When anybody hears the phrase- Invest in yourself- they automatically cringe because immediately they think it is about a huge money investment. But that is furthest from the truth.
As an entrepreneur whether you are now starting out or have been in business quite a number of years, investing in your greatest capital which is yourself is an ongoing process.
It never ends. But the big misconception is that this investment has to cost us a ton of money.
Investments come in various forms. From paying for a coach to doing free online courses. The main factor to consider is to determine where are you lacking and then find the resources that can fill that gap. With little or no money, you can still invest in yourself and your business while it grows and as it grows more, then you can begin to invest financially.
One of the biggest and best investments is in your education. With free online courses and self study courses all over the internet, there is absolutely no reason for you not to be updated with the latest trends in your industry. Online sites like Udemy have a mix of paid and free courses available for students and entrepreneurs. Your community centres and Government agencies also offer many free courses in various subjects.
Invest in your time. Sounds weird right? But basically, it means taking control of how you spend your time and who you spend it with. Do you spend more time doing and reading things that are not adding to the development of your business or are you surrounding yourself with like minded individuals who are on similar paths as you are. Your time is precious. Do not squander it and then complain that the things you want to get done are not being accomplished.
Invest in your health because your health is your wealth. Having a thriving business and being constantly drained, sick and tired is not how you grow a sustainable business. Ensuring that you are well rested, nourished and strong is essential to building a great business.
Invest in your mind, by constantly reading and meditating and filling yourself with positive conversations, thoughts, words and actions. Your mind is a terrible thing to waste and as an entrepreneur it is your most powerful tool. Ensure that what you are feeding it is the right energy and the right messages to keep you focused on your goal.
Investing in your circle is part of investing in yourself. Because if you hire the best accountant, social media manager and coach, then you will thrive. An investment in others who can do some tasks better than yourself is a great investment in yourself and your business.
And finally, invest in your family. They are the reason you are doing this. For most of us, they are the reason we got into business in the first place. To create a legacy and a fortune so that they along with yourself can live a life that you love.
Be purposeful in your investment because the sooner you decided to take action, the sooner you will see the results of your investment.
And if you are still unsure of where to start, then book a FREE 30 minute discovery call with me today and let’s get you to invest in the best things for your business right now