Investing in Yourself to Increase Profit
Rewards are waiting outside the usual comfort zones.
Want to gather more money to invest? You must start by consistently investing in yourself!
Some surefire profitable self-investments -- with huge monetary returns:
- Active learning
- Annual reviews
- Professional journals and magazines
- Business books, which keep you mentally fresh (like my book Ballsy -- which I guess is ballsy of me to mention here, but that would make sense because I wrote it.)
(Interesting side note: With today's challenged job market, many adults are now seeking to achieve greater job security -- and/or begin a new career -- so they are re-enrolling in college. Indeed, adult college enrollment rates are on the rise. In 2008, of the 17 million students enrolled in higher education, only 2 million were the traditional-aged 18- to 22-year-olds.)
Which brings me to another important Golden Rule:
Even if it ain't broken -- fix it!
Don't wait for problems to strike before seeking solutions for greater career success. Start right now, right where you are.
Even if you're feeling pretty good about where you are right now, it's very easy to get lulled into the lure of the comfortable familiar. But in truth, there's nothing sacred about familiar processes, familiar systems, familiar structures, familiar roles, and familiar responsibilities.
Extremely successful people don't allow themselves to become too emotionally attached to the familiar. Instead, they're always focusing on finding new ways to create extra value in the marketplace -- by seeking to improve upon the comfortable familiar.
Extremely successful people recognize that every new day is the perfect day to explore how to reconfigure their company's parts to create a better whole.
Eleanor Roosevelt said it well when she said, "Do one thing every day that scares you."
When you feel fear, get excited instead of afraid! Finding fear means you've found your growth opportunity!
Forge forward -- and you'll be forging closer to your pile of gold!
(Read more from Karen at notsalmon.com)
© Karen Salmansohn
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