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Self Development : YOU are your most important investment

So, ask yourself the question: “Do I invest enough time in my self-development?” Most of us will say “Not enough” and come up with various excuses and reasons as to why not.

These include excuses such as:

 ·      I don’t have time;

·      I’m far too busy;

·      My boss or company won’t invest in me;

·      I was going to but…

Today’s working environment is becoming increasingly challenging and competitive. New technologies are being introduced so quickly into our working environments and daily lives, that by the time you will have read this page, somebody will have invented a new technology to make everything quicker and easier. So, are you keeping yourself up-to-date or are you being left behind?

Take a minute to reflect:

 ·      What will your business and industry look like in the next two to five years? You may have plenty of skills and experience that you have gained over recent years, but will those skills still be relevant over the coming years?

·      Are you able to keep pace with the relentless change in technology or are you already being left behind?

·      Can you remain relevant to the younger generation? They think more than one step ahead and are full of new and innovative ideas to make our world turn faster and faster.

Like it or not, it’s the new reality.

You need to ensure that you have the right skills, attributes, and mindset to keep yourself employable for however many working years you have left before retirement.

Whatever your dreams and aspirations are now, how are you going to pay for them all? The greatest investment you can make is in you. Your personal development, your skills and your mindset

It is tough out there, but don’t despair, help is at hand if you:

 ·      Have a plan

·      Can be honest with yourself

·      Work hard

·      Are totally motivated and organised

·      Constantly learn and develop yourself

·      Seek out new experiences and challenges

·      Make the right decisions and choices

·      Create the right future that best serves you

Procrastination is not an option though!

I know I harp on about it, but the greatest investment you can make is in you…in your personal development, your skills, and your mindset.

My book, Future Proof Yourself, will help you develop all those things.

Extracts taken from the Introduction – Future Proof Yourself by David Yeabsley. 

You can find more details on this and other future proofing yourself ideas in my new book: Future Proof Yourself via:

The Endless Bookcase or Amazon

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