Why investing in yourself is so powerful

and why you can’t afford not to…

Investing in yourself is one of the best returns on investments you will ever get. MNC Member Lou McArragher shares with us why it’s so powerful and what steps you can take to make a start.

Whether it’s investing in learning a new skill, developing yourself personally or professionally, tapping into your creativity or engaging a coach, you need to give to yourself first before you can give to others.

It is our responsibility to take the time to develop our gifts and talents, so we can best serve others and fulfil our purpose.

Investing in yourself sends a message that the value and potential that you possess and the purpose that you are here to serve is so important that you are going to give it the energy, space and time to grow, create results and impact the world.

Investing in yourself may be the most profitable investment you ever make. It yields not only future returns, but often a current pay-off as well.

The surest way to achieve a better quality life, to be successful, productive, and satisfied is to place a priority on investing in both personal and professional growth. The effort you put into consistently investing in yourself plays a large role in determining the quality of your life now and in the future.

When you’re willing to say yes, and take that leap of faith and invest in yourself, the universe will provide you with amazing rewards.

In addition to investing in your health and education investing in a coach can assist you in connecting fully with yourself, which allows for greater connection with others. Your coach is your partner in success. It is their job to support you in creating and implementing your transformation so you can become the best you that you can be and make the greatest impact.

When you invest in yourself, a world of opportunities will open up for you. And, if you have a business where you sell your services, you must know that no one will invest in you until you invest in yourself first.

Time and money are among the top reasons that we give for putting off things that would enrich our lives. But while you may believe you don’t have a lot of extra time or money lying around, it’s important to realise that often we cite those reasons not because we really can’t afford it or can’t make time for it, but instead because we fail to recognise the real value in investing in ourselves.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, investing in yourself will only serve to develop you, to grow you and to stretch you towards being the best version of yourself….can you afford not to?

How can coaching help you?

Coaching will develop:

  • A better understanding of and connection with yourself and others, which supports and regulates behaviour patterns
  • A better understanding about what you want for your life and how you will get there
  • An increased authenticity which creates more robust relationships
  • An awareness and removal of limiting beliefs preventing you from accessing your full potential
  • your leadership and management capability and an illumination of your ‘blind spots’

How can coaching help your business?

Coaching will create:

  • Clear strategic goals and messaging
  • Authentic and congruent leadership
  • A coaching culture, encouraging honest feedback with added value
  • Improved employee engagement
  • Improved business performance through teams that support and challenge each other

Developing you as a leader means understanding your ‘why’. It is about supporting and challenging you to find your own unique voice and to re-discover what’s important to you. It means ensuring that you take responsibility for your part to play and lead by example not position. Inspiring and credible leadership empowers and engages. It recognises that growth and learning come not from fear of making mistakes but from the learning opportunity that that mistake provides.

When will you next invest in yourself?

Find Lou at LM HR consulting.

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