3 Ways To Invest In Yourself
The World Only Cares About What You Can Do For It
Why You Want To Bet On You
Before we figure out what to do, it is important to understand why we should do it. There are plenty of posts out there that paint these vague and vanilla reasons as to why it is important that you "believe in yourself"; this isn't one of them. Let's cut to the chase: Why should you bet on you? Because who else can you really depend on. You can never leave yourself so take the responsibility to invest in your prize horse. As with anything else in life, if it is important to you, you'll make time for and prioritize it! At the end of the day, you've got to give to yourself before helping anyone else. The definition of an investment is something worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future. Are you prepared for your return on investment? Is it worth much? What value do you bring to others? It's time to update your framework; because the world only cares about what you can do for it.
Positive Distraction of The Week
Venture, acquire, capitalize; on your personal brand. Think this week about ways you can incorporate these ideas toward self-investment. We've got to be able to put on our own oxygen masks before helping anyone else. Think about who you'd like to see yourself become and evolve into. Often there is disconnect between what you say is important to you and what is actually important to you. Focus on your bucket list of things to do, start making healthy and positive habits toward these goals, change your approach, and get to work.
1. DEVELOP: your gifts and talents. Invest in yourself by learning a new skill that can benefit you either personally or professionally. Attend workshops and seminars, webinars and network; get a coach or mentor if you need to. Develop your skills and strategies to begin believing in your personal brand- if you wouldn't buy from you why would someone else? Generate experiences and invest in your self-worth. Make a list of traits, skills, and attainable, measurable objectives and then attack them.
2. READ: everything you can. This sounds easy enough, but reading even a skim of new information about something new or different each day can enhance your perspective and view ultimately impacting your thoughts and behavior. Reading makes us more human, as it adds depth and context to our lives. Build your knowledge and gain expertise; educational growth for the win.
3. DECIDE: what you're going to do. To be happy, to go that other way, to leave the friends that no longer serve you, to eat healthier, to get more rest, to spend more wisely. You already know what you should be doing, so do it; get intentional. Listening to your intuition and honoring the decisions you make are ways to build your confidence and continue to invest in the decisions that directly impact your performance.
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