I’m sure you just read the title, and thought my post today would be about stocks and bonds…..NOT QUITE. Today I want to talk about investing in yourself. Recently I decided to throw a Vision Board party. A friend of mine introduced me to it last year, but it was too far in the year to do. Later on my BFF and I were talking about scriptures, you know where it says “write the vision, make it plain”. It was funny because around that time there were random conversations and articles I had read that spoke on jotting down goals and visions. It was at that time, that I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish for the rest of the year. Looking at the 13 things I listed, I only accomplished about 2. Yeah I know, that list wasn’t effective at all.I realized that jotting down my goals wasn’t enough. Listing the goals was only the outline, I needed to go back and list details on how to accomplish each goal.
The problem with many of us is that we have things we want to accomplish but we don’t take the time out to create a game plan for getting them done. This time is what I call my “investment”. I have to spend the time drafting a plan, educating myself, and networking with those who have an expertise in the areas I want to grow. My vision board party is also part of my investment. Not only do I want to work on my goals, I want to help the people close to me reach their goals. I invited a few relatives and friends so we could have a small intimate setting that each of us felt comfortable enough to discuss our visions. It’s not enough to just invest in myself, I want to invest in those around me. My circle is small, and I like it that way, but I also want my circle of family and friends to grow WITH ME. I want us to all be successful, I want us all to better ourselves. I want us all to have INCREASE! I’m super excited about the party, and anxious to learn more about the people I love. We’re all alike in some way but we’re also VERY different! I’ll definitely be back after the weekend to discuss how it went and the things I learned.