It’s not real estate. It’s not mutual funds. It’s not even Google stocks! The best investment you can ever have is yourself. It’s the only thing that really matters in the long run. 😀
Commit Healthy Mistakes
My mom always told me and my siblings that we should commit all our mistakes as early as possible. It is a great principle to live by. The fact is it is very healthy to make mistakes, just as long as it impacts you in a way you will forever learn from the experience.
Read Great and Helpful Books
I didn’t always love reading. Back in elementary, I was just like any other ordinary kid who loved playing more than reading. But I learned to love it after reading the The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. Believe me, it changed me forever.
I can’t see anybody being successful without reading books. It’s not just the book, it’s the principle when reading the book. It’s the thirst for improvement, the drive to learn new things and empowering oneself.
I highly recommend reading these books, these are some of my favorites and the books that have made an impact to me.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad
- Who Moved My Cheese?
I’ve read every book below except the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People since I read the The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens.
Hone Your Talents and Skills
We are simple gifted with extraordinary talents that we sometimes take for granted. It doesn’t necessarily mean being able to play basketball like Michael Jordan or golf like Tiger Woods. It could be simpler than that.
- Enroll in a short culinary course and expand your cooking recipes.
- Apprentice in a filming studio and enhance your camera angles and video editing skills.
- Take free tutorials online and practice your programming skills.
- Work part-time for a fast food chain to learn the what and the hows in running your own restaurant business.
- Take acting and modeling workshops to further push your modeling career.
- The possibilities are endless.
Hone your talents and skills, don’t be afraid to try them out. Ive actually done several things on that list, and believe me it was worth it.
I worked part-time in McDonalds during my first year in college, the pay can’t compare to what I’m earning with my web development business but the lessons and experiences I gained are priceless!
I even got to represent my McDonalds family during the Mad Dash competition. It was truly an unforgettable experience.
Build Your Credentials!
I cannot add more weight in the importance of building your credentials. I believe school and diplomas don’t make a person successful, but it could really make it a whole lot easier for him! Say you’re hiring a person, like it or not, his educational level and name of his school institution is a big factor.
Although in our new generation, many big businessmen have dropped out of school so it’s not only about school. It’s among many other things. Like what accomplishments have you done, what projects have you been dealing with and who are the people you have associated yourself with.
But whether you like it or not, you need to have very good credentials before people will start listening to you.
Eat Healthy with Vegetables and Fruits
The best investment is indeed yourself, which also includes your body. Listen to your mom, vegetables and fruits are both tasty and healthy. Their good for you and you know it. 😀
Exercise by Jogging or Hitting the Gym
The great thing about our body is even though our minds are all stressed out from doing paperwork, the body isn’t. It’s actually refreshing for me when I hit the gym after long hours of work.
Not only do you feel good because you exercise, you also gain a lot of confidence when you look fit and healthy.
Creating Balance in Your Life
There should always be balance. In everything we do, we cannot rely on one big thing it’s the many little things that counts. Do you agree? What other things have you been concentrating in your life?
I hope you enjoyed and learned something from my post.