“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”― Warren Buffett
INVESTING means different things to different people.
For some, it means the stock market.
For others, its real estate.
There is one INVESTMENT that gets overlooked.
This investment generates the highest RETURNS and has the least amount of RISK:
When I started in SALES I knew I had to level up or I wasn’t going to last long.
So I started attending SALES seminars.
The first one I attended was a game changer.
The conference had amazing speakers:
It was awesome.
But an author named Brian Tracy was the one who changed my MINDSET.
Tracy told the group that the THE BEST INVESTMENT a person could make is in THEMSELVES.
He challenged the audience to invest a portion of their annual income on their continuing education & personal development.
Tracy said INVESTING IN YOURSELF would return exponentially more than any stock or real estate holding ever could.
The 20 something version of me was SOLD.
It’s a PHILOSOPHY I live by to this day.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEST INVESTMENT:
INVEST IN YOUR CAREER
Jim Rohn said, “Income seldom exceeds personal development.”
In every field there are THOUGHT LEADERS.
There were REMARKABLE people that came before us.
They established best practices.
Our goal is to make original mistakes, not the same ones they did:
- Read their BOOKS.
- Attend their SEMINARS.
- Take their ONLINE COURSES.
This INVESTMENT alone will separate you from the masses.
INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH
Thomas Sowell wrote, “There are no decisions, only trade offs.”
One thing we don’t want to trade for anything is our HEALTH.
No amount of money or recognition is worth it.
We have to INVEST a portion of each day to:
- Healthy Eating.
- Good Sleep.
We all have the same amount of time.
We just have to decide that being HEALTHY is a PRIORITY.
INVEST IN A HOBBY
Nothing centers us and clears our mind like a fulfilling hobby.
For me, its Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
BJJ delivers an unbelievable workout.
It keeps me humble and focused.
Jiu Jitsu has introduced me to an amazing group of people.
It even gave me a new ACL.
Like Robert Arnott said, “Investing in what is comfortable is rarely profitable.”
Find a hobby you love.
It will pay lifetime DIVIDENDS.
INVEST IN RELATIONSHIPS
With the exception of just one person, the entire world is about everyone else.
Make it a priority to invest the TIME and ENERGY into the special people in your life.
There are times when we need to HEDGE our bets.
Investing in yourself is NOT one of them.
Time to go all in…
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Another gem of wisdom Joe!