Wise words from one of the richest men in the world

Wise Words of Wisdom

Wise Words of Wisdom

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


Marilyn Sherman, CSP is a Front-Row Leadership Expert helping people get out of the balcony and get a front-row seat in life. For over 20 years she has inspired audiences with topics on Visioning, Goal Achievement and having a No More Excuses attitude! Check out her fun, dynamic style at http://www.MarilynSherman.com

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  1. Awesome quote. And I agree. And we are all going to see it from a different perspective – maybe even changing depending on the season of life we are in. But here's what it means to me:

    1. Invest in yourself – Use your money to bet on yourself, not another horse. Stay away from get-rich quick schemes, and trusting others to bring you wealth. Put money into YOUR dream and the tools that will benefit you directly.

    2. Believe in yourself. You are your best investment. This means that you should know you are worthy of investing in. Trust your gifts and skills and talents and dream.

  2. Great reminder for everyone! Bankers, teachers, motivational speakers or anyone looking to live life to the fullest – by THEIR definition! 

  3. HERE HERE to Kelly's 2nd point!!  Marilyn, you made me keenly aware of areas in my life and career that need extra "development"  Thanks for the great list!!

  4. Marilyn, I so connect with your list. As motivational speakers we must continue to invest in ourselves to stay on top of our craft. And, we need to remember to invest in our friendships with like-minded individuals. Those I truly enjoy spending time with, like you, are curious and interested in growig and learning. Perhaps it's because I was raised by a teacher, but I still believe that school is never out for the pro.

  5. Thanks Marilyn – this is great!  I would also add to that list "Take Risks!"  It may be scary to think about stepping outside our comfort zone, but only by doing so can we understand what is our potential.  

  6. I took a defensive driving class. Does that count?

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