I’m a strong believer that personal development is one of the best investments you could ever make.
The reason is really simple.
Improving yourself, working on your awareness, improving your skills and knowledge about how you can maximize your potential… all of that is an investment into the greatest asset you’ll always have:
I know from my own experience that this is true.
And I know it from the fact that almost every financially successful person started out with a transformation to become the person who is then able to achieve that kind of success.
Personal development comes first, financial success follows.
It’s not the other way around.
How People Started Who “Made it” Financially
For instance Jeff Walker, a guy who is now famously known as the “$400 million dollar man” (yes, that’s $400,000,000; source: Forbes).
In one of his product launches he actually had a million dollar hour (making $1MM in 1 hour).
When he told his story in one of his videos the underlying message of him starting out with personal development didn’t surprise me at all. In this blog post he says:
“One of the big reasons I’m where I’m at today is because about 15 years ago, after watching an infomercial over and over…
At the time my life was totally flat lining – I wasn’t going anywhere, and I had no prospects. And I had almost no money whatsoever. Spending that $129 was a HUGE decision.
But, like I said… I suspended my disbelief, and I went ahead and picked up the phone and ordered the product. As soon as the product came, I tore into it. I followed every single step…
I was desperate to change my life…
And that was the start of everything… my life went from flat lining onto a trajectory that I still have a hard time believing. I can easily trace everything back to buying that course and going through it.”
Another great example is a person named Brendon Burchard, (another amazingly successful internet marketer) who was in a car accident, which was the one event making him think about his “miserable life” (as he called it).
He got inspired, went into a cycle of personal development and reshaping his life, and went on to create 4 different multi-million dollar products, one per year!
The Best Investment You Could Ever Make
My husband Don and I actively work on our personal development; developing our mindset, our goal-setting ability, our time-management… and we can honestly credit the success of our marriage, our personal outlook on life and our ability to make money, directly to the investment we've made to grow ourselves.
Grow internally first. Then reap the benefits.
So my message is simple but profound: Invest into yourself first.
This is something I strongly believe in. You have to learn these personal techniques that take you forward.
Invest into your own personal development and master yourself and your mind.
Build a strong mindset, discover your purpose in life and learn to tap into your passion. Build a powerful vision and learn to set goals and take action on them. Learn to focus your mind effectively and learn the foundation of time-management and productivity. And then act on it.
This will pay off! Big time.