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How to Invest in Yourself

Dec 8, 2007
When starting a business, many entrepreneurs empty their nest egg, or use all available collateral, to get a new venture up and running on the plus side of the ledger. Yet, they have forgotten to consider the key to unlocking the door to success. Themselves! If you want to be a professional and personal success, you need to take the time and learn how to invest in yourself.

How do you invest in yourself, when you have just spent your life savings on starting the new business? Fortunately, you do not have to spend more money. You simply need to devote some time and energy in empowering yourself to succeed.

First, you need to invest in yourself by reading, seeing, and hearing the information you can use to become a successful businessperson. Your local library or book store has a plethora of books available to learn more about sales and marketing your way to prosperity. In addition, the Internet is an amazing resource of helpful information. Entrepreneurs who have already forged the path of new business ownership can give you great insight into the pitfalls to avoid, and the positive aspects to enjoy.

You can also see and hear pertinent information via the Internet; check out videos and CD's from the library; sign up for free Internet courses to gain helpful business advice. You do not have to spend additional money to invest in your future.

Second, it is very important to write down what you learn. You will retain more of what you read, see, and hear, if you can put it on paper, in your own words. The investment in your personal and professional growth will only be beneficial if you can put it in your own words, and develop a plan to implement what you have learned.

Now, applying what you have learned is the only way to ensure the investment in yourself is going to pay off. All the information in the world will do no good, unless you use it. Educate yourself, grow, and watch your business do the same, when you take your newfound knowledge and make your business better.

In short, investing in yourself does not always mean opening your wallet. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of opening your mind, and allowing yourself to learn from the experiences of others who have gone before you. Apply what will work for you, and in addition to your business growing, so will you.
About the Author
Paul Sutherland is an Accelerated Business Growth Coach. His company - Daniel Thomas International - www.dti.eu.com helps corporate and SMEs to grow their businesses with tried tested and proven techniques and strategies, increasing their bottom line profits in 90 days or less?

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