In this series, I’m sharing “other” ways to invest beyond standard 401(k), 403(b), 457, TSP, Traditional or Roth IRA, mutual fund, stock, or bond investments.
Part Two Invest In Yourself
The greatest investment one can make is him/herself. Investments into education and skills training can pay off far better by providing increased earnings potential. I was able to pursue my dream of helping others accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances. One of the key first steps was to make the investment of time, energy, and money to write and publish I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. It literally cost me hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to accomplish this dream, but the investment has paid off!
As a result of taking this “risk”, I have been able to literally teach over 100,000 people and hear thousands of stories of financial freedom being achieved across the globe. This business has enabled me to further expand my dream to the point that I have been able to acquire another company and serve even more people across the world.
Questions To Ask Yourself
- Do I have a dream that I’ve always wanted to pursue?
- What can I do today that would make a difference tomorrow?
- Do I see a need where I can do something that addresses it?
- Where can I personally add value to other people?
Read the entire series (available after 9/30/2011)