Fall is officially here and I am excited about this weeks theme for the simple fact of how closely it relates to me and the challenges I have for myself. This week we will be speaking on investing. No, I am not talking about your 401K or your empty brokerage account but I am talking about investing in yourself. We want to take some time and share with you some excellent tips that if you apply will change your life.
Do you know what happens when you take some to improve yourself? If you don’t know the answer this week’s theme is just for you.
In today’s social and economic environment a task like getting a job at McDonald’s has become as competitive as a one brokerage position opening at Dean Witter (Pursuit of Happyness). If you are not the best of the best it is possible you will not get hired. There are former CEO’s of companies delivering pizzas to support their families. Do you think your resume will out shine a man with a Doctorate in business administration?
Times are hard. At least that is what is being portrayed by the media. Unemployment is hovering around 10% and that is only the people who are still receiving benefits. Major corporations are doing mass layoffs of their skilled labor force and people are being forced to completely alter their skill set just to be able to survive. Well you are in luck today because this post was written just for you.
I am constantly surrounded by people who are a lot more knowledgeable than me. There are people in my circle whose intellect completely amazes me to the point where I am afraid to open my mouth because I WILL say something stupid. There are people with PhD’s, MBA’s, BA’s, ABC and DEFG’s. Oddly, in my line of work I happen to be one of the people who is doing extremely well and all I have is a wonderful high school diploma.
Now please understand that what I am sharing with you is not at all me boasting for the microscopic level of success I have. All I am trying to display is that it doesn’t take $120,000 of student loan debt to be able to excel at something.
To most people the greatest way to invest in yourself is to get an education, skill, or take singing lessons because you have the voice of a goddess. Given today’s economic conditions I will go ahead and say that going to college is an expense many people can’t afford to do on their own but there is a lot of help out there for you. I won’t bore you with the details. That is not what this post is for. I am going to give you some out of the box tips to dwell on to take you to the next level.
So, here is the simplest yet most effective way to invest in yourself.
MY HOT STOCK TIP!!!
- Library– The amount of resources that are available to you at the library are numerous and astounding. If there is anything you want to learn about, anything that sparks your interest or anything that scares you to death like computers you can get help there for FREE! They have live seminars on any possible topic from basic computer use to Photoshop tutorials to learning a different language. My favorite part about the library is they even have old college text books available for you to self study with. If you want to learn about corporate marketing and multilevel branding go pick up a book. The library in my area has DVD’s, CD’s, Audio books, computer software and everything you will need to take the first step towards becoming a more insightful you.
So, if you are in a position where you don’t know where to start and are feeling overwhelmed. I dare you to walk into your local library, grab a book on a subject or line of work you are interested in and expand your knowledge beyond what someone told you. Become a subject matter expert before you even get an interview.
What else can you use to invest in yourself?
Jermaine has some tips he will share tomorrow that will blow you away. I’ll tell you my favorite tip on Wednesday.
Make today great!