Discover 6 GREAT Ways to Invest in Yourself

If money can earn money, can time earn time? You only live a life for age 18, 28, 38, 48 and 58 once. Do you make any investment to yourself? Please remember that your future is your best investment.

Do you sit down and think about what is your goals? Do you want to get promoted? Do you want to make multiple source of income? Do you want to start your own business? Do you want to get fit? Do you want to live healthier? Once you know what you want and where you are, its easier to figure out where you want to be. Start developing your business plan now and work it through. Why now? because you can’t afford to take the risk, you are not immune from job loss, you are not immune to recession, high inflation and laid-off. Investing in yourself is a great way to build up a Plan B if or when you find yourself looking for new ways to pay the bills and support your lifestyle. If you do not know how to spend time for yourself, it is possible others will spend your time for you.

However is not too late, here’s 6 ways to rediscover investing in yourself:

1) Eat healthier and exercise to get fit – Health / Fitness

The first thing to invest in yourself is health and fitness. Without them you would not be able to do the rest of the things. Your energy level is largely based on the amount of exercise and what you eat. Eat nutritious food and easy to find food diet for your health. Where else exercising give you a healthier body because after exercise your brain releases some chemicals to make you feel alert and feel good mood.

Your Rewards for Health / Fitness:

  • Improved energy, strength, endurance, health and body fitness.
  • Feels confident with a better body image.
  • Stay out from illnesses and disease.

2) Reading more books and enroll in seminar/course – Knowledge / Skills

“Knowledge is power” – You will not waste time reading books, quit watching television and start reading. Reading more books make you more expertise and know more. Make yourself read a book a month.”Upgrade your skills” – Education is very important if you would like to stay competitive, you should be a life-long student. Invest in yourself taking courses to learn a second language, a Master’s degree, professional certificate or joining like minded seminar or class.

Your Rewards for Knowledge / Skills:

  • Enhanced your creativeness and generate more ideas for further benefits.
  • Explore and rediscover your ability towards what you needs and want.
  • Confident and stay competitive in others areas of life and perhaps you can do more that what you are now.

3) Do more charity and meditate to feel good – Morals / Emotions

Do you believe that the more you give the more you will receive, give a hand to someone that needs help, either monetary or expertise. I am sure you will feel good and will receive more than what you give. In fact, you are not just feeling good but earning yourself a life long friend.Have you thought of meditating for just 10 minutes a day? If you are feeling disturb either emotionally stress. Get yourself meditating and is a proven method to keep your mind at rest and you will see things clearer after the session.

Your Rewards for Morals / Emotions:

  • Stay happy most of the time.
  • Understand your emotions and keep you focus on the goals you want to achieve.
  • Cultivate good attitude being a positive soul mate that everyone love to be friend with.

4) Spend time with family to stay happiness – Family / Spouse

While eagerly pursuit’s your goals, you may sometimes feel something is out on your way and you may feel pretty bad about it, negativity came in and sometimes could be overwhelming. You should get rid off all this negativity and charging up positivity by spending time with family because it takes away the negativity and brings in the happiness.

Your Rewards for Family / Spouse:

  • Improved family and spouse relationship.
  • Avoid misunderstanding through better communication and feels happiness and closeness as 1 family.

5) Start personal finance and investment for wealth – Investment / Finances

Get out of debt, start planning your personal finance and start your investment portfolio and let money work for you. Find new idea and generate multiple source of income from the idea, in today’s world, it may be hard to survive only on 1 income source. Spending small amount of time daily to for your personal finance will get your hard work pay tremendously.

Your Rewards for Investment / Finances:

  • Cultivate habits of budgeting and smart spending.
  • Stay out of debt, give your passion to generate multiple source of income.
  • Improved financial IQ leading towards financial independent.

6) Networking and get support from your community – Society / Community

The power of 1 mind is limited, you need to get more like minded mate to give you strength and support. Self-improvement can be built on your relationship with other people to share their views and to get advise/support from someone who has already been there and you can avoid the common pitfalls and save you time to go through once again. Spend time and keep in touch with friends and strangers will gives you a big difference in pursuing your goals.

Your Rewards for Society / Community:

  • Stay out from common pitfalls and gain important information you may have missed out.
  • You can get emotional support and help when you needs – mentoring, masterminding.
  • Improved social skills and leverage your friends for encouragement and ideas.

Content Is A Long-Term Investment

When you produce web content, it’s important to make it applicable and interesting for years to come. In other words, you need to make a long-term investment with your web content.

If your website creates high-quality content regularly that sees a lot of unique site visits or engagement on social media, chances are, you’re doing something right. It’s proof that the content you’re producing is valuable, and that consumers like what you have to say. The real trick, however, is getting those consumers to keep coming back to that same content.

Creating Content That Lasts

Once you create your content, it will be available to search engines for years to come, which means it can be found by consumers who viewed it once and want to refer to it again. This is the type of content you want for your website-content that lasts long after you created it.

If your content is great, it will continuously see unique visits, new comments, and new social media shares, which tells search engines that it’s worthwhile. That’s why it’s important to write content that’s not necessarily relevant to a specific date; it should have a more lasting appeal.

Content Marketing Outlasts Paid Search

We’re not saying that paid search isn’t a good investment. In fact, there’s a reason why it exists, and that’s because it works remarkably well. But it isn’t the most cost-effective way to stay atop search engine results over a long period of time.

Creating good content on your website and knowing how to market that content will help you rise in organic search results and keep you there for years. There are certainly situations where you should consider paid search options for your content, but there’s no better long-term solution than knowing where, when, and how to push your content to consumers.

Improve Your Brand with Content

Content isn’t just a good investment for your budget and ROI; it also improves your brand. Creating relevant, informative content that engages consumers leads to loyalty and brand trust, which builds your company’s reputation as a resource. Content can turn a one-time client into someone who connects with you on social media, reads your daily posts, and signs up for your newsletter. Customers with this level of loyalty could even begin to create content for you and influence their peers to try your product or service.

It’s time you start focusing on content and its many benefits to your company.

Property Investment – Help, My Property Won’t Sell

It is commonly said that you make money when you buy, not when you sell. However, often this lesson is not learned until you try to sell a property. I remember the first property I tried to sell. It was a two-bedroom unit in a small complex of eight. A lovely unit… only four years old in an upmarket growing suburb. I was moving to another state in Australia and wanted the property sold, to enable me to buy another home in Queensland.

The property took over 12 months to sell. Three contracts fell over due to finance issues for the purchaser. That was my first experience in selling a property. The emotional roller-coaster was challenging. Initial excitement when the offer was negotiated and accepted, followed by confidence when the contract was signed, followed by disappointment when finance was not approved for the purchaser. The final emotion was frustration when the contract fell over. This happened three times.

Prior to this experience I believed properties took on average three months to sell, depending on the current market conditions. A few years later, we decided to sell one of our properties. This time it took close to two years to sell.

The property was a 2000 square metre property in a beautiful coastal holiday town. The property had zoning that allowed for the development of eight two and three-bedroom townhouses. The property was ideally located on the main road, a couple of hundred metres from the shopping precinct and beach, had two street access and was very close to community amenities such as a child-care centre, school and bus stop.

One month after we purchased the property we were offered $70,000 more than what we had paid for it. We had no intentions of selling the property at the time. Later, on realisation that we did not have the experience, contacts or time to develop the property, we decided to sell it. The first two offers we received were from developers. The offered a 12-month settlement contract. They would pay an upfront amount, with the balance paid in 12 months. This contract suited them. They got to hold the property with little money down. Negotiations could not get the terms of the contract suitable to both parties, and both contracts stalled.

In hindsight we should have accepted the contracts. These were the first two offers we received. We expected more offers to come in that didn’t have a 12-month settlement term. The market turned, developers pulled out of the market, residential construction slowed down and our property took an additional 18 months to sell. Holding a property for an additional 12 months to two years is not good from a cash-flow perspective.

It is important to consider the type of investor you are, before you risk buying a property that is wrong for your investment strategy. Don’t assume you can just sell a property if you need to. When selling, the market is in control. The market determines when it wants to buy, what it wants to buy and for how much. This experience provided one of our biggest lessons in property investing… know what type of investor you are, and be that type of investor only.