Do you know of an investment that will surely pay off big in the future? No financial investment is ever guaranteed to bring back huge returns except investing in yourself. Investing in yourself will upgrade your potential and help you to transform your future for the better. The best time to start is now.
While you work to enhance the growth of your career, company or business, you should not forget your personal growth so you can live a well-balanced life. Here are 5 ways that you can start investing in yourself.
You are at your lowest point in life. You are in pain but you know deep inside that you cannot stay in that state forever. Life goes on and it will not stop and wait for you until you are ready. You have heard of many success stories from people who overcame their lowest point in life. You believe that you too have what it takes to do the same. You are not just sure on where to begin.
Both IQ and EQ play significant roles in your overall success in life. Your IQ indicates your level of intelligence while your EQ shows your ability to handle and control your emotions.
There are many available standardized tests online if you want to find out your IQ score. Don’t worry if your IQ is below average. Although having a high IQ will give you an advantage, it is not a guarantee for success. It only measures your potential for success. In fact, studies reveal that your EQ is more important than your IQ. Statistics show that about 90% of successful individuals have high emotional intelligence as compared to only 20% who have high IQ.
Imagine you are alone on a boat in the middle of the river when the boat suddenly starts to sink. There are no people around and you don’t know how to swim. What will you do?
Will you try your best to learn how to swim? Will you shout at the top of your lungs hoping that somebody out there will hear you? Will you try to stay afloat by holding onto something? How will you answer the question? If you are the average person, you will probably come up with several different answers on how to survive and get out of the situation. But if you are a high IQ individual, your answer will simply be to stop imagining.
Most children grew up listening to their parents’ monologue, “Study hard. Get good grades so that you can get a good job and become successful later on.” This is not surprising since all parents want their children to be successful in life. Some parents even take their achievement goals for their children to the extremes. It is a simple formula, study + good grades = success. Unfortunately, life is more complicated than that.
You have finally acknowledged that you need a mentor to fast track your way to success. It is now time for you to look for a good mentor. Do remember though that there are some things that you need to consider first before finding one.
Life is exciting. We all want to create and accomplish something that we can call our own – something that we can be proud of. However, the reality is it is not always easy. Life is hard. There will be many obstacles along the way. True, we can just try to navigate it on our own and learn from the process. That is one way of doing it. But, what if there is a shortcut?
During the long weekend, I was looking for something to watch on Netflix when I stumbled upon a title that piqued my interest. It was a Taiwanese drama entitled Life Plan A and B. It was only 6 episodes long so I gave it a try.
Some of us have issues with co-workers or team mates at work and this takes away our enthusiasm for going to work. You may have a work mate that stresses you out and you don’t know what to do with them anymore. If you are a leader in your work, issues related to team members not getting along well are even more problematic and can really be a headache.
Starting a business is hard. Making your business a success is even harder. If you think that a brilliant idea coupled with a sound business plan is enough, think again. There will always be moments of uncertainties. Different challenges will arise on a daily basis like hiring the right people, branding, market positioning, customer care, money management and even personal fatigue.
It all started with lechon manok (roasted chicken). Then, it was followed by shawarma, milk tea, donuts, cupcakes then frozen yogurts. These are just some of the food crazes that hit Manila by storm. A handful of people who invested in such crazes definitely cashed in some profits. Unfortunately, although there were a few gainers, there were more losers. Take shawarma for example, out of all those stores that proliferated in the country in the 80s, almost all already closed their businesses a long time ago.
Can you remember what your dream was when you were young? Did you want to become a doctor, an engineer or a movie star? What are you doing right now? Are you doing your dream job or did you settle for a job that is more financially rewarding?Read More »