Invest in yourself, yes, but I mean this in a few different ways. Invest in yourself mentally & physically by practicing selfcare AND in your future self by investing financially.
Women take the weight of their worlds on their shoulders. They have 10 plates spinning in the air and so often we don’t invest in exercise, meditation, walks, reading, hobbies or other disciplines that fill our souls. We need to invest in our bodies, minds, and our bank accounts. All are equally essential.
I recently interviewed Dr. Miranda Brawn Esq who is an international TED/ NED Speaker on the subjects of finance, the stock market, and banking. She is a financial maven with many initiatives that support and fund scholarships for women in the financial sectors. So I went straight to the expert and sought out her advice on this topic. Miranda shared her thoughts on both spectrums on this topic. Women supporting women. Love it!
“The best investment you can make is in yourself. Investment can be self-care products, reading to improve knowledge, and financially to assist with time and financial freedom. This will not only improve your life, but it will also improve the lives of all those around you.” This is the STELLARGIRL mindset I write about. We have to take care of ourselves and then we are able to take care of others. This same mindset parallels, but in financial terms.
Miranda also shared another way of looking at our spending habits. Before I quote her again, I wish that I would have met her years ago and followed her advice as we may want a new car, a new pair of shoes or handbag, but we should really reconsider. Here is why. Miranda said, “If you bought a Tesla Model S in 2012, your $77,000 car would be worth approximately $40,000 today. If you had invested that same $77,000 in Tesla stock you would have over $7,000,000 today. Invest your money instead of buying material things”. Yep, if you don’t know anything about the stock market then I suggest you learn about it and get a financial advisor. We have to invest wisely, have a plan, and also save a certain percentage of our income every month.
Investing in yourself will be the most beneficial and profitable venture you can make. There is an immediate payoff and a future return. You will have a better quality of mental well-being. You will be more productive and with that comes financial success in both your personal and professional growth. You need to put the effort into YOU, nurture your mind, body, and bank account. More energy, more knowledge, more compassion, and more freedom. Invest!!!