As the registers ring in the Christmas season today, I feel compelled to share a few thoughts that hopefully will assist you in moving forward instead of falling back over the next several weeks. I want to discuss why you should strongly consider making a good investment over a good purchase. It’s really simple economics ; use your resources in areas that can give you the greatest return on your investment. The reality is many of us will buy things this Christmas season that won’t even be thought of or used at this time next year. So I implore you to give serious thought to using some resources for the three most important assets you possess: yourself, your health, and your wealth.
Invest in Yourself
Take some money that you currently have allocated to toys and trinkets, and redirect a portion of it into your own development. I know I’m going to lose some people on this next statement, but I must say it. BUY SOME BOOKS!
42% of college graduates never read a book after they graduate.
33% of high school graduates never read another book after graduation
Don’t allow these stats to describe you! Reading is the most powerful way to keep your brain growing, stretching, and improving. It appears that we can reduce our risks of brain-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Dementia by continuing to stimulate our brains. Reading also increases your chances of winning in whatever endeavor your choose. This Christmas season, pick up a NON-FICTION book that addresses an area in your life that you would like to improve. If you would like a few recommendations, give me a shout! I would be honored to get you started.
Invest in Your Health
We have one vehicle to get us through our brief journey on Earth. We have one opportunity to be good stewards of our body. Many of you are methodical and meticulous with the upkeep of your cars, but you are grossly neglecting the upkeep of the most important vehicle in your possession – your own body! Invest in some better foods. Don’t fall for the lie that eating healthy is too expensive. If you simply cut out some bad habits and replace them with good ones, you probably won’t be spending much more money. For instance, add up how much money you spend monthly on fast food, cigarettes, alcohol, and junk food. All of these funds could immediately be used for healthy alternatives without spending EXTRA money. Many of us don’t need MORE funds; we just need a reallocation of current funds.
I also recommend that you invest in a few basic nutritional supplements. We simply can’t get all of our nutrients with our diets, no matter how healthy. I’ll talk more about that in the coming weeks. I know it can be unnerving and unsettling to walk into your local vitamin store with so many different products! Don’t fret; we can help you. My wife and I have been loyal users of Nutrilite vitamins for the last five years, and I honestly don’t believe there are better products anywhere. And there’s no need to break the bank or fill up a cart with 20 different items. We recommend three simple items that can get you started. Click here to learn more.
Invest in Your Wealth
I’m all for the typical investments in mutual funds, stocks, and bonds, but I don’t believe that is your greatest opportunity for long-term success. I passionately advocate EVERYONE who has the incredible privilege to participate in the free enterprise system as an entrepreneur. The vehicle that offers the greatest financial ROI is a business because it comes with no ceiling and little restraints. Investing in the market is putting faith in someone else to perform well. Investing in your own enterprise is putting faith in yourself to get the job done. Who do your think has your best interest at heart? That’s right, YOU DO! Don’t leave your financial future SOLELY in the hands of your employer or other companies. Take some ownership of your destiny!
The introduction of the internet has made owning a business so simple and inexpensive; we really have no excuses. We have owned an internet-based business for almost five years now, and it was the best decision we could have ever made. 2013 presents us the opportunity to match my full-time salary at my job, and that is exciting! And the cool thing is everyone can do what we’ve done. We would love to help you take steps to win financially this upcoming year. Click here to learn more about what we do.
As you stand in check out lines this holiday season or click on the check out button at your favorite retail websites, think about our discussion. Commit to being more than a spender. You’re better than that. I challenge you to become a serious investor in yourself, your health, and your wealth.