Invest in You

Invest in Yourself

The majority of life’s investments are not overnight successes. All investments require dedication, time and perseverance. Are you ready to take the journey for your self-investment? This journey is a rigorous process from beginning to end. Please note, there may never be a true end to the process. As we uncover growth and potential, it will lead to various opportunities. Don’t be afraid to continuously evolve. Embrace it.

Over the next couple of months, let’s remove the layers and become vulnerable. I am willing to invest in you by dedicating the next four blogs to your investment stages.

Let’s Explore

Do you care for others more than yourself? How often do you carve out time or invest in yourself? Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly? Or you just don’t recall? Do you believe in yourself? Have you thought about your value/your worth?

For some it may be difficult to answer these questions. If it is difficult for you, it is time for you to start the investment process.

Over a month ago, I attended a seminar in which we were given a dollar. We were asked to evaluate the meaning of the dollar. Starting with the back of the dollar, we reviewed the meaning of the words “Annuit Coeptis”. Annuit Coeptis is a Latin term and it means “God has favored, our undertaking”.

Your Undertaking/Your Mission

The statement “God has favored, our undertaking” is powerful when you stop and really think about it. Key words are “undertaking” and “favored.”  Undertaking is the pledge or promise to do something. Favor is the preferred. In Coaching, the statement is translated as “when you undertake a desire/passion, you should evaluate the return or value.” Once you discover and label the value, you are favored to succeed.

The questions you have to ask yourself are – Have you discovered your hidden desires or the desires that you keep pushing away? Have you discovered your investment within yourself?

Take it Deeper

Before we can answer the proposed questions, let’s chat about how you value yourself and what you have to offer. Anything positive we give to the world is of value. In order to give, you must invest in yourself, first.  How can you invest in yourself? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Identify what you value.
  • Identify your untapped desire(s). Some may say I don’t know. Many of us know, however, refuse to entertain the desires. Let’s entertain for this exercise.
  • What are you afraid of losing? Is it really a loss or just fear? I need EVERYONE to pause at this question and do some deep soul searching.

Spend Valuable Time

Note you will not have all the questions in one setting. I recommend taking time to invest in this exercise as you discover your values. The time frame may be different for each individual. One thing for sure, it will not happen overnight. Part of investing in yourself is spending the time needed to find answers and direction. Similar to investing money wisely; it involves research and planning. This is your future, so there’s no need to make a rash decision.

Start Today

You are a story within yourself. Take pride in knowing that is the greatest value of all. You are a lifetime investment – catch the phrase, mediate on the phrase and believe in the phrase.Click To Tweet

As mentioned above, this journey is just the beginning. During the month of January, take the time to get to know YOU and your desires. What does it take for you to start this journey? Each person has a method that works for them. Maybe it is prayer, reading your favorite passage, meditation, quiet time, listening to music or just writing. Regardless of your process, I recommend keeping a journal to log your ideas and your progress. This practice will help keep you on the right path.

Next month, we will focus on your journal entries and explore your untapped desire(s). I look forward to the journey and celebrating your progress and victories.

If you don’t know where to start with identifying or adding value to your investment (YOU), start with a Coach.

MJ Professional Coaching is available to invest in you. You have started the process, I will just partner with you to get to that next level. Your level of investment.

Become totally engaged and invest in yourself by partnering with MJ Professional Coaching!

About Michelle Jolley

Michelle Jolley is a Professional Coach and the founder of MJ Professional Development Company. MJ Professional Development Company was originally established to assist individuals in developing marketable skills for the corporate industry. Over the years, Michelle has witnessed individuals and organizations having a greater need for coaching. As a result, she decided to expand her horizon and reach a greater audience.