The most important investment you can make personally and professionally is an investment in yourself! To be successful in any facet of your life, it is crucial to invest in it, for you, your education and your future. Self investment and development doesn't always have to be an expensive exercise.
Here are our Top 3 Ways to Invest in Yourself
(without spending a bucket load of cash)
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Reading books and blogs is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to invest in yourself, your education and your future. We live in an age of technology where we can access millions of books, blogs and news articles instantly with just the touch of a button. Our smart devices are portable libraries kept in our pockets or bags ready to retrieve any information we may need or want at any time.If you struggle to sit down and read there are other options available such as audio books or podcasts. There is no excuse to not be constantly learning and self-educating. Having access to these readily available resources is a powerful tool that we need to utilise as much as possible.
Our Favourite Books
2. Set Goals
Learning to set goals will give you vision and motivation. Setting goals will help focus your knowledge and organize your time and resources so that you can make the most of your personal and professional life. By setting and sticking to goals you will create a direction and destination for yourself. The satisfaction of completing your goals may even be better than the outcome itself. At the beinc. head office, we have many ways that we set goals and targets for ourselves personally and professionally.
Our favourite and probably most utilised tools are our Non-Negotiable List and Broken List. These lists are easy ways to keep our goals, tasks and priorities at the forefront of our minds. Investing time in setting your own goals and focusing on achieving them will be the greatest ROI you will ever receive.
3. Get out of your Comfort zone
Investing in yourself means getting out of the safety of your comfort zone and doing something for yourself. Challenging yourself is an important part of growth. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy like sky diving or public speaking (to begin with…) but something that will help you acquire new skills and build your confidence. People who stay in their comfort zones tend to become complacent and stagnant, breaking away from that safety will enable you to be more confident to reach the next level in your professional and personal life. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie