I got this in my Dave Lavinsky email newsletter the other day, thought I should share.
What would you do if I handed you an investment opportunity for 2010 that was guaranteed to have a massive return?
Would you jump on it?
How about if I gave you proof that this investment opportunity yielded significant returns last year, and the year before that, and the year before that.....
Are you interested now?
Have you guessed what this investment opportunity is yet?
No, it's not gold, or stocks, or real estate.
So what is this investment?
It is investing in you.
More specifically, it is investing in improving your skills, so that your brain becomes a bigger and bigger asset. An asset that can generate more and more revenues and profits well into the future.
I want you to think for a second. What one skill set, if you became great at it, would revolutionize your success? If you were amazing at closing sales, would it help? If you became a phenomenal communicator? Or if you gained world-class internet marketing skills? Would these skills allow you to realize more success?
Every one of us can become much more successful if we improve our skills.
But for most, we don't do anything about it. Did you know that the average American spends $7.58 per day on fast food and coffee? Imagine that money was spent by those individuals to improve their skills.
Actually, there are those among us who constantly invest in improving their skills. And they're very easy to spot. They are the ones who have started, run and/or manage the fastest growing and best run companies.
Yes, successful people realize that the best investment they can make is the investment in themselves. It's the one investment that gives back year after year after year.
Don't have time to take a class or read a book? Well, then you can burn CDs to listen to in your car or on your MP3 player.
Did you know that in 2009 I listened to over 100 expert interviews, business book summaries and tutorials, just while driving to and from work?
How much more valuable have I become. How much more revenue will this learning equate to in 2010? Only time will tell, but I can guarantee you that I will reap a tremendous ROI on this education.
I hope that 2010 will be your year to really improve your skills and maximize your success. It is a sacrifice. But a sacrifice well worth taking.