Monday, December 21, 2015

How to Invest in Yourself for a Better Life.

Practicing making yourself better can be hard to do in the world we live in.  We are surrounded by a society where we are used to working for other people all day but never make any time to work for ourselves.  Many of us buy things to impress other rather than ourselves, the neighbor buys a new car, so what do we do, buy a better new car, this is called keeping up with the Jones's.  We may even do it without noticing, maybe one of your friends gets a game, so you might get the special edition version that comes with a "special" or "collectable" item just to show off and say you have it.  Do these really add any value to your life if you aren't already where you want to be in life?  No matter how much you know theres still things you can learn from others, let's start with books.
What would you say if I told you that you could have the knowledge of world leaders, billionaire business owners, spiritual leaders and many more right now?  My guess is you would want to know more about this, so I'm going to tell you.  The easiest and cheapest way to get knowledge from anyone you admire or would like to learn from is books.  Right now you have the power to go to the store and buy a book or even buy one from your computer!  Crazy world right?  You could buy a book this instant on any person or topic you want to learn from.  To name a few you can get biographies and autobiographies of the Founding Fathers, Sam Walton, (the man who founded Wal Mart) and Tony Robbins.  All these people do (or did) really big things in life and you can learn how they did what they did and how you can implement their strategies just buy spending around $20 for a book.  Thats cheaper than going out even just once a week to a nice restaurant, no I'm not saying don't treat yourself to good food once and a while, but a lot of us go out to eat everyday or multiple times a week when we could make a healthier cheaper meal for ourselves, and have more money not only to save but also to invest in ourselves.
Investing in myself for a better life by reading a biography on Jony Ive.
If you are reading this blog post chances are you've heard of youtube, this can be one of the best places for free content and if you look for something, theres a huge chance someone has made a video to help you with what you're looking for.  If your passion is skating you can look up things on how to skate, if you want to learn how to meditate theres videos for that, videos for making websites, literally anything you would want to learn you can find for free.  The only downside of things being free is we are less likely to take action.  Although we invest our most valuable resource (time) into learning on youtube many of us won't take action on what we are learning unless we pay some kind of money for a course.
In courses the instructor can go way more in depth and interact with you and other people in the course.  This is amazing because everyone can share tips, ask questions, show their success, and work as a team.  Having someone there to teach you what to do every step of the way makes it so much easier to do what you say your going to do and do it right because they have been through it and know the proven steps that work.  Putting not only time but money helps ensure your going to follow through with the program, last I heard nobody would want to just throw out their money for something they wouldn't used follow through with.

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