The most overlooked asset
The secret to investing that most people miss is they overlook one of the most valuable assets, which is their own self! So how do you invest in yourself? The first step is taking the time to figure out what your ideal life looks like: spiritually, financially, occupationally, and otherwise. This will then allow you to create an investment, and financial plan to complement both your long-term and short-term objectives. Once you know what you really want, you are now in a much better position to create a financial blueprint by design rather than one by default. In other words, you‘ll know what you‘re doing and why. That can make all the difference in the world!
There are many different ways to invest in one’s self. A lot of people get stuck in investing ruts. They think that investing means mutual funds, or purchasing ―hot‖ stocks. But there are many legitimate traditional and nontraditional ways to invest. Different investment vehicles can be smart ways to invest, depending on where you‘re at in life, and what objectives you have. Every investment vehicle has its positives and negatives, but the point is that there is more than one way to invest, and many overlook one of the most obvious investment opportunities: Developing your own capacity to create real value in the world, in turn leads to financial prosperity. It is not so much that investment products are good or bad, it is whether they meet the objective or not. What you want is a plan that is not based on limits, but on the limitless possibilities of your own unique potential.
Invest in your own life, first!
There is more to wealth than just money. Real prosperity involves your health, your spirituality, your relationships and your overall emotional/mental wellbeing. People don‘t live compartmentalized lives.
Every aspect of life will naturally affect each other, including financially. If you want more money, realize that investing in yourself is likely to increase your wealth and happiness more than investing in someone else, or in some other company. Think about it. You‘re smart.
You have passions and ideas. Why can‘t you make a lot of money doing what you want to do? Many people do, and there’s no reason why you can’t too.
So how do you invest in yourself? One way is to identify your own natural passions, abilities, and talents, and then bringing them to the marketplace. That doesn‘t mean that you have to own your own business or be a good salesperson. Anyone can find enjoyable ways to bring value to the marketplace, which in turn naturally creates wealth.
Investing in yourself allows you to identify and obtain a view of the possibilities. People who invest in their own ideas and talents, are inevitably richer, happier and more satisfied than people who only dare invest in others talents and capacity for productivity.
How often do we seem to be between a rock and a hard place? We seem to be pinned against the wall. All hope is lost. You are overdrawn on the checking account, the credit cards are maxed. It is a struggle to make ends meet. Or you are about to retire and the stock market collapsed, delaying your plans for years. Any number of financial circumstances can appear to be a disaster. However, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. There is always hope in Christ. He can help you no matter where you are. You just need to let go and place your trust in Him.