Routine and operational activities can sweep us into auto-pilot, where priorities are in place to keep the machine moving rather than stepping back to see what can be improved or adjusted.
Taking the time periodically to invest in yourself should be a top priority if you want your business to progress and improve. In addition, new skills learnt will also have various benefits in your personal life.
Where do you find the money?
Personally speaking, I know that I don’t often have money laying around to pay for a seminar, boot cap or online course. With that being said, budgeting accordingly and allocating money to your own training and education will ensure that you can harness the opportunities made available to you and increase your skill-set.
There are other (free) options
While you are saving money for specific educational opportunities, there is always plenty of free online content such as blogs, podcasts, articles and even free online courses that can position you with an advantage going into more formal or paid education.
Body and mind
Investing in yourself is not limited to knowledge. Health and well-being is another factor that should be top of your list. Nothing worse than having the will to power on but have your body burn out on you. We’ll leave this aspect for another post down the track, but body is just as important as the mind!
No excuses – Make the time
Ensuring that time is blocked out each week to invest in yourself will help you stay fresh, motivated and equip you with confidence and knowledge to improve not only your business but your own quality of life.
What are some of your favourite educational tools? Paid or free. Share links and any helpful information below in the comments that we can all share together.