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7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Invest In Themselves by Kangol99(m): 12:58pm On Apr 30, 2016
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Themselves

Most Entrepreneurs spend so little time thinking about boosting their personal skills and strengths, remaining focused on their work, they often don’t know where to start.

I have a few suggestions on how you can keep making investments in yourself, even if you’re an overwhelmed entrepreneur. Here are seven:

Few things do more to enhance both your credibility and intellectual capacity than higher education. The learning environment itself can provide new connections and spark creativity. There are incubators offering specialized training now in every city.

Finishing your degree or starting a new one can make a big difference and just about every school has a part-time or returning student or executive program.

A school environment is just as powerful if you’re teaching. And, like an advanced degree, being a teacher confers a great deal of credibility. Teaching also forces you to know what you’re teaching at expert level, confront and consider new ideas and explain things in new ways.
If you’re an expert in something, reach out to community learning programs or colleges in your area and get in the classroom.

While the online learning environment is still buyer beware, more and more very credible institutions and incubators are offering online courses and programs. It’s possible to earn certifications in a variety of business-related subjects from places such as Harvard or Stanford or any number of Universities.
Even if you’re just exercising your mind or staying up-to-date on current topics and trends, it’s a good investment.

If you’re a reader, make sure your reading list includes topics that are unrelated to your business endeavors. Read crime thrillers or romance novels or theoretical physics – whatever will distract you from your hour-to-hour obsessions.
Giving your mind a break will inspire creative problem solving and invigorate your work when you return to it.
Just a few hours a week of reading about ants or Adam Ant can make a big difference.
If you read all business books or things in your field, you’d absolutely get sick of it. Taking a mental break allows you to really focus on business when you need to

Among the biggest oversights entrepreneurs make is neglecting their physical health. If your ability to work is the most essential thing to your business success, it makes no sense to risk it. I know how hard it is, but get to the gym, make good health and diet choices. Take vacations. As with all these suggestions, staying healthy is an investment in your business – it may help to think of it that way

Consider moving yourself and your business to a co-working community. The collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit of shared ambition and sacrifice can be intoxicating and empowering. By co-locating, you’ll find mentors, partners and different-thinkers – all of whom can add to your personal growth and strategic creativity.

Join organizations and attend events. Most people view networking as opportunities to advance their businesses. But they are just as important in building personal connections – assets you can take with you from project to project or business to business. Investing in networking and getting to know your network personally will increase your personal reach and capacity.

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To Your Business Success!

-John Taiwo (CEO Young Infopreneurs Group of Companies)

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Re: 7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Invest In Themselves by laurel03(m): 1:27pm On Apr 30, 2016
Nice one...

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