How to Start Investing in Yourself
Now that you understand the importance of investing in yourself, where do you start? There are so many resources and tools out there to help you. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite suggestions.
Consider a Co-Working Space
Transitioning to a coworking community can be a great investment. Being in a collaborative environment with entrepreneurial spirit oozing out can be empowering and increase your ambition. By choosing to co-locate, you can find mentors, partners, and other entrepreneurs who can bring perspectives and opportunities to the table, which can then add to your personal growth.
Take an Online Course
Is there a skill you need to learn? Or a current skill you want to elevate? Then taking an online course is the perfect solution. There are different options available from quick one-skill courses, such as Facebook Ads and email marketing, on platforms like Skillshare and StackSkills. Another option is to enroll in an online program through places such as Harvard or Stanford. Most places and platforms should allow you to earn a certificate. Even if it’s just exercising your skills or staying up-to-date on current trends, it’s a great investment.
Take Care of Your Body
Whether it’s constant meetings or a tight deadline you have to meet, it’s easy to let personal health slip from your mind. Sometimes this leads to leaning too much on the convenience of fast food, skipping workouts, and missing out on a good eight hours of sleep. If you don’t prioritize taking care of your body, unhealthy habits are sure to catch up to you. Designate time for taking care of your body and it will thank you for the investment.
Network Outside of Your Community
Join organizations and attend events outside of your regular networking opportunities. Most entrepreneurs view networking as a way to advance their businesses, but they are just as important in building personal relationships. Make a list of what interests you and narrow down which networking opportunities have the most return on your personal investment. Doing so can help increase your personal reach and capacity.