Take a moment to go look in the mirror. The person looking back at you is the greatest asset in your possession. No matter what is going on in your career, relationships or financial life, the person looking at you in the mirror has the value and ability to create great returns in every area of your life.
Do you want a great career?
Invest in yourself. Enhance your current marketability by taking additional training courses or by obtaining certifications. In order to continue increasing your value and salary potential in the workplace, add skills and certifications to your resume. Even if you’re in the midst of transitioning careers, be willing to put in the necessary time and research for success in whatever area you choose to go into. No one can keep you from achieving your career aspirations as long as you’re willing to pursue your goals and NEVER give up.
Do you want great relationships?
Invest in yourself. You are the common denominator in every one of the relationships in your life. You have the ability to invest and add value to each of your relationships, including yourself, family, friends or romantic interests.
Start by establishing a positive view of yourself.
Having a healthy self-esteem is a pivotal factor in all of your interpersonal relationships. Having a healthy self-view allows you to add value to the lives of others. Next, share new insights with your family, so they can share in your growth and development. People, including your family, appreciate receiving information that can help them live better lives.
Continue by referring new potential opportunities to your friends so they know you are looking out for them and have their best interests in mind. Creating great friendships often begins with your ability to be a GREAT friend. Finally, most everyone desires to have productive and loving romantic relationships. I’m sure you do too. Invest in the things that will make you a GREAT friend. Romantic relationships without friendship usually fail. Begin with love, respect, communication and sacrifice. Great friendships provide solid foundations to explore potential romantic relationships.
Do you want a great financial life?
Invest in yourself. There are plenty of resources available to help you organize your financial life. Begin here at BlackEnterprise.com where information is available for topics like budgeting, saving, investing, estate planning and more. By investing in yourself, you create healthy habits, increase your financial knowledge and develop a base of knowledge that can be transferred to your family. A prosperous financial life positions you to have access to resources and enhanced lifestyle opportunities.
Remember you are your greatest asset.
I’ve explored a few areas above, but there are definitely others. Be willing to invest in yourself in order to generate the biggest return for your life.
Kenny Pugh is a Life & Relationship Strategist, Author of ‘Can You Do It Standing Up?’, Speaker, HLN Contributor, Host of the Chat Kafe Radio Show (http://www.chatkafeonline.com), singles leader and sought-after speaker on singleness, relationships, finances and life. You can find more information about Kenny at http://www.kennypugh.com. You can follow him on Facebook at Kenny Pugh or on Twitter @mrkennypugh.