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|5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Wealthscheme: 4:42pm On May 14|
Date: May 14, 2019
Interested in financially investing in something but do not really have enough means to do so (or you assume so)? Day-dreaming about yourself running businesses and investments while planning for that vacation you have always wanted with your family and friends? If you are, just like most of us, going to the office daily, working hard to get by paycheck-to-paycheck and only have enough savings for emergency funds, you’ve got a long way to go to achieve that dream of yours. But hey, it is possible! The word “investment” would have probably stunned you one way or another; it sounds like a hefty terminology used only by businessmen and entrepreneurs, doesn’t it? But it sure does sound pretty cool and upscale.
Investment is defined in many ways and understood in much more angles. It doesn’t have to be purely about money or cash, and doesn’t have to be immediately started in bonds or real estate either. You can start in small things, and with baby steps – you can start in YOU!
To invest is to commit in order to earn a financial return, that’s in accord with Merriam-Webster’s definition. Now according to Investopedia, an investment is an asset or item acquired with the goal of generating income or appreciation. Investment and related topics have been widely discussed nowadays, both online and offline, with the introduction of an increasing number of financial products and services that are connected to it, be it via banking, where it tackles a wide variety of services designed to assist individuals or businesses in increasing associated wealth, or through insurance products, which offer cash equivalents to policy holders depending on the type of the policy and are set with fairly high variations flexibly attracting more prospects.
It is essential to understand, however, that beyond its economic definition, investment means doing one thing now in anticipation of another thing or something better in the future. Beyond money or cash, investment can be in different forms, such as emotion, time, energy, attention, etc. Hence, in many ways, more than financial, YOU can invest in anything, especially in yourself.
Believe it or not, we tend to be hard on ourselves for not doing enough, not working hard enough, not reaching high enough, not accomplishing enough, not becoming better enough, and so on. For most of us, especially in recent generations, high personal expectations and self nitpicking have been hindering us from seeing the road ahead and paralyzing us from taking the next steps to achieve our goals – to be better, and help make the world better. For sure you want to be richer, but getting more money would only make sense if we’d be spending our wealth in a better place with our children and grand kids in the future.
And so aside from investing financially, you would definitely want to invest in yourself as well, to live longer and with enough energy to, again, live with a better version of yourself and see the world become better. But how do you actually invest in yourself? What would it cost you to start doing so?
Health is Wealth
As cliché as it can be, it still is not understood as much as it shall be. Staying healthy will help you keep moving and fully functioning for the achievement of your goals and for your family. When was the last time you actually had yourself checked by a physician, not counting the ones mandated by your employer or your new hire medical examination? Are you sure your vision is still 20/20? Are you still on schedule with your dentist? Explore new ways to enhance or secure your health – there are new sachet insurance products which can catch you when you fall from expenses, only when you need them the most at unbelievably low prices – do check them out. Take that vitamin you only take when you feel like you’d be under the weather the following day. Be more proactive when it comes to your own vitality.
Heart your Art
For sure your brain has somehow retained an art in you, in case you’re not actually an artist. What would you love to do if you do not have to work to earn money? What triggers your creativity and gives you mysteriously endless source of strength to keep you up all night just to finish an output of love and devotion? What would you love to do on a weekend if you have all the materials that you might need, say a canvass, paint brush, or maybe some kind of steel? While you may not believe that it’s never too late to do something you love, you don’t really have to just pour your one hundred percent attention to your art. You don’t even have to leave your job to be able to feel the excitement in finishing an artwork again, be it a painting, a sculpture, a sand art, a poem, or a mix or combination of any. Promise to take some time off per year to just let the creativity flow through your veins. It will certainly be worth your while and money. Share the energy you’ve gathered with the people around you to keep the vibe up all year round.
You Have Talent
Yes, you have a talent, and if you have not discovered it yet, then you may not have explored enough. There are more than sufficient YouTube videos to help you explore what you can do well, be it singing, dancing, writing, playing the piano, or even ballet, who knows? Same as pouring your heart out for your art, you certainly can express your thoughts through any of these skills as well. Take all the chance you can get in other venues in your life to showcase your talent – yup, join that group performance in your office event… it will be unforgettable!
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|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by ArcFrisky(m): 7:35am On May 16|
Nice piece.. Just do what you love, you can never get bored...
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by calculator123(m): 7:36am On May 16|
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by peteruuu(m): 7:36am On May 16|
Only believe, all things are possible.
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|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by myresearch: 7:37am On May 16|
It is good but investing in others
will make you
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|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by fran6co(m): 7:37am On May 16|
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:38am On May 16|
Ability without opportunity is of little count.
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|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Sanchez01: 7:40am On May 16|
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|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Horlufemi(m): 7:40am On May 16|
Your Photoshop skills are terrible.
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by israelmao(m): 7:42am On May 16|
Good piece but everybody has talent one can only discover it.
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by AlmostEpic(m): 7:42am On May 16|
Shey na person way never chop go dey invest
Abi na this small N power money you wan make i use invest mbok!
OP take time!
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Frey5(m): 7:49am On May 16|
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:17am On May 16|
even if you do all this, your country gats help you also......but as things dey now, will Nigeria ever help its citizen or youths to grow and develop?
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Saltoflife: 8:29am On May 16|
The post looks copied but not well edited from source.
In Nigeria we don't like knowledge because we've been to school and also believe in luck, prayers etc.
It's 100% clear that value is what bring money to us. How do you get paid as a driver if you can't drive.
How do you get paid as a plumber if you can't do the job.
1) I say add value to your self by having at least a Skill or numerous skills. This will make you have access to money even if small in quantity.
2)there are money making skills nobody taught at school and you will not get them on the streets. You need to read books. Attend seminars. Have mentors to teach etc. Examples are. Socialisation, public speaking, logic thinking, money discipline, emotional patience, relationship building etc.
3) Don't think about being rich when you can't even feed yourself. It's an error to think about investment when you don't have cash flow..it will drain you... just learn all you can and wait for your time it will surely come.
My bio has my number in case..I'm always ready to help
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by tydi(m): 8:32am On May 16|
Okpo.. Nobody is telling you to invest with your money.. Lazy yoot that cannot read
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by feyiyemi18: 9:43am On May 16|
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|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Kcuf(f): 10:18am On May 16|
I got to learn this too late and the hard way, all the same I'm really happy I took the bold step. no job n zero source of income has made me depressed too many times.
now I'm learning how to make cross bags n add paintings n designs too. talk about adding value
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Saltoflife: 10:25am On May 16|
Wow. You're doing great...all greatness starts small..All will come out well for you.
|Re: 5 Ways To Invest In Yourself by Tarytaomon: 1:18pm On May 16|
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