I want to share something that was on my mind recently. What are we doing? What are you doing? What am I doing today, in this week, in this month, in this year to really invest in ourselves, our skills, our experiences, and in enriching our lives and investing in our futures? This takes deliberate, intentional thinking, and an effort and investment of time and also capital in order to do.
For example, what am I doing today, this week, this month, and this year to invest in myself, to further my career, my personal growth?. A couple of things. One, I’m finishing my graduate degree at NYU after putting it on hold for a couple of years as my businesses grew really quickly and I didn’t want to take the pedal off the gas. That’s going to be really helpful to me for a couple of different reasons, and I don’t like to start something and not finish it, so I’m really excited to be finishing that later this year.
I’m also attending two additional events that are going to be really helpful for furthering my new business that we’re launching here: this influencer business and education events training business in Nashville. And also another marketing event next week in Nashville, as well.
I also just purchased six new books on Kindle yesterday after reading an amazing article by this company that we’re working with on branding, called Brand Builders Group. Super excited about that. I regularly listen to several different podcasts in the area of self-care, self-improvement, fitness, business, and marketing.
I do all of these things for one reason. In my opinion, we’ve never really made it. We’ve never really learned it all. We have to always be a student of the world and wanting to further our knowledge, our experience, our understanding of the world around us. Find new perspectives. Travel is a big thing, too. I’m going to a couple of countries in Europe next month, three or four, to be exact, for a real estate event again, but also spending some time skiing and experiencing new cultures. I might go to Morocco, which I’ve never been to. I’m getting outside the comfort zone, like I talked about last week. We need to get outside of always working in the business and sometimes work on the business and on ourselves.
So my message to you is simple today. What are you doing today, this week, this month, this year to invest in yourself, your knowledge, your future? How are you going to push the envelope? Don’t be scared to put in time and money into these things, because that’s what’s really going to get you to the next level. It’s going to be more enriching, too. It’s going to allow you to grow and scale at a better rate. So don’t be afraid. If you’re on the fence wondering if this event that costs quite a lot is a good investment, just do it. If you’re scared about traveling to a country where you don’t know the language, just do it. Find a way around it. There’s resources. There’s abilities to do this. People do it every single day. So don’t be scared to do that. Invest in yourself and your future, and watch the dividends be paid for years upon years after that.