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  • Investing is risky. The stock market can  crash, the real estate market can turn into  

  • a bubble and then burst, or a new technology  can rise like there is no tomorrow and crash  

  • within minutes. That's the nature of investing  but not if you invest in yourself. No one can  

  • take away that from you. It doesn't matter what  happens to the world. That investment in yourself  

  • will pay back one way or another. We talk a lot about the stock market  

  • and real estate, but we seldomly  talk about investing in yourself

  • If you ask financially successful  people about their greatest investment,  

  • they will say that it was  an investment in themselves.  

  • Warren Buffets' greatest investment wasn't in Coca  Cola but a communication course from Carnegie

  • For a long time, college was considered  the greatest investment one can make  

  • in him or herself, but in the 21st  century, in the age of the internet,  

  • that's not the case anymore. Almost every  information that's out there is right in your  

  • pocket. All you have to do is pick your smartphone  and google it. In this competitive digital world,  

  • let's find out what are the best ways you can  invest in yourself and outperform everyone else.

  • 1. Start a small business I know that it could sound a bit absurd.  

  • How starting a business is investing in yourself  

  • but before you throw at me your  angry comments, head me out

  • There is no better way to invest in yourself  than trying to build a business. In the process,  

  • you will grow so much that you cant even imagine  it now if you haven't started any business yet

  • Running a business is extremely difficultYou need to be good at so many things,  

  • especially if it's a startup. You will  have to improve your communication skills,  

  • manage your time better, understand the basics  of finance and at the same time cope with stress

  • You don't have to start anything huge, especially  if you don't have the resources. Start an online  

  • business even with as little a 100 bucks. You can buy a Lawn Mowers for a hundred bucks,  

  • for example, and start a side business  cutting your neighbour's grass

  • In fact, I started this channel  with just a hundred bucks.  

  • I am not one of those guys who started watching  youtube since its early days but much, much later.  

  • And I realized that most of these Youtubers just  share their ideas and experiences, even the most  

  • successful ones started with almost nothing. So I said to myself, I have a lot of ideas too,  

  • how about I start sharing them with  the world. Let's see how that goes

  • I ordered a blue yeti microphone for a little  over a hundred bucks and started making videos

  • I have to admit that, There were absolutely  horrible because I knew almost nothing about  

  • video editing or animations and  I didn't really care much because  

  • it was more like a hobby than a real business. But then I slowly started improving the quality,  

  • and somehow it started picking  up, so I had to hire animators,  

  • and now it's like a little business. You don't necessarily have to start a youtube  

  • channel. There is an endless number of online  businesses that do not require a lot of capital.  

  • Let's say you are good at playing  a guitar or violin. You can find  

  • someone who can help you with shooting and  editing it for as little as a hundred bucks

  • Turn it into an online course and sell it onlineAnd the great part about it is that you don't  

  • even need a website because right now, there are  multiple great platforms to sell courses for free

  • And if it turns out to be successful, you can  slowly turn it into a legitimate business

  • You can easily earn back your  money and make much more

  • We are lucky to be alive t this age because no  matter where you are in the world, pretty much  

  • everyone has an internet connection. So this  is probably a great option for most people.

  • 2. Learn a valuable skill I am a big fan of reading books and  

  • learning in general. However, in my experienceskills are far more important than knowledge.  

  • Think about how much information you have  consumed in the last week or so. Probably a lot,  

  • with every video you watch or every article  you come across or even every post you see when  

  • scrolling your news feed, you learn something new. And now, let me ask you this? How much of that  

  • information is really useful. not much!  In fact, you will end up learning a lot of  

  • unuseful stuff in your life, which  is not a big deal. But consider this

  • How many skills do you have? I guess not manybut you use them pretty much every single day

  • That's why focus on acquiring more skillsEvery new skill means another source of income.  

  • the more skills you have, the  more money you are going to make

  • You can read as much as you want about social  media, but it isn't going to help you much,  

  • but if you learn to place effective  ads on Facebook, for example,  

  • you can instantly turn it into a source of income

  • Or you can learn graphic designingcopywriting, web designing.  

  • There is an endless number of skills that  could be turned into a source of income.

  • 3. Invest in your productivityPeople say that time is money,  

  • but that's not true. Money can be earned  back, but time can't. Once it passes,  

  • there is no way you can restore it. If you are  a teenager, you will never become a child again.  

  • If you are an adult, you will never becometeenager again. If you are an old man, there is  

  • no going back. We all have 24 hours a day. Even  if you become the world's richest person, you  

  • will not have more time than the poorest person on  the planet. So guard your time as much as you can

  • If you can invest in something that  can save you some time, do it!  

  • Be it a habit you have to develop  or an app you have to buy.   

  • I try my best to set my day in such a way that  I can take the best advantage out of every hour.  

  • Of course, I don't plan every minute because  that will make my life look too robotic  

  • and make it boring, but if I don't plan it  carefully, I will end up wasting most of my time

  • Some people waste hours every single day  because they can't fall asleep easily.  

  • Just lying on your bed for 2 hours just to  fall asleep is 2 hours wasted every single day  

  • or 60 hours wasted every monthor 720 hours wasted every year.  

  • That's enough time to master a new  skill or start a side business.  

  • Then what should you do? Well, find a way to  fix that problem. In my case, for example,  

  • I tried multiple things until I found out that  if I wear my earphones and turn on an audiobook,  

  • I can fall asleep within 15 minutes.  I found out that I am much more productive in the  

  • morning than in the evening, so I started waking  up at 6 am and started going to sleep earlier

  • Invest in making yourself productive  because time is the only thing you  

  • can't buy. The more productive you  become, the more time you will have.

  • 4. Invest in knowledge Just a few minutes ago,  

  • I told you about how skills are far more  important than knowledge, but that doesn't  

  • mean knowledge is useless. In fact, the more  you know, the more opportunities you can spot.  

  • In one of the previous videos we talked about  the number of great opportunities that could have  

  • turned you into a millionaire, but you missed  them because you were too late to the party.

  • The only way to spot such opportunities is to  understand how new emerging technologies work.  

  • Those who understated how cryptocurrencies work  early on realized their potential and invested.  

  • Today they are millionaires andin some cases, billionaires

  • Those who clearly saw the future of transportation  understood that moving to electric cars is the  

  • future and heavily invested in Tesla and also  became millionaires. There are endless examples.  

  • The only way to spot a great opportunity is to  invest in learning how they work. We know that AI  

  • is going to be huge in the figure, learning how it  works can help you to spot the next billion-dollar  

  • opportunity. Or the quantum computersvirtual reality, and so on and so forth

  • 5. invest in your health

  • Most young people don't pay enough attention to  their health. When you are a teenager or an adult,  

  • your immune system is at its peak, so even  if you don't exercise, eat unhealthy food,  

  • it can handle that, but over time as you  start getting older, your immune system  

  • starts getting weak and you start getting sick  more often. Because you didn't pay attention to  

  • your health back when you were young, now you  will have to spend more time in the hospital

  • Don't make that mistake, don't destroy your health  for some short term pleasures. Eat healthy stuff,  

  • exercise, don't stress out about little things  that don't deserve your stress, and have fun.  

  • Remember, investing in yourself is the best  investment you can make. Don't spend a single  

  • day without investing in yourself in one way or  another. These are the 5 ways that I personally  

  • invest in myself. I do my best to learn new skills  and take care of my health as much as I can

  • And now it's your turn, how do you invest in  yourself? Which one of these points did you like  

  • the most? Let me know in the comments belowIf you have enjoyed this video, you will most  

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