- Watching hours and hours of TV
- Play mind-numbing video games
- Education to get a college degree in something that doesn’t help our career
- The Stock Market (Can be another form of gambling to a point!)
- Drinking to excess
There are many things we invest in over our lives and I’m not trying to knock any of the things I mentioned about, but many of those activities, if spent a lot of time on can really make your life miserable and get us into a lot of financial problems and debt.
What does it mean to INVEST IN YOURSELF?
Here is what I think…
“Investing in yourself means you take the time and money to better the things that will make you a happier, wiser and more financial independent person.”
Some of the things that are worth investing in yourself…
As entrepreneurs you hear the phrase mentioned, “Fire Your Boss!”
But what if you don’t want to do that? I know for the hard-core work at home types this is a foreign concept but believe it or not there are people are are perfectly happy working at their jobs and in fact it is their passion. They may have great friends they work with. They may be accomplishing great things in their field of choice that is benefiting man kind. And lastly, they just enjoy having a job and a boss.
There is NOTHING wrong with that. In fact if you think about it…if everyone in the world worked at home, we would probably stop functioning as a society. I won’t get into that because I think you can imagine what would happen.
Even though many people would never think of leaving their jobs…most people DO wish they earned more and in fact could really use a boost in their income. About 95% of all people who start a side business fall into this category.
A good friend was telling me of an experience that happened to him the other day while he was at the doctors office.
He was talking to a man in the waiting room and learned that this person loved to travel. In fact that is all he talked about. The placed he wanted to go…the luxury hotels he wanted to stay at, fin restaurants he wanted to dine at. The activities he wanted to do such as scuba diving, deep sea fishing, relaxing on the beach in exotic locations. His descriptions were very vivid and it seamed like he was really there in his mind.
As the man completed his very detailed explanation of his “Dreams” he closed the conversation with this sentence.
“But I’ll probably never get to do all that because our family is too big plus those kinds of things are expensive.”
How many times in life do we have dreams and ambitions… things we really really want in life but then we sabotage ourselves by saying things like…
Have you ever had anyone tell you that you can’t do it or you won’t make it in your new business? Maybe as a child you were told by others that you were no go or maybe that you were a failure.
Did you know that we carry these thoughts our whole life and if we dwell on them…they actually may come true?
That is why to be successful in your new business (or anything in life), you need to work on your belief system…more specifically…believing in yourself. That fact is YOU CAN DO it no matter what anyone says. Don’t let negative people change your future. Sometimes in the people we most care about are the negative ones.
See you are much better than that. Rise above the negativity and put yourself in positive situations to erase the garbage around you. One of the things that can help you the most in this is stay in DAILY ACTION in your business and work to have success.