Are You Frustrated About The Lack Of Results In Life? Maybe You Are Missing Out On This

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I had read Rich Dad Poor Dad a few years ago and the book has a profound effect on me. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a personal finance book and it was written by Robert Kiyosaki. In the book, he talks about how we should manage our cash flow and what should we do to get out of the rat race. One particular idea caught my attention and it was the part where he mentioned that he will never fail to invest in educating and upgrading himself. He is a millionaire and a great property investor, but he still consistently invests the money in his own education to upgrade his knowledge.

This idea of consistent growth and upgrading make sense to me. If you are looking to achieve anything in life, YOU will need to be in action. This means that how well you do will affect what type of results you receive. The better you are in what you are doing the better the results you will receive. In another word, you are your biggest leverage.

Investing In Yourself

Let us have a show of hand; have anyone set the intention to invest in their own education and skills this year? If you had, give yourself a pat on your back. If you have not, now is the time to give this idea some serious thoughts.

Most of us after we had graduated from the school system, we will start to slow down with our learning rate. Think about when is the last time you had picked up a book, attended seminars or classes after you had graduated? If it is rarely, then you will have to get yourself off the couch and start learning again. Don’t ever have the thinking that your learning stops after school. In fact, true learning starts after school.

“It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.”
~Henry Doherty

If you take a look at people around you who are doing well and successful, you will find that they are constantly upgrading themselves by going for seminars, classes or reading books related to the field that they are working in. There is a strong correlation between the amount of time you spent upgrading yourselves and the success you have in life.

Ways To Grow Yourself

There are a few ways that you can use to grow yourself. Here are some of them.

1. Visit your local library

The library is a great place to learn. There are a wide range of books and audio books out there that are available for loan. Another great thing about it is that everything is free. You can also kick start your education by downloading my free ebook, “Unleash Your Maximum Potential“. In the book there will be specific steps that teach you on how to awaken your sleeping genius and start achieving again.
2. Audio books

If you spend a lot of time commuting, don’t waste those time away. Imagine wasting 2 hours on commuting to and fro from your work place every day. You will be wasting 730 hours every year doing nothing which is approximately a month time.

Go out there and grab a book from a library, local bookstore or Amazon. Make full use of the time by reading a book. If you are driving or you prefer to listen instead of reading, I highly recommend you to visit Nightingale Conant. The website consists of audio books by established personal development authors such as Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy and Dr Wayne Dyer. You can download them and listen to the audio books as you commute.

3. Attend seminars

Seminars are always packed with useful information. Make it a point to attend at least a seminar per year. I had attended a few seminars back in 2009 (Anthony Robbins UPW Singapore 2009) and I had picked up lots of useful knowledge. It is also a place where you can find like minded people and start to network with them. Networking through seminars can get you some great contacts and you never know that you may meet someone who will become your future joint venture partner.

Parting Words

Tony Robbins had mentioned, “If you are not growing, you are dying.” There are only 2 ways on a ladder. You either go up or down. Choose to climb up and reach for the success you want by starting to invest in yourself. You are the greatest tool that is bestowed to you in life.

If you choose not to upgrade this tool and let it stay the same as it is, you will only be able to tackle small challenges that only gives you mediocre results. However if you upgrade yourself constantly, only then you will be able to tackle larger challenges that give you excellent rewards.

Vincent
Constant and never ending improvement

  1. Hio,vincent. I finally set up my own wordpress now…Drop by…
    hehe.Still remember me?
    yea,you are right.When I keep on thinking why we go to college.The result comes to be as simple as being educated.And as soon as we got the change,we are gradually become to dig deeper.

  2. Hi Vincent,

    Found you via Pat’s Smart Passive Income.

    Totally on the same page as you when it comes to investing in yourself. I think there are several ways that you can invest in yourself but learning applies to all, for example if you “invest” in yourself by first paying yourself, then you need to learn how to best then turn those saved dollars into greater wealth. That can be applied to just about anything you do in life.

    Am I just rambling —- do I make sense? I know what I am thinking just not sure its communicating correctly here 🙂

    best…………valentina
    .-= Valentina´s last blog ..Niche and keyword research for your blog =-.

    • Hi Valentina,

      Thanks for visiting. 🙂 Pat’s blog contains so much valuable information and I believe you are enjoying it as well.

      You are spot on. Learning how to best turn those dollars that are invested into greater wealth is what all of us should strive to achieve. Great point Valentina. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Vincent

  3. Hi Vincent.

    Cool stuff here man. I visit my local library. Last time I went there, I got the books “Never Eat Alone” and “Fight Your Fear And Win”. Books are action-packed.

    Most people don’t touch their local libraries, and that is such a waste, because what people don’t use starts to fade away, so a library is replaced by useless store or such.

    Good idea about attending a seminar a year. That sounds like a manageable amount.

    The learning we do puts us leaps and bounds over those who don’t.
    .-= Armen Shirvanian´s last blog ..An Interview With Chris Guillebeau =-.

    • Hey Armen,

      I’ve been wanting to read “Never Eat Alone”. How is the book?

      I love the interview you did with Chris over at your blog. Keep them coming. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Vincent

      • Hey the book is cool.

        I read part of it before at the bookstore, but this time I read even more of it.

        I do recommend it. There is one chapter called “Health, Wealth, and Children”, which is not too far from this site name~.

        I just took another look at it and yep I do recommend it.

        Thanks for all sir.
        .-= Armen Shirvanian´s last blog ..An Interview With Chris Guillebeau =-.

  4. Hi Vincent,

    I love the creativity put in the title of this post.

    And this quote is awesome:
    “It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.”
    ~Henry Doherty

    It is true, you are the most valuable tool you have. I’ve got a line up of nearly 20 books for the next two months to read. Audio stuff as well. Life is never the same after reading books.

    Cheers,
    Clinton Skakun

    • Hey buddy, it seems like you are an avid reader as well. I agree with you totally. Life is definitely not the same after reading books. There are always new knowledge that we can apply into our life and work.

      To our constant and never ending improvment,
      Vincent

  5. well im still in school but im sure that my learning and developement will last forever.
    it’s depressing to see people who just spend their time in cheap comfort and amusement only and see their job seperated from their hobbies/life…
    so yes i also think that you should invest time in the thing you love by increasing your knowledge and skills…

    • Hi Alex,

      It is great that you have such a positive attitude for learning. Learning doesn’t stop and it does go on forever, which is a good thing. Keep on learning and enjoy the success you will be receiving. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Vincent

  6. Great points Vincent! It is of utmost importance to continue to keep yourself educated and updated with all new technologies. At work, they teach employees to stand out from one another and by being up to date with new things, that will really help you stand out and seem ahead of the game which is great. Attending seminars is a great way to get to know those in your field while learning new things as well.
    .-= Credit Girl´s last blog ..Crescent Bank and Trust in Louisiana Offers 2.40% APY 18-Month CD =-.

    • Hey Credit Girl,

      You are a frequent commenter over HealthMoneySuccess and yet I totally don’t know your name at all. Why not sign up for a free gravatar at http://www.gravatar.com to show a display pic of you and use your real name in the next comment? I look forward to know more about you? 🙂

      Cheers,
      Vincent

    • Hey Jav,

      I totally enjoyed the ambiance at Moon River on Monday. Maybe we should try to hunt out more cool places more often.

      Cheers,
      Vincent

  7. Investing in yourself is the best!
    That’s why I think travel is so important, you expose yourself to so much learning and so much growth outside of the classroom. I think investing in a trip around the world will bring about more growth and education than any books or seminars can!
    .-= Devin | Travel To Grow´s last blog ..China Status Update – Jan 8th =-.

    • Hey Devin,

      Traveling will expose us to other cultures out there that are different from ours. The world is a huge classroom and investing in a trip can definitely open our eyes to new ideas and knowledge. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Vincent

  8. When I move back to New Zealand, I will continue reading as I am now, but also go back to university part-time to start studying psychology. I think I really want to learn as much as I can about the human mind. It’s the greatest tool I have at my disposal.
    .-= Gordie – Lifestyle Design For You´s last blog ..The Three “F” Words You Must Know To Succeed. =-.

    • Hey Gordie,

      I believe psychology is fun. Imagine how amazing it is we we can understand how the human mind works and try to make the full use of it to our advantage. Think about NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) where we can condition our mind to help us achieve better results in life.

      Cheers,
      Vincent