Invest in yourself: Add value to you
Your investing helps your ability to teach others. You can share what you learn and bring value to others. You become an expert in your “tribe.”
3. Investing in yourself helps your career
When you invest in yourself it helps your career in two significant ways. It increases your value to your employer because your skillset grows. Maybe more importantly, it increases your earning potential over your peers, who only receive the company funded training. This translates into you becoming a more valuable asset and deserving of increased responsibility, resulting in increases in job titles and compensation.
4. Investing in yourself helps your business
Should you choose, or be forced, to become an entrepreneur, the asset that is your talent is transferrable. When you invest in yourself, your understanding of your corporate business environment improves. You are better positioned to run your own business. You not only know what you know, but more important, you know more of what you don’t know and will have the mindset to hire people to help you, rather than try to carry the entire load yourself. You will see hiring help as an investment, not an expense. Your breadth of knowledge will help you develop new ideas for your business and will increase your chances of financial success.
Bob realized that, had he not been trying to get better on the cheap, his career might very well have advanced more like Karl’s. With another 20 years left in his career, he vowed to see personal training as an investment in himself, rather than as an expense.
Invest in yourself; Add Value to You
Learning doesn't stop with your formal education. Continue to read, take classes and invest in your talents. Your talent is your best asset. It is portable and it can't be taxed or confiscated.
Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make.
Walt Grassl conquered his crippling fear of public speaking at the age of 50, and through his Internet radio show, “Stand Up and Speak Up,” he is determined to help others do the same. Walt’s accomplishments include success in Toastmasters International speech contests, performing standup comedy at the Hollywood Improv and the Flamingo in Las Vegas. He is also the author of the book “Stand Up and Speak Up”. For more information on Walt Grassl, visit WaltGrassl.com/.