We hear this phrase all the time from our business coaches, our loved ones, and especially on instagram: “Invest in yourself.”
But what does that really mean? Money (and what to do with it) can be a weird topic. And of course, there’s always the chance that what one person might deem as an important investment may not be what you deem as an important investment.
Here’s what I think: when people say “invest in yourself”, what they really should be saying is “don’t put yourself last”. At least, that’s what the phrase means to me! So, this week on the blog, I wanted to go over a few examples of investments you could make — a combo of the ones you’ve probably thought of as “investments”, and maybe some that you haven’t.
1.) Invest in: a Mentor for Your Business
Business ownership is hard stuff. And while investing other resources into your business (such as time, hard work, and hustle) will eventually get you from point A to point B, getting a mentor will fastrack it. And since they’ve done it all before, they can help you set up your systems and avoid costly mistakes.
2.) Invest in: a Vacation
Yes, this counts as an investment! (Can you believe?) We do our best work when we are well-rested and relaxed. So no matter what industry you’re in, take one! A lot of people don’t see this as an investment, they see it as a luxury. It’s both — but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s only the latter.
3.) Invest in: a Personal Trainer
You think personal trainers are only for celebrities and models? Think again. If you know that your body, mind, and spirit would benefit from a more active workout schedule, then hiring a personal trainer to hold you accountable might be the move! Who knows how an investment like this might improve your life, your business, or your career?
4.) Invest in: a Photoshoot
I may be biased, but a photoshoot can be a transformative investment; whether it’s a branding photoshoot for your business, a boudoir shoot for wall art, or a beauty shoot for a time capsule or confidence boost. You will never regret having photos of yourself that you adore.
5.) Invest in: the Simple, the Extravagant, and Everything In-Between
Your favorite coffee drink from your favorite coffee spot. An extra scoop of ice cream. A higher education. A car. A Chanel bag. A new laptop. A hardcover book written by your favorite author. Everything is an investment; make sure you are investing in you!
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