Investing in yourself may be the most profitable investment you ever make, and one of the best return you can have in life and in your business. If you focus your energy and your time in developing yourself personally or professionally, you will be able to give to others and people will be attracted to you in life and in your business. You need to start a habit of taking care of yourself before you take care to others. And the good news is they don’t all require money 🙂
“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” – Robin S. Sharma
Learn and give to yourself before you give others!!!
1. Develop your skills in your business and/or your personal life
You don’t need to invest in mastery education, you can if you want to but don’t need to. But you should attend seminars and workshops to expand your knowledge and skills in your business and/or personal life. Join a community that will be with you when you need it, to push you when you have doubt, and when you want some answers. This will also give you the opportunity to meet and interact with individuals who are like-minded. Powerful!!!
2. Explore your creative side and build up your confidence
Creativity helps us to grow personally and professionally and will build your confidence. However you need to implement your creativity to grow. Stimulating creativity and exploring your ideas are keys to improve your productivity, find new strategies for your business and approach/gage your everyday tasks. Creativity also teaches you how to think differently while having fun doing something different You will then find your strength and your weakness, and also what work best or what doesn’t. Speak the truth, be yourself, and you’ll build up great confidence.
3. Take care of yourself, nurture your mind and body
When you are nurturing both your mind and body, it allows you to have more energy, keep your mind active and maintain mental ability. You should read everyday books or ebooks. Could be something to help with your self-development, or for your business or even something light to just relax your mind. You can listen to Podcast, it is free and it is a great way to change your mindset ( as soon as I am finished with this blog, I am going to listen to Tony Robbins podcast, Powerful !!) Don’t waste valuable time watching too much TV !!! A good way to explore culture is to attend performances, listen music, travel and reach out to like minded people from other countries and backgrounds.
You need to take care of your body also and it is usually the part we all forget. Eat healthy at regular time, drink plenty of water, reduce caffeine 🙂 get regular exercise, take vitamins if you need , practice meditation (at least 30 min everyday), go to bed at an appropriate time. The big earners usually go to bed early and are early riser. Your appearance also is very important so make sure you take care of the outside too. And be happy and grateful! Happiness is a choice, you either focus on the positive aspects of life or the negative aspect.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
You need to forgive also because holding grudge and being angry won’t solve any problem but it will hold you back in life. Even if you have a bad day and someone is trying to get on your nerves, just breath, it is time for meditation 🙂 and you’ll see you’ll feel better after. Choose your friends wisely and get rid of toxic ones.
4. Set goals and develop a routine
Setting goals will help you to envision your future and visualize your short and long term motivation. One important way to get more productive is to develop a routine and schedule your time. Plan your day and manage every hour of your day. Put a timer beside you so you don’t spend too much time on one task and first thing first put away all the distractions. Also very important, stop delaying or postponing your actions. Procrastination won’t allow you to move forward. Challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone.
5. Invest in a coach or find a mentor
I kept it for the last because I think it is the most important value to help you develop your business and your life. A coach will assist you and guide you to put everything in place to implement your success plan. It usually is a few session or a short period of time. A good mentor is someone who will support and encourage you to reach to higher goals, to push you when needed and challenge you. Over time your mentor could be a very good friend but use caution and ask yourself if you spend time outside the mentoring relationship.
In Conclusion, investing in yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, will allow you to become the best version of yourself. When you are the best version of yourself, you will be an attraction magnet to others and your business will grow immensely!!
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