I recently traveled to Omaha, Nebraska for a speech on Taking Charge of Your Career. The corporate client hired me to deliver tools and inspiration to help the women have the tools necessary to get ahead in their career. On the way home, I saw this sign in the airport of Warren Buffet’s college yearbook – his photo and a quote. I wish I had seen it when I landed because I would have quoted him. He said “Invest in Yourself”. It seems simple, but sometimes we forget how important it is for our personal and professional development.
What does it mean to invest in yourself? Here’s what I think it means:
– Spend time reading business books, not just fiction
– Watch the arts – a play, a concert, a symphony, not just TV
– Exercise your heart AND eyes by walking outdoors and taking in nature, not just walking on a treadmill
– Slow down and recharge your energy
– Ask for help
– Take a class that stretches you outside of your comfort zone
– Focus on your education – formal and informal
That’s my list. I’d love to hear what it means for you to invest in yourself. After all, it worked out pretty good for Warren Buffett!
From your heeding wise words of wisdom from Warren motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman