posted on: 3/11/2012 8:05:13 AM EST
Invest In Yourself - Enrich Your Life
Invest in yourself, six secrets to a rich life, be in business for yourself

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Invest In Yourself - You are Worth It

Invest in yourself - you are the only person who truly knows what you want to be and what you want to achieve.

Until recently, I always looked at investing from the perspective of the "financial" approach to life. Put money in the bank, bonds, stock, etc to create wealth and security. That was my understanding of "investing in yourself".

But I now realise that is not a total "invest in yourself" strategy, it is only one aspect of it.

I read a great article on what investing in yourself consists of. The article on "Invest in Yourself: Six Secrets to a Rich Life" ( ). The article provides an overview of 6 key areas that form part of a total Invest In Yourself strategy, and highlights the key information covered in a book of the same name.

Invest In Yourself - The Principles

The 6 secrets covered briefly in the Invest in Yourself article (and in more detail in the book) are:

Make Your Own Lifestyle Decisions
Put Your Family First
Wherever You Work, Be in Business for Yourself
Make the Most of the Money You Bring Home
Turn Your Debts into Golden Investments
Map Out Your Own Financial Future

I enjoyed reading the 6 principles set out in this article because they are easy to understand and simply make sense.

The one that stood out to me was number 3 - Invest in Yourself - Wherever You Work, Be in Business for Yourself. Specifically the statement:

"But if you've been reading this already know... our favorite game plan for hedging your bets is having an Ace in the Hole, a very small business (or two) that you start on the cheap."

This struck me as very good advice - especially since it is a strategy I have now adopted. I realised that relying on a JOB as my sole income stream was actually a risk (hey you can get fired at any moment, the business fails, and you are left with no fallback situation).

Invest In Yourself - How To Start the "very small business (or two)"

Now I have to declare that I have not read the book, so I cannot state that what I am doing to establish a small business is one of the strategies it details. I can only tell you that what I am doing meets the broad principleof establishing a small business cheap.

So how did I invest in myself and start a small business (or 2)? Quite simply I realised that establishing a "traditional" small business would involve too much time and cost (25 years ago that was the only way to really do it).

What I realised was that there are many opportunities to establish a small business on line and at low cost. So I researched what was on offer (armed with the knowledge that there are a lot of scams out there in ether world).

And what did I find? I found a small business opportunity that, for me, was a no brainer - I could build my business part time, was not going to "empty my bank account", was simple to understand and removed most of the "hard stuff" (you can check it out at if you are interested).

I found the article I read to place into perspective the principles that I have always known but could not articulate properly. To realise I was on the "right track" was a great feeling, and I am so glad that I took action to invest in myself and start my own business.

PS: And remember - the only person you can count on to secure your future is YOU!!!

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