edge.
3. Invest in your health. Your health is your wealth. It is a fact that we are all more productive when we are rested, eating healthy, and working out, but how often you really take stock and notice. Working out releases natural endorphins.
4. Invest in your future. Make provisions for a rainy day. Put some money into savings– your future self will thank you.
By Azugbene Solomon