Episode 37: Part 1 - Invest in yourself and your brand - who are you, like really?
Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen
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"The best investment you can make is in yourself." -Warren Buffett
- Why It's Important to Invest in Yourself and Why You're Not Doing It. When it comes to investments, one of the best you can make is in yourself! But all too often, investing in ourselves is a low-priority item; something we think about doing someday. Why is investing in yourself so powerful? Investing in yourself, sends a powerful message to yourself and the world. The message is:
- Time and money are among the top reasons that we give for putting off things that would enrich our lives. But while it's true that you may not have a lot of extra time or money lying around, it's important to realize that often, we cite those reasons not because we really can't afford it or couldn't find time for it, but instead because we fail to recognize the real value in investing in ourselves.
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." -Jim Rohn
- Whether it's because we feel that we won't benefit enough to make the investment worthwhile, or if we're telling ourselves that we're just not worth the risk—those are tremendously sad reasons when you think about it! The fact is that we are worth it, and if we don't venture out on a limb or try new things, we'll never be able to grow as a person.
"Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self." -B. R. Ambedkar
- Investing in Yourself: Where to Start? There are plenty of ways to invest in yourself and there really is something for everyone and every budget. Here's a look at a few worthwhile investments that can produce excellent rewards:
Reading more books
Spending time in nature
Creative pursuits—Writing, sculpting, painting, drawing
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." -Ernest Hemingway
"An investment in education is an investment in our future." -David Wasinger