Posted on Nov 20, 2013 by Dani Johnson
Yesterday we talked about some “big picture” income investments, which form the backbone of building lasting financial security. But today, I want to discuss an even BIGGER and definitely the MOST important investment you could ever make!
It’s not some secret stock tip, not the hottest market trend, not even the latest currency updates. It’s you! Your income and your skill sets are directly linked together. This one major thing never involves a risk and always pays off a high return on your investment. The one, never-lose, sure thing is any investment in yourself.
Let’s face it, if your skill sets are average, you probably have an average paycheck with an average chance to move up in your career. If you aren’t working to improve your skill sets, you will likely remain stuck in “average-ville” forever.
Put your career on the fast track
Do you fear the “glass ceiling” and its limitations on your career? You know, where it feels like there are no promotions, raises or career growth in sight? Have you ever considered that It might not be your company holding you back? It could be your mindset! You can break through your ceiling and launch your career into the stratosphere.
You hear what I’m saying? If you are looking to break free of your current rut, you need to invest in your skill sets. This makes you more valuable in the marketplace and will increase your income, as well.
If you have a job, you probably think you’re done learning. You’ve stopped working on your skills and have settled into mediocrity, content to just “tread water.” But, even worse, if you aren’t working on yourself, your value in the marketplace is actually decreasing and you’ve gone from treading water to professionally drowning!
The marketplace is always changing, growing and moving on to the next big thing. If you haven’t added to the same skills you learned fresh out of high school or college, you are already BEHIND.
If you’re in the medical field, it doesn’t matter when you graduated. Nurses and doctors alike HAVE to stay up-to-date, because medical practices, medicines, treatments, protocols and research constantly change! Would you go to a doctor who was still practicing 20th Century medicine? Hello, think of everything that’s changed in almost 14 years!
Do you still cling to those “computer training” classes you took those same 14 years ago? Just as you expect your doctor to remain current, so does the marketplace… putting this on your resume makes you look as outdated as someone who’s so “last century!”
Today, I want you to think about making 2 major investments in YOURSELF:
- What skills do you have that are losing value? How can you brush up, update or better that skill set?
- What new skill can you learn to add value to your knowledge?
Everyone has something unique to offer to the marketplace. Do you want your skills to become overlooked or outdated? Or do you want to grow your skills and your value, along with your paycheck?
Share with me what new skill you’d like to refine or learn below. And make sure to “Like” today’s message. Tonight is the Spiritual Equipping Broadcast at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT. Join us then!
In great faith,