I am going to give you the answer that everybody is looking for.
The lucky golden ticket.
The absolute best investment you could ever make in your lifetime.
I know what you’re thinking, you’re probably asking if I’m going to recommend that you invest in Tesla, or perhaps Apple or whatever else is popping on the market.
Maybe you think I’m going to try to sell you on a course that will cost an arm and 7 legs.
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I want to talk about why this is your greatest chance at building an empire, having the life of your dreams, and ultimately, gaining wealth.
This isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, these are just facts. This is what many successful people have done in order to get to where they’re at.
Chris Reining, 39, built a seven-figure business by age 35. When asked what the best investment he ever made was, he said it had “nothing to do with stocks or real estate. It was investing in myself, and that cost little to nothing. One of the best shortcuts to wealth is making yourself more valuable, and when you invest in yourself, you become much more valuable.”
Self-made millionaire Grant Cardone, was deep in debt before building 5 businesses and a multimillion-dollar fortune, says “The best investment you will ever make is in yourself.”
Legendary investor, Warren Buffet says, “Investing in yourself is the one investment that will supersede all the others. Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t yet used.”
Those are just a few of the many successful business owners who took charge of their life, decided to practice self-improvement, invest in themselves, their lives, and grow their business and their dream life to fruition.
What’s stopping you from doing the exact same?
Is it finances?
The 3 people I mentioned are all self-made. Not to mention that there are A LOT of millionaires who are.
Is it time?
It’s never too late nor too early to become who you were destined to become.
You work a 9–5?
Daymond John, the founder of FUBU and one of Shark Tank’s celebrity judges, had a job from 10 am to 10 pm at Red Lobster. Yet he found the time to work on his fashion company between shifts and after working hours until he could afford to make the leap to focus on FUBU full time.
While selling fax machines door-to-door full time, Sara Blakely launched a side business to make hosiery. After 2 years, she finally quit her job when she knew that Spanx would be successful. And today, it is. Spanx earns over $1 billion in revenue per year.
Oh, yes. You certainly freaking can become whoever you want to be.
I want you to stop letting your potential go to waste because you don’t feel confident or ready enough. People with half your talent are making serious waves while you’re sitting on the couch waiting to feel ready.
You will never feel ready.
The next best thing?
Investing in yourself, every single day to become a better YOU.
The best thing I have ever done was to stop focusing on things that didn’t matter and start focusing on myself and my goals.
Take action. No one can build your dream life for you. You are the CEO of your life.
Every single day that goes by and you’re feeling down because you hate your job, or you hate your life, looks, appearance, mentality, whatever it is, you know deep down inside of you that you can do better, start taking the initiative to make changes.
Do better. Be better.
Make this week, this month, this year the last one that you struggle because you’re about to set some goals for yourself that will allow you to start edging towards the life of your dreams.
You already have what it takes to be something incredible.
What you need to do is start putting in the work. Start investing into yourself.
Investing into yourself can mean a variety of different things
My absolute favorite way? Reading
When is the last time you sat down and read a book, an entire book, cover to cover?
Start setting aside small amounts of time each day, whether that’s right before bed or right after waking up, where you read a chapter from a book that interests you. I prefer to take a break around 2–3 PM and read, this allows me to refresh and reassess. Find your sweet spot.
This book should be a self-help book that will inspire and motivate you to reach your fullest potential.
A few of my favorites are:
“Girl, wash your face” by Rachel Hollis
“The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield
“How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
“Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
Dedicate time to learning new skills
Listen, I never enjoyed going to school. I loathed math. Hated science, but the truth was, I just sucked at those subjects. I loved my English class and maybe if that was all I ever had to go to school for, I wouldn’t have hated learning so much.
There’s nothing stopping you from taking some online courses or getting some books or watching YouTube videos even — that will teach you something new.
Skillshare is an awesome tool that you can utilize which has thousands of educational videos, you can learn a variety of different things on there.
I recently picked up two books on learning Italian.
Self-improvement is the key to success. Invest in your knowledge, invest in yourself by learning more about what it is that interests you, learn more about your niche, or whatever it is that you love doing.
This is one of my absolute favorite quotes by Mark Cuban,
Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.
Find a mentor
This truly depends on you. Some people love running the show on their own, some people need guidance. As a leader in your field, finding a mentor or coach (or even just friends in business) can be extremely beneficial. A coach or mentor will have your best interests in mind and will be an additional set of eyes on what is and isn’t working in different aspects of your life.
Hold yourself accountable
In Rachel Hollis’s book, she writes:
“The first promises most of us break are to ourselves, one reason why is because some of us put ourselves as the third or fourth priority, and we need to be first. Always. It is worth the work to keep promises to yourself, and be a person of your word. Change your habits, keep your commitments, work though the exhaustion. You will like and respect yourself more, and so will others. If you constantly make and break promises to yourself, you’re not making promises at all. You’re talking.”
Invest in yourself by always holding yourself accountable and striving towards your goals.
You are the company that you keep, so keep it successful and positive
You are the company that you keep, so if you keep hanging around people who aren’t striving towards success, the chances of you falling off the edge grow higher.
This also relates to your mindset.
“When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts, start considering who you are surrounding yourself with and what media you are consuming. If you find yourself in a slump or feel as though you’re living in a negative space, take a good hard look at who and what you see every day,” — Rachel Hollis
So where is the $$$?
Friends, earning money requires time, effort, discipline, persistence, and most importantly, self-investment.
Follow the guidelines I listed, read the books, find someone that has the life you want and model their actions. Put in the work as they did. You are guaranteed results. They might not come according to your timetable, but they will come.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action. — Tony Robbins