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how to invest in yourself?

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Seifeldin’s Answer

1. Develop Your Skills
Improving your skills doesn’t always mean investing in higher education, though that’s surely an option, and perhaps a necessary one depending upon your career field. Investing in your knowledge and skills can take many forms.

In addition, expanding your level of knowledge and skill isn’t limited to the business arena and doesn’t necessarily need to be formal. There are many “skill investment” avenues.

Advance Your Education
Extra classes, advanced degrees, and relevant certifications, are all valuable investments. Take classes, either in person or online. (Lifehack also offers different online courses that help you to break free from your limits.)

If you’re interested in getting ahead in your career, this may be a great place to start to invest in yourself as extra skills will open more doors. Set goals around your education and start investing time in research.

Utilize Available Training
Enroll in workshops, attend conferences, or participate in webinars. Many of these are free for participants, so take advantage of them as often as possible.

Expand Your Knowledge
There’s a lot of information available on nearly any subject imaginable. To invest in yourself, read books, peruse articles, watch TED talks or YouTube videos…anything related to the talent or skill you want to work on.

Keep Current
Stay up-to-date on the latest trends or advancements. Subscribe to publications, read blogs of experts, and follow the latest news.

2. Explore Your Creative Side
There is a fountain of creativity within most of us that has never been tapped or certainly hasn’t been used to its highest potential. We may need to unearth and hone our individual creativity by learning a new skill or spending time on something that brings us joy.

Creativity in any form helps us to grow personally and professionally, to view problems and solutions in different ways, and to utilize other parts of our mind that may have been previously untapped. It’s important to keep in mind that creativity has many faces. It’s far broader than being a painter or sculptor; it’s also about trying new things.

3. Nurture Your Mind and Body
Nurturing both your mind and body allows you to have more to give now and in the future—more energy, knowledge, compassion, ideas, strength, and physical and mental endurance.

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Yumi’s Answer

Keep learning. Once you identify the area of your interest, there are many ways to learn. Some costs money, others could be free. Select a specific topic that you would like to learn and assess the best way to learn. If you want to gain a fundamental knowledge of something, free seminar or continuing education program in your town could be a great way to lean on a most cost effective way.
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Sam’s Answer

Paul, this question is remarkable. It's important to do a self evaluation to see what approach you should take, and what to focus on. Questions you should ask yourself are

1. What am I good at?
2. What could I be better at?
Once you have the answers to the two questions above, find a youtube video, read a book, or ask your peers/parents how you could develop these skills. Focus on what you're good at - lets call these your "Strengths". Focus on your strenghts to make them even stronger - this will make you stand out from the crowd.
4. Who do I know that could help me develop myself?
Asking other people with experience is a very important piece to developing your skill set, as they can coach you on certain things.

Never stop being hungry for knowledge, and learn about everything you can - this will take you far.
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Shruti’s Answer

Hi! There are many ways to invest in yourself. This can be by taking classes that may help your skills, furthering your education, realizing what skills you need help with, and taking action. It is also important to take care of yourself while doing this and not to push yourself too much. Mental health is important and investing in yourself starts first with realizing ways that you need to grow and taking action while also taking care of yourself
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Cody’s Answer

This is a great question! I would spend time thinking about what your interest and talents are. Even think about classes you have taken in school and think about what subjects were enjoyable learning. From there, you can sign up for other classes and even school groups that are relevant to your interest and strengths. Also look into volunteer or work opportunities in your area that would allow you to gain experience and exposure to the related subject.
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Ahmed’s Answer

- You have to know what you want to be and what work you will do, then set your priorities and start focusing on the skills that will make you unique.
- Expand Your Knowledge read books,watch video . take courses anything related to the talent or skill you want to work on.
Thank you comment icon thank you for the advice will use to better myself in the future paul
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Hilda’s Answer

Work on identifying areas you would like to grow in and improve and either take courses, get job experience or otherwise increase your knowledge and understanding of those areas.
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Mohamed’s Answer

Investing in yourself can be achieved via different ways, mainly includes, discovering your talent and skills in specific area, once discovered and known, start to work on it. Working on your skills and the thing your are outstanding in it can be performed through reading more in relation to this, having courses and learning more academic ideas "related to this talent" in order that you would enhance this talent via the most possible ways you can do, Once this "Talent" is grown, you as a person have the enough experience related to this "Talent". At this point of time, you will simply discover that you've invested in yourself in the right way, once upon a day...


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David’s Answer

One way of looking at this is determining what your unique talent stack is and what skills might be needed for whichever career/life trajectory you are looking to achieve. It's helpful to take an assessment of what skills you believe you are proficient in now and which you think will help you advance further. Some skill sets such as persuasion and effective writing may not seem applicable to certain fields, but are ones that more often than not will be useful and can make you a standout with complementing your existing skill set.
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