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Invest In Yourself NOW… Or You’ll Regret It

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How much time and money do you currently invest in yourself?

What would your life be like today, if over the years, you invested more time and money into yourself?

Investing in yourself as in reading, learning, listening, attending seminars, hiring coaches and mentors, going through online training programs, etc…

Warren Buffet says that the best investment that you can make is not in real estate, stocks or your business… but is in YOURSELF.

When I look at my life, I’ve realized that who I am today and the success that I’ve achieved are all the result of the investments that I’ve made in myself.

The books I’ve read, the coaches I hired, the seminars I attended, the training programs I went through… these have all made me who I am today.

I truly believe that whenever you put in to yourself is what you’ll get out.

Anytime you learn anything new or stretch yourself, often times you don’t see the true value of that investment until years in the future.

For example, since I was 17 years old I was investing in myself, learning and growing.  However, I didn’t see much of an impact of all the hard work in myself at the time.  It wasn’t until later in life that I began to reap the rewards of all the books, seminars, coaches and programs I went through.

When I was 21 years old building my own business, I struggled for years.  However, all of that hard work and learning I did during those days have benefitted me in business immensely today.  And better yet, they will have a lasting impact for the rest of my life which will serve me in all of my future endeavours.

You always need to think long-term with investments, never short-term.

If you buy a book, seminar or training program – what is the impact that will have on you over the next 10 or 20 years?

I think about the long-term investment on things all the time.  I also think about the compounding effect.

Here’s a question for you:  What will your life be like if you do NOT invest in yourself?

What would you miss out on?

How much better could your life be today, if you had just invested in yourself when you knew you should have 5 or 10 years ago?

These questions always remind me the importance and value of learning.  Invest in yourself.

This last month I attended two seminars.  I went to one called Society of Protectors over 3 days.  I also went to Leadership Academy in San Diego.  I went through a $2000 internet marketing online training program. I read two books, worked with my coach, and watched a number of educational YouTube videos.

Compared to most people, I don’t really “need” to invest in myself.  I’m already fairly successful compared to the average person.  So why do I keep doing it and showing up to these seminars?  Why do I continue learning and buying online training programs?

It’s simple: it’s all about growth.

The more I learn, the more I earn.  The also better my life becomes.  My relationships improve, my happiness improves, my ability to serve others improves… EVERYTHING improves.

You always get an ROI on every investment you make, even if you don’t see it immediately.  You have to look for the long-term rewards – that is where it will benefit you the most!

In this video blog, I talk a lot more about the importance to invest in yourself.  Enjoy!

Watch the video below:

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Invest In Yourself NOW… Or You’ll Regret It
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  • Lidio Hoxha

    Hello , I am so exiting to ask you some questions smile emoticon
    First I am introducing myself. So, I am Lidio and I am 15 years old.All the questions that I am going to write below are so valuable for me and thats why i pick you to answer because there are several Online Internet Marketers but YOU ARE MY INSIPARTION.So lets start! I want to reach my financial freedom and to have a 6 or 7 figure bussines! I know a lot of Internet Marketing like Kindle , Blogs , Create an email list and sell them your Info Products, Afilliate ,Sales Funnel and lots of.But I dont have money to invest mm and my family is in bad financial situation. SO I want to help myself and my parents.So I want to make money fast should I start with Kindle first? I alsodownload the KD Suite to analyze the market in Kindle.
    Please write me an valuable message to solve my problem.I will be so glad if you answer.

    • woo

      Hey, I am also in such a situation . So please, Stefan can you give us a valuable reply.

    • Wow, congrats for being so young and already be committing to learning and making passive income! You’ll be a superstar in your 20’s and beyond. Everyone is envious of you! To answer your question: I always recommend for people to start with Kindle publishing as a way to start making money online, simply because from everything I’ve done it’s the easiest and fastest way that I’ve come across. Keep in mind, this is not a “get rich quick” scheme and it does require work and patience as well, however many of the members of my courses get results earning sales within their first month of publishing. I’d recommend to go through my popular K Money Mastery 2.0 training program here, as it’ll help you get started: http://www.kmoneymastery.com

  • Vincent Le Brun

    Hello Stefan,
    What you are saying really resonate with me today because I’m just been 24 now and I’m investing in myself since I’m 18 starting reading book on company creation, personal growth, become a member of toastmaster,plf, cvo, kern, deiss, pagan, robbins investing thousands of dollars and time on my education. I have just broke up in my girlfriend that I’ve been with for 4 years in part because I was working a lot with no tangible results for all this timeand even for me this is not easy. I would really want to think about that ?that would be very helpfull for me. Do I have been too far ? Thank you

    • Hi Vince, great job working so hard on yourself and your commitment to self-growth! I’m not sure if I understand what your question is. However, you always want to make sure you grow in all areas of your life, including your relationships, and have a great balance. Good luck!

  • auchomage

    Stefan, you scored a “bullseye”. For several years, I had embarked on self-study courses in web development with the intention of getting a job. I did the Treehouse PHP development course, I did other courses which have involved various aspects of web development. I did the courses thinking that a job would materialise, but alas no, nothing. I have doubted myself, thinking “what’s the point of all this study, mate face it it’s too late and Im too old” (I’m 48).

    OK, I’ve now joined FreeCodeCamp, which is a lot more demanding, I’ve decided to focus on javascript and the javascript mean stack. If I hadn’t of done those Treehouse courses, I would have been struggling a lot more than what I am presently. If I hadn’t been reading many books and watching many personal development videos I would have given up.

    I am heartened to hear that it’s not just me being “slow and foolish” which is the cause of no results or just slight improvements, if I maintain what I’m doing the “big wave” of success will surely follow.

    Before I was doing it and wasn’t convinced that it is the best use of my time, but still I continued, what was the alternative to remain unemployed forever? – I don’t think so. My aim is to eventually become self-employed in IT and ‘do something’ of significance in the field.

    Back to reality, I’m now working in a supermarket as a shelf-stacker. Outside of work, I’m all into personal development and am happily working my way through the FreeCodeCamp course. I decided not to make the mistake of holding out for an IT job, I’ll take whatever comes my way and work with it until I can meet my goal. I’ve joined toastmasters and attend several meetups (IT related).

    I’m very encouraged by your video, and will contintinue to follow your channel avidly.

    Can I ask a question please? Which book would you recommend for someone on low income, who wants to develop or lay the foundation for a sound financial base? I currently save 10%, I had some commitments to satisfy this month. This is my second month of working.

    Thank you very much.

    auchomage