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In an interview with Forbes magazine, billionaire Warren Buffet – perhaps the world’s most successful investor – said, “Ultimately, there’s one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t used yet.”
He went on to talk about how he was terrified of public speaking in his early adulthood and signed up for a $100 course to overcome his fears. Which changed his life.
According to the successful billionaire, you can exponentially increase your potential by simply being able to communicate better.
In the interview, Buffet goes on to say, “address whatever you feel your weaknesses are, and do it now. Whatever you want to learn more, start doing it today. Don’t put it off to your old age.”
These words couldn’t ring truer to me. I started truly investing in myself in my mid-20s. That’s when I decided that I wanted more out of life – and out of myself.
Before that, I was a quiet, shy, and timid guy. I was passive in both my communication and my actions, and while I had a perfectly ok life – it certainly wasn’t anything like the life I wanted.
So I started focusing on myself. I signed up for courses, I read books, I got coaching, I talked to people.
And, more importantly, I did the work. I went out and practiced, challenged myself, and tried new things.
Over the course of the next few months, my life started to change. My dating life went from being non-existent to better than ever before. I started making new friends. My confidence hit an all-time high. Even my work improved, and I was promoted.
And even today I continue to invest in myself first and foremost, and I couldn’t dream of a better life.
I get to live it in my favorite place on earth, with most of my favorite people, doing my favorite things in all my favorite ways.
And it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t chosen progress and personal growth over anything else all those years ago.
And I see the same changes happening for many of my coaching clients and the students of my online courses. Or, to be more precise: I see the same changes in those of you who invest in yourself.
Those who choose to invest their time, their energy, and their resources in their own future.
Because it is those who prioritize themselves, and the things they need to create the life they want to have, that succeed.
Those who spend their time working on themselves more than they do idly surfing the internet. Or who put their money towards something educational or helpful rather than the newest game or toy. Those who choose to challenge themselves a little every day, instead of choosing comfort over and over again.
Those are the people who create the lives they dream of.
What are you going to put your time, energy, and resources towards next that will help you build the life you want?
Make the choice now and commit to it. I guarantee that you will thank yourself in the future. I know I do, every day.
Investing in communication and social circles.
And if your investment in yourself is related to communication or social circles, I have a good place for you to start 😉
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Udemy student review:
“The course is amazingly helpful. It contains a lot of information, backgrounds, explanations and examples about the common issues with communications and how to solve them. TJ explains the subject clearly and simply and takes the necessary time to explain everything. (…) 100% recommended” – Moises Lorenzo León.
Udemy student review:
“Simple and efficient. Perfectly realistic advice! So I would say…dare to apply this training and get what you want! Already working for me!” – Albert Fernandez.
Udemy student review:
“This course helped me understand the thoughts and ideas that were behind my inhibitions and lack of confidence. With each new lesson, I began to grow in knowledge and skills on how to present myself to others better and communicate with more confidence! Take this course if you want to be guided by someone who truly understands and identifies with people who struggle with social confidence. T.J. addresses the issues holding you back and offers many solutions, skills tricks, and tips to help you increase your confidence!” — Flo Bell.