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Table of Contents
Get A Morning Routine
New Way to Handle Your Mail
Put Together an SOP
Dust Off Your Brain
Get Off Your Butt
What It All Comes Down To
Does your income earn revenue? Through dividends, revenue you invest in stocks
really earns you more money every year without having to do any work. This
principle of investing is behind what makes banks, fund handlers and people like
Warren buffet rich. Investing money isn’t a rare idea. But does your time earn
more time? Does your vitality earn more vitality? Do the investments you make
in yourself pay vast dividends, or are you placing all your finances into a vehicle
that’s bound to crash at any instant?
Spending and investing aren’t the same affair. Spending plainly exchanges value,
say, money for rent. Investing produces value in that after your initial cost is paid;
you are able to keep getting value without new input. Getting a big promotion
may give status and prestige, but it as well eats away more time. In order to
count as a great self-investment, your exploits need to pay you back with more
time or energy, not less.
So let’s discover the best ways to invest in yourself and be a better you!
To have the proper energy you must have the proper food.
Investing The Correct Fuel In Yourself
Healthy eating is among the best ways to feel good about yourself inwardly and
out and live longer. What you invest in your body has a direct relationship to your
overall health and wellness and this isn’t something to be taken lightly.
Healthy eating betters your body’s overall functioning and will give you more
energy. When you eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables you’re lowing risk of
heart disease, cancer and many other dangerous health ailments. An added
incentive of healthy eating is that you’ll improve your body’s appearance.
10 Hints for Healthy Eating
1. Put down what you eat. Analyses show that those who consistently put
down the foods they eat less junk food and quickly move into a habit of
eating a more balanced diet.
2. Aspire to at least 5 servings of vegetables a day. Fruit intake should be no
more than two - three due to the high sugar content.
3. Quit eating packaged foods! By scratching out packaged foods you’re
eliminating things like chips, candies, and other foods high in Tran’s fats
4. Cut off all fried foods. This means no more French fires, calamari, tempura
or chips, among many other artery-clogging foods. Most individuals are
less likely to go out to eat if they aren’t eating fried foods as the choices
become rather limited.
5. Bring down your alcohol intake. There are a few benefits to having the
occasional glass of red wine but one or more drinks a day should not be
part of your steady diet.
6. Cut off any and all fruit juices and pops (including diet drinks). Stick with
water, tea or coffee (without cream or sugar). If you must drink juice
consider buying a juicer and making your own veggie juice.
7. Say no more to sweets filled with sugar and butter. Rather than bringing a
box of donuts to a meeting buy a fruit tray alternatively. If you can’t
celebrate a birthday without a cake, search the net for a good for you cake
8. If frozen treats are what you hunger, don’t get out the ice cream! Freeze a
tray of grapes instead or buy a Popsicle tray and make your own frozen
treats with bananas, yogurt and peanut butter.
9. Invest in a sound cookbook. Really healthy recipe books might be more
expensive than your average cook book but that’s because a team of
nutritionists, dieticians and chefs had to come together to discover healthy
options to standard menu items. It’s not easy to come up with a savory
dessert that’s free of sugar or butter!
10.Begin your day with a healthy breakfast: oatmeal, a smoothie or even a
bowl of healthy cereal. Breakfast is so crucial to kick start your metabolism.
Price of Investment:
Somewhat higher food costs. (Although you are able to eat healthy and
1-2 month period for adjusting taste buds.
Possible first week of detoxing. If you quickly switch to a more good for
you diet you are able to feel the dietary equivalent to withdrawal
symptoms as your body adapts. This should only be temporary and it
doesn’t happen with all individuals.
What You Get:
Amended energy levels.
Less time missed to sickness.
Better health and body.
Cut down chances of chronic illnesses later in life.
Being organized is yet another great way to invest in yourself.
Putting It All In Order
It looks to me that people are busier than ever these days. We’re perpetually
running from one activity to the next and seem to leave a trail of debris in our
wake wherever we go. There’s so much to do, I can’t possibly be annoyed with
things like “doing laundry so I’m not dirty and disgusting.”
Here’s the trouble, though; not being organized really makes us slower, which is
something we certainly don’t have time for. If we don’t know what we have,
where it is, and how to get it, we run into dangerous problems, depressed
productivity and elevated stress levels.
I’ve oftentimes found that taking just a few minutes to get organized will really
save a ton of time; and these matters really only take a couple of minutes. Here
are 8 ways to get organized in only 5 minutes. Some are only for your computer,
others can be utilized anyplace in your life.
We all have lots of notes lying around – notes to ourselves, matters to remember,
reasons why we are marvelous. Take a couple of minutes, and type them up.
Telephone numbers, addresses, projects, personal notes and the like are all
easier to find, edit and utilize when they are digital.
Perhaps you are not a computer person. Take all those disparate, loose notes,
and consolidate them. Take a separate, large piece of paper, and copy over
everything you even want or need onto that one sheet. Having everything in one
place makes it more well-situated to find, and eliminates some of the clutter
that’s unavoidably entered your space. Even if you do use a computer the same
thought applies – pull all your loose documents, or sticky notes, into one easily
Choose a Space
This is among my favorites and decidedly among the most substantial ways to
spend a couple of minutes organizing. Choose a small space, like the top of the
icebox, or underneath your bed; clean that like mad – I man it needs to be
impeccable. When done, progress to another small spot and DE clutter that.
Breaking this down into little manageable projects will make getting organized a
ton less daunting.
This is among the best things you can do, both for your sanity and your
productivity. Periodically sit down with a pen and paper (or computer, or a
napkin), and set down everything in your head. Things you need to arrange,
things that are bothering you, matters you want to know; whatever it is, get it all
out of your head. It will free your learning ability to think of other matters and
give you an idea of what, exactly, is on your mind. You are able to mind purge
anywhere, and you will always feel improved having done it.
Go through your stuff, brush aside everything you want to keep, and merely have
a throwing-away party. I do this with digital files day in and day out, but it works
as well in your home or office; just do away with stuff. Commonly, what takes the
longest is solving what to do with the stuff we will want. So don’t do that. Just do
away with everything else, and marvel in how much less debris you have got to
Get A System
Filing is the not-so-fun, but orderly, next step from the throw away bonanza. It
can be made a lot more enjoyable, and simple, by having a system in place. So,
before you start filing things arbitrarily, make a simple system for it. Think about
the 10 things you have the most of: where does each one belong? What do you
want to do with them? Once you have acquired a visible, no-brainer system in
place, knowing where everything goes and placing it there just becomes motor
memory. And that’s much better than filing away otherwise.
A Place For Everything
This is all about staving off the overwhelmed feeling that can come from
attempting to get organized. Rather than dealing with everything at once, just
choose one thing – say, movies. If you’ve got three hundred movies lying around
your home, and nowhere to put them, just work with those. Find a home for
them, get them all in their correct place, and organize them to your heart’s
content. There’s no questioning where each new thing goes, as they all go in the
same place. Just put everything in the same place, and leave the rest of your
material for later. If nothing else, at any rate one thing’s easier to find now.
Get It Searchable
This one’s plainly only for your digital life. Among the great advantages of the
speed and power of our computers, also as the Internet, is how powerful the
search functionality is – you can discover almost anything with just a few clicks.
Google does it for the Web, and there are a gang of solutions for searching your
computer stuff. If you’ve got a PC, Google Desktop is a great one. Mac users:
Spotlight is your best ally. Searching is quicker than filing, let alone more
complete. Choose a folder on your computer, dump everything into it, and search
Get into the habit of using to-do lists, carrying around a notepad to put down
tasks at any time, weekly reviews and other productivity tricks. The options for
different methods and styles are endless.
Price of Investment:
1-2 months to adjust to habits
Various hours to design system.
1-2hours a month for sustaining/tweaking system.
Affordable to buy notepads, folders and organizers.
What You Get:
Decreased stress from forgetting tasks.
More time from being able to speedily batch work.
Get a Morning Routine
Are you aware of just how much a regular morning routine can help you in all areas?
Make it A Habit
If you prefer to maximize your success while accomplishing the best possible
balance in your life, you might want to take a new look at what time you wake
and what you do with your time before getting to work.
I asked some top dogs what time they wake up, when they have their first cup of
coffee, when they start on e-mail, what if anything they do for exercise, what
time they ramp up for work, and what else they do before beginning a work day.
In a matter of a couple of hours, I received answers. It didn’t take long for the
formulas to come forth. Based on an analysis of the schedules and activities, I
detected seven practices you should consider assuming in order to make the most
of your morning.
1. Begin early.
This is the section of your morning routine over which you have the biggest
control. To accommodate it all it’s a must to begin early. The latest any of
the surveyed top dogs wake up is 6 a.m., and almost 80% awake at 5:30 or
2. Get a jump on e-mail.
If you think you are exclusive in feeling deluged by e-mail, take comfort:
even top dogs and the most senior business people feel obligated to stay
on top of their e-mail, and most of them find time in the early morning to
3. Work out every morning.
It’s frequently hard to find a way to fit exercise into your busy agenda, but
knowing that a few of the most successful business people do so may
motivate you to discover a way to work it into your routine.
More than 70% of the business leaders in my survey do their exercise in the
morning, while 15% get a way to do it during the day. Only two of the
people admit to not exercising on a regular basis, although one stated, “I
know I should.”
4. Think about the source, form, and timing of your news.
Much has been authored about the death of the newspaper, and, along
those lines, about a fourth of the people I spoke with have swapped to
online news. However, most of the other maintains the morning paper as a
key part of their routine.
5. Problem resolve.
The calm of the morning is often the time when your mind is at its most
unclouded and most well-suited to resolving significant problems.
6. Make time for loved ones.
A lot of business leaders find that the morning promotes significant family
time. Some have breakfast with their families or make taking children to
school a central part of the morning procedure.
7. Be originative with your morning routine.
In spite of all the discipline and structure identified in the above best
practices, it doesn’t mean you can’t be originative with your morning
A morning ritual is the Swiss Army Knife of productiveness. Morning rituals
have two central components: the habit of awakening earlier and the habit
of using the morning time toward something valuable.
Price of Investment:
Thirty days to set up the initial ritual
Sleeping 30-60 minutes earlier each night to counterbalance an earlier
When You Get:
More exercise, reading, work achieved or whatever you use the ritual time
Momentum built into your day from the beginning
Extra quiet time in the morning.
Expanded flexibility. (Your day schedule may shift around a bit much to add
in new habits like exercise or reading, morning time has more flexibility to
arrange these habits.
Hone Your Networking
Networking is a crucial part of investing in you.
Get Those Skills
Among the most significant things that you can have as a business owner
are beneficial relationships. Beneficial relationships can be really
instrumental in the success of a business. There are a lot of different types
of relationships that a business owner had better be trying to obtain. Here
we will take a look at 3 of them that I feel are a must have!
These 3 are: relationships with your existing clients, relationships with
potential clients and lastly relationships with others around you.
It does not matter if your regular clients are individual people or a business;
formulating a relationship with them could be a difference between
keeping that client and losing that client to a competitor offering up the
same type of products or services that you do. Let them recognize that you
truly do value them as a client on a steady basis.
You don’t all of the time have to try to sell them something either, every
once in a while send them a post card or e-mail thanking them for choosing
you to do business with on a uniform basis. It may not seem like much;
but your clients will value the jester, increasing the chances of them staying
one of your loyal clients. Let these individuals be the first ones to discover
your approaching sale or new product or service that you will be offering
soon. Reward them with exceptional discount prices and deals just for
them being one of your regulars; it’ll be a well spent investment.
Occasionally it is difficult to pay any attention to somebody or something
that is not really doing anything for you at the moment. The fact is, this is
where many businesses make a big error. Remember this; possible clients
represent the future of your business. Never be content with your current
number of clients, always look to acquire more! Keeping that in mind, you
should make it a routine to keep in touch with candidates that may have
signed up for one of your e-zines; or maybe they answered an ad that you
ran in the newspaper before, but have not bought anything from you yet.
Without being a pesterer remind them that your services are still available.
Extend them some type of sample or free trial to evidence the quality of
your products and or services. If done right, you can easily convert many
“maybe buyers’ into “yes buyers”. Now these clients will soon find
themselves in your “regulars” category.
Relationships with others are without a doubt among the best relationships
to have. Plainly put, these types of relationships have so many rewards
both short term and long term.
By interacting with others, it gives you a chance to learn new things, teach
new matters and even open up new doors for your business. Having these
relationships with others can possibly lead to collaborations in the time to
come, greatly benefiting all involved.
The idea of self-help is a contradiction in terms. Rather, self-improvement
is built upon your relationships with others and that having great
connections can make the greatest difference. Spending time connecting
with current friends or e-mailing and meeting strangers can give your
relationships a tune-up.
Price of Investment:
Time spent authoring e-mails, cards or making telephone calls.
Emotional effort in confronting rejection and meeting strangers. (It can take
a little of a push to-cold-call somebody you’ve always wanted to meet or
talk to strangers you run into)
Revenue spent on social activities, conferences or meals with friends.
What You Get:
Mental boost. (Your network can be your eyes and ears in giving crucial
Social lubricating oil. (“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” perhaps
a cliché but that doesn’t make it untrue)
Emotional back up. (You can leverage friends for encouragement,
thoughts or mentoring)
New Way to Handle Your Mail
You may want to try a new way of handling your mail.
Be A Mail Pro
Let’s view some easy techniques for being able to get your inbox done in as
little time as possible…
The first leg of any email technique is to stop any unneeded email from
entering your inbox in the first place.
1. Debris. I advocate using Gmail, as it has the best junk e-mail filter
possible. I get zero junk e-mail in my inbox. That’s a beg betterment
over my previous accounts where I’d have to tiresomely mark heaps of
emails as junk e-mail.
2. Notices. I often get notices from the many online services I use, from
Amazon to Word Press to PayPal and a lot more. As soon as I observe
those types of notices filling up my inbox, I make a filter that will
automatically place these into a folder and mark them as read, or scrap
them, as appropriate. So for my PayPal notices, I can always go and
check on them in my “payments” folder if I wish, but they never clutter
up my inbox.
3. Batch efforts. I get particular emails throughout the day that call for
quick action (like 10-15 seconds each). As I know these emails pretty
well, I produced filters that send them into a “batch” folder to be
worked on once a day. Takes a couple minutes to work on the whole
folder, and I don’t have to view them in my inbox.
4. Unintelligent joke emails. If you have acquaintances and family who
mail you chain emails and joke emails and the like, email them and get
them know that you’re trying to decrease the big amount of email you
have to address, and although you appreciate them thinking of you,
you’d rather not get those sorts of messages. Some individuals will be
hurt. They will get over it. Other people will continue to send the
emails. I make a filter for them that direct them straight in the trash.
Essentially, they’re on my kill file. If they ever send a significant email
(which is uncommon), they will call me sooner or later and ask why I
haven’t answered. I tell them that their email must be in my junk e-mail
5. Publish policies. As most individuals who email me get my contact info
from my site, I’ve created a set of policies issued on my about page that
are configured to pre-empt the most usual emails. If individuals follow
my policies, I’ll get very little email. For instance, rather than emailing
me to ask for a link, they can save the link in my del.icio.us inbox…for
suggestions or remarks or questions, they can post them on a couple
pages I made for that purpose.
6. Have an outside to-do system. Many times the reason an email is
dawdling in our inbox is because there’s an action required in order to
process it. Rather than leaving it in your inbox, and using the inbox as a
de facto to-do list, make a note of the task called for by the email in your
to-do system….a notebook, an online to-do program, a planner,
whatever. Get the job out of your inbox.
7. Operate quickly. Work your way from top to bottom, one email at a
time. Open each email and discard of it at once. Your choices: delete,
archive (for later reference), reply quickly (and archive or delete the
message), put on your to-do list (and archive or delete), do the job
immediately (if it requires 2 minutes or less – then archive or delete),
forward (and archive or delete).
8. Be loose with the delete key. Too often we feel like we need to answer
every email. But we don’t. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that will
come about if I delete this?” If the answer isn’t regrettable, just delete
it and march on.
9. Curt but mighty replies. So you’ve chosen the few emails you’re really
going to respond to…now don’t blow it by authoring a novel-length
answer to each one. I restrict myself to five sentences for each answer
(at the utmost – many replies are even shorter).
10.Process to done. When you open your inbox, process to it to done.
Don’t just view an email and leave it sitting in your inbox. Get it out of
there, and vacate that inbox. Make it a rule: don’t leave the inbox with
emails milling about. Empty and clean.
I had better also note: if you have a really full inbox (hundreds or
thousands of messages), you should make a temporary folder (“to be
filed”) and get to them later, processing them maybe half-hour at a time
until you’re complete with that. Begin with your inbox empty, and use
the following strategies to keep it empty, in as little time as possible.
Batch all your emails into 1-2 checks daily. If you’re going to read an
email act on it (replay, add to-do list items, etc.). Empty your inbox after
each check and don’t let unread messages accumulate. Write short,
concise letters rather than lengthy conversations.
Price of Investment:
Thirty days to adapt to new email techniques.
Some small opportunities lost because of less frequent email answering.
What You Get:
No more procrastination excuses. (Work or don’t work, email no longer
Preserved time. (I reduced my email time by over an hour each day)
More beneficial workflow, less disruptions from answering email.
Put Together an SOP
Having an SOP is a very valuable tool for saving time and mistakes.
Put Your Practices In Order
A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a written document that gives
step-by-step directions on how to complete a task. Think of a brownie
recipe. In it are the precise measurements for each ingredient, the type
and size pan called for, all oven temperature and the cooking time. By
abiding by the recipe, you should achieve the same results each time you
make the dessert.
An SOP for a business is a great deal the same. In order to accomplish
consistent results for the same process, the same steps need to be
executed each time. Whether it’s in a pharmacy, a bakery or a small
business, a standard operating procedure depicts how to execute a job,
tells which position does it and details how frequently it’s performed.
A group of SOPs say for a department or an organization would all come
together in a standard operating procedures manual. A complete SOP
manual should outline the organization’s tasks, showing how individual
work functions separately as well as together.
Make individual standard operating procedures. In order to write an SOP,
you will need to soundly understand the task at hand.
Put down each step clearly and concisely. Make certain to keep the
process divided into individual steps to make them easily understood.
After steps have been documented, go through the process following the
steps as written. This will allow for corrections and additions.
Get approvals from others as needed.
Repeat this process for all case-by-case SOPs.
See how it all matches together. Once all the SOPs have been created, it is
necessary to see how related jobs interact. Do the SOPs cover all transfers of
responsibility from one position or product to the next? You may need to
compare SOPs and make sure there are no gaps or overlaps.
When all of the SOPs have been produced and reviewed, put them in manuals
and make certain they are available to all people who need them. Include for
each process the date it was written. This will be helpful when it’s time to update
them, as they may not all be updated at the same time.
Although there are many cases when you want the flexibility of making decisions
on an item-by-item basis, often this is just wasting your time. If an answer is right
in 99% of the cases of that type, the time and energy spent considering aren’t
worth it. I set up SOP’s to make answering common e-mails easier and you are
able to use them to streamline your habits, defeat procrastination or stick to a
Price of Investment:
An hour or two authoring down the basis operating procedures.
A couple of lost opportunities because of more automated decision making.
Leastwise a month to adapt to the new rules for spending, working, answer
What You Get:
Economized time for deliberating over what to do.
Decreased mental stress and energy wasted on making insignificant
Easier to match behavior to long-term goals instead of short-term impulses.
Dust Off Your Brain
Shake off the cob webs and get something creative out of your brain.
Creative Thinking Is Crucial
Creative thinking is a full time occupation. If you unendingly ask your brain to
come up with more choices, it will respond with thoughts for you. So, put
yourself to work weekly thinking, dedicate time to it, and use the techniques here
to make your thinking more effective.
Wouldn’t you like to have more ideas to meet your challenges? Make the most of
your creative thinking capacity by using these sit strategies for easy and effective
1. Make certain you understand the challenge first. Take some time and do
some research on the state of affairs. You may find that you have a primal
misunderstanding of what actually is going on. Play with seeing it from an
altogether different angle, like, how would Abe Lincoln sees this? Try
flipping the view, maybe it’s not a selling problem, but a problem with
perception of value.
2. Postpone judgment. When making your list of ideas to solve your problem,
just list any thought that comes to you and get into a flow. Don’t be critical
or analytical about the thoughts, and don’t censor yourself. Even obvious
or “stupid” ideas can be a stepping stone to a better idea, so they serve a
3. Assume a playful mentality. Even when the problem is absolutely serious, a
playful outlook is what you want when generating more thoughts. The
thing said in jest can spark something practical that works. “For example, a
woman put up a jokey site about tumbleweeds to practice building sites.
She’s now making living selling tumbleweeds.
4. Make a longer list of thoughts. Call it the quantity principle. When faced
with a challenge that calls for ideas most of us stop after dreaming up just a
few things we may do. If you make a longer list of options and give it just a
little more time you exponentially increase your odds of having a better,
and maybe a breakthrough idea.
5. Write your ideas down. How basic can you get, correct? The thing is most
of us have beneficial ideas, flashes of insight, at curious moments and we
neglect to write them down. We think we will recall, but truly they often
vanish into the air. Carry a little notebook to keep your idea lists with you
at all times. If you think you don’t have a lot of great ideas, all the more
reason not to waste the few you do have. It is also a great thing to take out
when you are waiting in line at the bank or the grocery store.
6. When you have a long list, make combinations. Marketers know that the
easiest way to create a new product is to make a new combination. Think
of those gym shoes kids have with the tiny roller skate wheels – a simple
combination that sold numerous shoes. Review your long list of ideas and
see if you are able to combine two or more to create a brawnier idea to
solve your problem to meet your challenge.
Carving out a little more time weekly to think can be among the best
investments on the list. A weekly review lets you think through problems,
come up with opportunities and keep you on track. Most of my beneficial
ideas have come from these personal thinking sessions which I would not
have time for in my generally busy week.
Price of Investment:
1-3 hours weekly for reflecting
What You Get:
Better goal-setting and problem resolving
Saved time through cutting back wasteful activities in the following week
Less tensions by being able to explore problems amply
Heightened organization by being able to clean up to-do lists and project
Get Off Your Butt
Do you know just how much exercise can benefit you?
Get Some Exercise
A very crucial reason for you to pull you from your sedentary existence is
that as heavy or obese, all greater the risks for a variety of health problems
like heart disease and diabetes.
Here is the obnoxious news for the fat-bellies- recent studies have
demonstrated an undeniable link between your growing waist and the
threat of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL or a possibly fatal sort of cancer,
the root of the Immune system.
Translation: beer belly- risky. If this does not motivate you to workout
religiously every morning, I don’t know what will. Maintaining an active
lifestyle improves your immune system and thereby helps to ward off
Not only will your body benefit from exercise, but your mind will be
thankful. Studies have demonstrated that exercise can step-up your
intelligence. It improves memory and learning, increases alertness, helps
us to think more distinctly and improves specific cognitive impairment in
Studies have shown that a good dose of physical activity will improve your
mood and alleviate depression and anxiety. Experts have determined that
exercise triggers the release of particular chemicals in the brain like
dopamine, norepinephrine and endorphins, all natural antidepressants.
And let us not forget that exercise is also a beneficial way to make new
friends or bond with old acquaintances. The social support you get from
engagement in group training or even a sport is good for the emotional
well-being and can significantly increase your sense of success. There is
nothing like some healthy rivalry to keep you in the groove.
Whether it’s dancing, cycling, hiking, mountain climbing, or even something
as easy as breathing, movement can and should play in your daily life. If
you have time for television, you have time for exercise. It is not just for
ordinary, passé vanity’s sake, but for an optimal holistic health of body,
mind, and soul.
Individuals who say they are too tired for exercise have got it backwards.
Exercising produces energy through a healthier body while releasing brain
chemicals to better your mood and mental alertness. Actually, you lack
energy because you do not exercise.
Price of Investment:
Half-hour a day of exercising. (Possibly another half-hour for showering,
traveling to the gym, etc.)
Gymnasium membership dues. (Running outside is free.)
Price of exercise clothes. (Or just use an old t-shirt and sweat pants like
What You Get:
Expanded mental energy
Better strength and endurance
Saved time from fewer sicknesses
It is important to keep growing.
Expand Your Mind
I powerfully believe that studying success like any subject you want to
master is an essential quest. But unlike learning a language or any other
new skill the process of studying success as well provides many benefits
which actually heighten our ability to learn the subject. Here are some
additional benefits to readying and studying success and personal
Reading success and personal development content has the natural side-
effect of bringing on feelings of optimism and desire.
Self-help books and success literature further you to focus your viewpoint
on the future and not brood in the past.
When you read personal development books you want to arrange new
goals for yourself.
Reading about success and successful individuals gives you something to
The stories and lessons found in self-help and personal development books
give hope that there is always something better waiting in your future.
You are forced to center on what is good in your life and in spite of any
challenges you are currently facing you are led to feel good about yourself
and your current position – there are always other people who have had it
worse and still hung in and were successful despite their situations.
These books and material promote you to imagine and picture what you
want for your life. These positive figures make you feel good.
Personal development books open your mind to fresh ideas, opportunities,
and ways to viewing things.
They instruct you to relate to others in a more positive and productive way.
If you really want to be successful or achieve whatever you want I advocate
that you surround yourself with success and self-help books, audio programs,
and magazines. Although the particular skills you will learn will be valuable,
the many side benefits of actually reading them will help you pull in what you
are looking for.
Reading more books every year does not have to consume all your spare time.
Cutting back on TV, carrying a book with you for lines and listening to audio
books during commutes can squeeze in more knowledge for less time.
Reading 15 minutes a day can help you read over 12 books a year. Squeezing
in 60 minutes can help you read over 50.
Price of Investment:
Small time expense.
Price of books (that’s what libraries are for…)
What You Get:
Learn more information
Bettered creativity and comprehending.
Quicker learning of related subjects for courses and work.
Utilize ideas to other areas of life for further benefits (Reading a nutrition
book improves your diet, etc.)
What It All Comes Down To
What does all of this really have to do with success?
The Bottom Line
The greatest asset you will ever possess is yourself. An asset is something
that is capable of making valuable donations to your success. In contrast,
liabilities are those things that lack the potential to make positive donations
to your success. A crucial lesson to learn in life is how to downplay
Liabilities come in all shapes and sizes. Some relationships can be a liability.
If the relationship takes away from your success in life more than it imparts
it would appear to be a liability. There is a cliché that fits well here; it says
“I can do badly all by myself.” I also like to use the ATM analogy, it goes like
this “If somebody is making more withdrawals than deposits they are a
liability to your account”.
Pluses on the other hand must be picked out. Assets must become
precedence in your life. You must learn to center on your assets. Most
assets have the potential to bestow more to the success of your life once
you invest in them. Investing is knowing how to change and move
resources around. Making a wise investment calls for giving resources to
an asset that we believe has the potential to increase our opportunities for
You are your biggest assets. Inherent within yourself is great potential.
Investing in yourself step-ups this potential. Investing in yourself as well
creates ways for you to release this potential. It would be a calamity to go
through life and never make an investment in yourself.
Most individuals who are really prospering in life have exposed the
potential they have within themselves. They made an investment in
themselves through training, training and skill development. These
investments are now paying off. A few individuals imply get paid for what
they know. Other people get paid for what they do.
I prefer getting paid for what I know as I am simply not into working very
hard just to survive. I believe there's a better way to live life than to spend
hours of our lives daily engaged in some arduous task.
A wise man once said, income is simply a reward for resolving problems.
The more complex the problem you are able to solve the more your
reward. You can solve many more problems when you invest in yourself.
Invest in yourself so that you’ll be able to resolve complex problems.
Educate and school yourself in order to step-up your potential for
success. Minimize liabilities.
Spend less time indulging in things that won’t result in a positive
contribution to your potentiality for success. Read more books, go to more
seminars and ask more questions of individuals who have
attained a particular level of success. Watch less TV and avoid
relationships with individuals who have absolutely nothing to chip in to
BE ALL YOU ARE ABLE TO BE! INVEST IN YOURSELF!