The Best Investment is the One You Make in Yourself
Who's your best asset? ..... The answer is you!
In this video we share the value and power of investing in ourselves. Investing in our own growth, our self-development and our education. The best asset we have is ourselves.
Do most of us believe it?
We hear “ I can’t afford it" a lot. People say, oh I would invest in myself and my education but I can’t afford it. I don’t have the money …. but .... if I had the money I would invest in myself. The thing is, it’s like saying I would exercise if I had the perfect body, but because I don’t have the perfect body, I’m not going to exercise. It doesn’t work that way.
What's your goal?
Is your goal to improve your wealth, your lifestyle, achieve financial freedom? This will create the pathway to living your dreams. Do you want to spend more quality time with people you love and do things that are important to you? Or is your goal to stay exactly where you are? The choice is yours.
Improving your wealth, your lifestyle, your financial freedom are the sorts of goals that will take you out of your comfort zone. Instead of looking for reasons why something can't or won't happen, there will need to be a shift from "I can't" and "I won't" ... to ... "I can" and "I will." It's all about mindset.
There are Two Types of Mindset
People with a fixed mindset will look for reasons to stay right where they are and will judge others for wanting to break free of current circumstances. A fixed mindset will stop us in our tracks.
People with a growth mindset will look for solutions. Their goal is to move forward even though it scares them. Fear doesn't stop people who have a growth mindset. They have courage to face their fear and do what it takes to change their current situation, even though people around them say they're "crazy."
Here's the Great News
According to author Carol Dweck, mindsets are learned and can be changed. Everyone has elements of both types of mindset. Even when a fixed mindset dominates multiple areas of our lives, we can all learn to change and evolve from a fixed to a growth mindset.
How the Voices in Our Heads Affects Us?
If the voice in your head says: ”I can’t because I don’t have money…..” Not having money isn't the reason you don’t or you can’t. Just like not having the perfect body is not the reason you don’t exercise. You can't or you don't because you have a fixed mindset and look for reasons why things won't work instead of finding solutions that will.
Do You Truly Want a Lifestyle of Freedom?
Change Your Mindset
If you truly want a lifestyle of freedom instead of telling yourself: "I can’t" because "I can’t afford it" ..... start saying ..... "How can I afford it? How can I do X? Achieve Y?" Find a solution, even though you may not have money in your bank account right now.
Change "I can't" to "How can I?"
That’s a shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and until people make that shift, people won’t increase their wealth and freedom. As long as people continue to listen to the “I can’t" story in their head they will remain in the same place they are today.
Change the Story You Tell Yourself and Change Your Life
Until we become aware of our stories and make the shift from "I can’t" .... to .... "how can I?" our stories will continue to control us - We all have the choice to let go of old stories and embrace new ones.
Please reach out to us when the time is right for you to let go of your old stories and embrace new ones.
Looking forward to speaking with you.
Adrienne and Bob