Y is for You are Your Biggest Asset

Y is for You are Your Biggest Asset

It’s not uncommon for us to put all of our energy into making sure we have the best assets in place for our lifestyle and wealth needs. And while it is important to grow your assets, it is also important to remember YOU are your biggest and best asset.

We often overlook our own selves in terms of being an asset. We may focus on the house or the second home, or our retirement fund. But how are you going to achieve prospering in these areas without investing in yourself first? After all, you are an asset that provides the skills and works hard to complete building your assets in the first place.

But how does one invest in oneself?

At this point, we all know that it is vital to invest in yourself. We also know that sometimes, it can be easier said than done. And it can be harder to know where to start to accomplish the things you want in life. 

A simple and significant investment in yourself is your education. This can start with a traditional 4-year degree or trade school. And if you know what type of career you want to pursue, it is essential to get the proper education for that field, so your starting salary is as high as possible. It may be a costly investment in the short term, but typically it will payout in the long run.

Education doesn’t stop after you get that degree. You need to make sure you are continually learning and growing within your field (or honestly, just for yourself) throughout your life. Not only are you more engaged in your work, but you become a valuable asset to others as well. Simply taking an extra class or consuming books and podcasts that are educational will help you gain new skills as you go through your life. 

Another important way to invest in yourself is to invest in your hobbies and health throughout your life. You can’t work until retirement if you are too unhealthy to do so. And while most of us would love to retire early, the human lifespan is increasing. Unless we have a robust personal life, the risk of becoming depressed and unhealthy in a lengthy retirement is high. Having your health and happiness is an important part of the more considerable asset that is yourself!

And while everyone’s journey is different, these basic guidelines will help you to focus less on material assets and instead work on and invest in your most significant asset: yourself. Because, after all, you are the one providing the life you will lead. And sometimes, it is best to focus on yourself. Everything else will fall into place.


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