Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Indra Nooyi, Elon Musk – One common characteristic that these billionaires share, of course apart from being billionaires, is that the key to their larger-than-life success lies in having made an investment in themselves early on in their lives. After all, investing in yourself is one of the best investments you can make, one with the highest ROI. But too often, we have failed to make this investment for various reasons. Lack of time or money or interest or belief, the list of reasons can be dauntingly endless. We are often overwhelmed by the seemingly urgent, low-priority, everyday tasks that making time for our own well-being and growth can sometimes be the last thing on our minds. However, the success stories of these billionaire entrepreneurs are testament to the idea that making an investment in our own self holds a very real value, which can be recognized as they compound over time.
“Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents, nobody can tax it or take it away from you. They can run up huge deficits and the dollar can become worth far less. You can have all kinds of things happen. But if you’ve got talent yourself, and you’ve maximized your talent, you’ve got a tremendous asset that can return ten-fold.”
There is a wealth of benefits that can be reaped once you start investing in yourself consistently. Here are some of those benefits that can positively inspire you to start making that investment right away:
“He who has a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any ‘how’.”
“I’m a Commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and have completed CA (Rank holder), CFA(USA), FRM(USA), CAIA(USA), CCRA, CIPM, AIM and CS. At present, I am a visiting faculty at St. Xavier’s College, NSE, BSE; B-Schools like iLead, BIBS along with several other institutes; am a full-time trainer for CFA, FRM and SFM – CA Final. Provide trainings at organizations like Tata Interactive Systems, Volvo-Eicher(VECV), Genpact, AIITA, EIRC-ICAI, Saregama, Quaker Chem, Century Ply, AUM Capital etc. on Finance and Advance Excel.