One of the things I see continually online is people being drained of their resources. Their time, their energy, even their finances. And then, due to the sting of that, they will stop investing into things out of fear of being burned. Or they’ll invest money and time into something that doesn’t end up serving them.
The problem with both of these scenarios is that investment is crucial to your growth. And I’m not talk about just money. I’m talking about time. About self care. In this weeks episode of the Blog Fuel podcast, Kirsten and I are tackling investment. As in knowing when and how to invest in yourself.
- Facebook Messenger has a new feature. Called Facebook Day. I don’t particularly love it but you can be the judge of that one!
- Kirsten didn’t have a Live option from her computer on Facebook at the time of recording. But we can cease complaining because hallelujah, she finally has it!
- Speaking of Facebook, they’re testing a cool new feature. The “continue watching” prompt!
- Since we’re talking about investments of money, time and care, let’s talk about retreats. If you join a HomeGrown Bloggers retreat, you’ll end up having lots of laugh, learning out the wazoo and maybe a “family sized” bottle of wine or two. (Please note: family sized is absolutely a joke!)
- Investing in yourself is absolutely essential to your growth, not just within your business but as a person. You have to be willing to invest money, time and care into you heart, mind and body.
- When you’re working online, investing in yourself can make you feel about 100 times more legit. Because you’ve officially told yourself it’s time to take this whole thing seriously. It’s time to be a business owner, not a hobbyist.
- While feeling legit is absolutely a perk, you’re actually giving yourself some accountability as well! By having some skin in the game, you’ll be more motivated to buckle down to earn your investment back!
- Self investment shows. And it makes you seem like a more credible business owner. If you spend no time or money on yourself or your business, people will notice. And it won’t be in a positive way.
- Investing money is all well and good… but it doesn’t mean a thing if you’re not willing to invest the time! When you invest in any aspect of your business or life, you must also be willing to invest time into learning and implementation. Knowing something is great but it amounts to nothing if you don’t use it.
- Self care is one of the most often overlooked areas of investment. And it’s arguably the most important. Because when you care for yourself, you’re able to really put effort and intention into what you do. Avoiding self care will lead to burn out and sadness.
- In order to feel more at ease about self care, feel free to schedule it! Set alarms throughout the day to remind you to stretch. Go for a walk with your dog over lunch. Even try working from different places every now and again! It’s important to change things up!
- You are not your business. It is an extension of you. You own it. It does not own you. And your value is not defined by how hard you hustle or how many numbers you have.
- Good investments always equal a great return on investment.