much are you investing each day? And no, I'm
not referring to your money. Though financial
investments are important, there's an even more
important commodity you should be investing
you invest in a savings account, you can draw
on that account when necessary. Knowing the
money is there provides a sense of confidence
and security. It's just as important to invest
in yourself, so that the resources are there
to draw on when necessary. Following are some
practical ways you can invest in yourself:
need to be investing in all these areas to build
up a reserve to draw on when needed; otherwise,
you may wake up one day feeling as if you've
been hit over the head and wondering how it
happened. If you're not investing in yourself,
you may eventually reap the following consequences:
you want more money, you can arrange it with
a bank. Overdrafts are available for money,
but they are not available for your personal
life. Your bank can't help you when your family
falls apart, your employees don't feel valued,
or you suffer a nervous breakdown or get sick.
proactive about making regular deposits in your
"life bank". By preparing sufficiently,
your positive actions will build up these investments.
You'll be in a position to make a withdrawal
and still have reserves to draw on.
areas of your life do you need to invest in?
What areas of your life have you been neglecting?
Once you have identified problem areas, ask
yourself, "What will it take for me to
make positive changes?"
be afraid to ask for help if necessary. You
may want to meet regularly with a trusted friend
with whom you make yourself accountable for
the changes you need to make. Many people have
also benefited from the services of a personal
coach. Working with a coach enables you to identify
areas of your life and business that you need
to invest in and be prepared to change.
ability to prepare, adapt and change is vital
in today's business world. Being prepared and
ready for change will help you succeed. Making
the necessary investments in yourself, being
prepared and having plenty of resources to draw
on increases your ability to handle change.
happens rapidly, so don't get left behind. When
you invest in yourself, change can be embraced
rather than feared.
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