We often associate the word “investing” with our finances, however, we are our own greatest asset. So if this is true, are we valuing ourselves enough to invest and lead us to living a life we love? In this article, we explain why you should invest in yourself.
Any successful business knows the importance of investing in their real estate, human resources, intellectual property etc. to optimise their performance. As individuals, we also have the opportunity to grow our own capabilities to feel fulfilment and to help us live our best life.
Our values really drive what is important to us, so living our best life can look completely different from one person to the next. But, ultimately, enjoying the journey is the key to a happy and content life. Investing is really a conscious decision around where we spend our time and money and there is no right and wrong. It all comes down to your personal preferences, priorities and goals.
It’s important to make the distinction between areas where you can invest time versus investing money. Sometimes you may need to make a financial investment to gain skills, knowledge or access expertise to assist you to your next level goals.
Life is precious and often people find themselves being driven by social norms. Understanding what brings you joy and happiness is the perfect starting point to designing your own personal investment plan.
Investing time in learning, growing and developing is a major – it could be a game changer even. Challenging ourselves to new ways of thinking, acting and being can have huge impacts on our lives. It can help us move forward through any tricky moments in our lives.
Ways to invest in yourself
Aside from the investment of your time, the financial investment to your growth will vary greatly. It all depends on your goals and what you are hoping to achieve.
There are amazing free resources everywhere you look, with access to online training and development has exploded post Covid. There are endless options for ways to invest in yourself if you are self motivated. For a very low cost, or quite often free, there are courses, webinars, podcasts and books very easily available.
For those who enjoy a deeper dive into their learning, then a greater financial investment may hold higher value. This could include things like tailored programs or one-on-one coaching. These higher-level investments may hold higher value than something free, for the fact that there is more support. Or perhaps accountability coaching that will assist with reaching your goals or desires.
At Femme Finance, we are all about making decisions around finance, lifestyle and mindset. These decisions should be considered and bring a sense of pride, joy, empowerment and a desire for growth.
So why not pull out your notepad and make a plan to invest either time or money (or both!) to the different areas of your life. Keep you learning, growing and stimulated to live a life full of passion, purpose, joy and fulfilment.