Too many people squander their time by watching too much TV, mostly programmes that adds no value. These people get addicted and spend their valuable time watching these programmes. Just little programmes on TV teaches us on to grow in every area of our lives.

People spend larger time on the internet doing things that don’t add value to them and squandering their valuable time. It’s not bad to be on the internet but be moderate and be more focused on things that adds value to you.

Reading constantly add great value. It energizes your mind, improves your use of language, increases your general knowledge, allows you to connect like minds. It makes you a problem- solver and it makes you think fast and smartly. Almost all the great leaders spend time reading.
Read books, articles, magazine, newsletter, read blogs, follow the recent news or anything related to the talent or skill you are working on. Stay updated of the latest trends or advancements in what will help your growth in every area of your life.
Reading more books gives you access to knowledge you know nothing about. It gives you access to grow your skills and expose you to that know-how you need about the side hustle you are about to go into. It exposes you to the pros and cons and how to go about it. Stop reading trash and start reading what add values to you, it helps you grow in every department of your life and transform you to a better person for yourself and society.



Where you are currently, is a function of the company you keep and where you will also be tomorrow. If you want to be successful, productive and efficient to a level, the company you keep has a part to play. make friends with people who possess the attributes that leads you to your desired destination. Conversely, if you currently have friends who do not conform to your goals, politely get rid of them, or, at the very least, greatly reduce the amount of time you spend with them. It’s time you keep the right company that helps you grow in most areas of your life and support your goals. Networking with the right set of people can influence your promotion at work, get a new job, support and give you ideas for your side hustle.

Your improvement is built on the right friends you keep and they influence your choice and decision making most times.

Spending and keeping company with them helps you a lot in most part of your life and help you achieve your desired goal earlier than planned.



Planning helps determines how you will get things done and get there. Without planning, it is nearly impossible to achieve your goals because you will squander valuable time and resources. All efficient and productive people plan, so invest in yourself by planning your days ahead.



You should always be learning a new skill. That is what successful people do constantly. They are where they are because they improve. If you don’t improve yourself, you might become stagnant and be left behind in a fast-moving world that is changing. Investing in your knowledge and skills can takes many shape, it’s not limited to your career, business alone but other areas of your life too. You could register for online classes or courses, attend seminars and conferences by expert, watch TED talks, etc.



When you have good health, you know you can go out and achieve anything. You are unstoppable but with poor and terrible health, every day seems like the last day. When you are healthy, you are efficient, sound mentally and productive. Investing in your health having good meals, strolling for distance or signing up for a gym makes you efficient. When you invest in your health, you’ll surely reap the result.


Control your spending and improve on your saving now!  As long as you are in debt, your money controls you in all manners. Clearing off your debt is your first step in controlling your finances so they can’t control you. Then you’ll become less stressed, sleep better and worry less.

And don’t forget that paying yourself first and living below your means can fund your future project and achieve your goals! Saving enough money to pay cash for what you want and will gives you the opportunity to quit a job, retire early, start the side hustle you love or have the financial freedom you desire.

Having extra cash for emergency purpose helps you plan to weather the storm in tough times. With planning and self-control your dreams can achieve the impossible.


Meditate or doing something attached to your religion helps you in term of self-control. Creating days for personal fast and prayers to commune with your creator help you to grow and impacts achieving your goals too. It helps in discipline your attitude, actions and perception. Things first manifest in the spirit realm before becoming a reality in the physical. You have to do the basics or your body and mind will break down.



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141 Responses to 9 WAYS TO INVEST IN YOURSELF.

  1. Nadzan Affi says:

    Maybe its true, but its hard to find right friends… lol

  2. This was really helpful. I have to work more on saving my money, now I know how. Thank you

  3. Sportnow.ga says:

    I agree with you, but internet today is good if you know what ur doing, though too much of everything is bad

  4. ivmalaric says:

    It is also important what we read…

  5. kiahsweeney says:

    I love this!! I wrote something similar in a blog post, but I really like the plan ahead idea you mentioned! It’s so key to check in and make sure to invest in yourself!! Great read


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  7. Nikhil says:

    Good post. I travel a lot and i get information by reading travel blogs.
    Planning a trip well before will help you saving a lot of time.

  8. engrreginald says:

    Wow….I love this nine ways to invest in yourself that you have mentioned here, they are great and important but then you never mentioned dressing or the things we wear, because they are also parts of self investment.

  9. Stef says:

    Every word of this is so true. I find it so hard to invest in myself now that I have kids but your advice about cutting out worthless TV & internet could give me more time for more meaningful investments.

  10. Mummy Thomas' Blog says:

    I miss reading wish I had the time, since little one came along. I must make some time to. Such a good way to switch off 🙂

  11. Amy says:

    TV is such a time killer, I’ve started reading more and watching less and it’s definitely paid off😃

  12. bestylechic says:

    fabulous post .. I always read your posts. keep up the good work

  13. Mudathir_Olaniyi says:

    Really great article there. I totally agree with building one’s self and then you get to realize your potentials. I also publish a guest post related to this on techzbyte

  14. I agree with avoiding mindless internet use. Nowadays, using the internet is necessary for nearly everything, but there is a difference between wasting hours of your day looking at memes and cat videos, and using the internet for something productive.

  15. sarganser says:

    I think in trying to please everyone around us, we try too hard and invest in others who do not even appreciate us and what we do.
    I think it`s more important to first invest in ourselves and out values before we start investing in other things in life.

  16. This is a truly inspiring article. Undoubtedly I will agree that reading helps a lot to power your brain with the positive thoughts, ideas, make u aware of things, gives better vocabulary, and many other benefits. Similarly being with people who are on higher skill level helps you learn new things from them, which in return advances you.

    Cool piece Rawlings! 🙂

  17. lameeshelal says:

    Yes, this is true. The internet is taking alot from our daily lives. I am working harder everyday to minimize my time using the internet

  18. Ajay chander says:

    This is very inspiring article and well cadered informaton

  19. Adeyefa Toba says:

    You raised some very good points. Reading in particular is very important. it sharpens the mind

  20. easyclicksite says:

    Wow! Bro i like this Good work. That number 2 Internet is clear. Thanks

  21. Wow super good valuable routines. And all really make sense. I will invest myself in good and valuable things. Great post!

  22. azehpraise says:

    Wonderful one.
    May we all be better people.

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  24. Lisa says:

    We rarely find a show on TV worth watching anymore. We prefer to read, write, go outside for a walk, or have friends over to chat, play games, cards, and share a meal and journey in life together.

  25. Emma cristy says:

    This is such a great post and I love these tips. I definitely believe that balance is so important; to be spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially fed.


  26. I used to slump in front of the TV at the end of each day. I stopped that and began a blog. Best decision I ever made!

  27. very valuable information

  28. Bravo or Brave! A very well-written post on how many of us can use this simple ways to invest in ourselves. I like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9. I enjoyed all nine points.

    ~ Thea Topaz (www.theatopaz.com) #theatopaz

  29. Seppy says:

    These are great! Feeding my mind and my soul on a daily basis are important to me and make me feel like I’m taking time for myself. My new obsession is listening to podcasts on my way to work in the morning.


  30. mistegirl says:

    Love this 🙂 Always take the time to invest in yourself!

  31. daraward15 says:

    I have most of these down, but one thing I need to work on is reading more to expand my mind. I’m trying to read about 20 pages of a book every day!

  32. Marie Torro says:

    Definitely agree with you about watching too much TV! Your post is incredibly motivating, I’m glad I came across it!

  33. tachiwi says:

    You are so correct with all of these things . We are always our best investment . I think we all should make becoming the best version of ourselves a life long project

  34. Nini says:

    Love this! It’s so true 🙂

  35. lynifrika says:

    I totally agree with you, I stopped watching TV replaced it with reading books. Reduced the time I spent on the internet and I feel detoxified already. I’m a fan of TED Talks.

  36. Tenille says:

    These are some very good tips. I don’t like spending much time watching tv – it feels like my time is being wasted if I do. Reading is definitely fundamental. A bookshelf is one of the first things I look for when I visit someone’s home, lol. Thanks for this article, I’ve taken note!

  37. Claire says:

    I like #7… health is wealth!

  38. wonderseekersblog says:

    Love this post, thanks for sharing x

  39. carri says:

    Such helpful tips! I’m saving this post to refer to later when I set personal goals.

  40. Ray Sang says:

    It is so important to invest in yourself. So glad that you mentioned health as that is an area that many of us forget.

  41. johnsonm2wittenbergedu says:

    I love this post, it’s so accurate! in a lot of ways, I already do a lot of this, but my biggest problem is time management. I get so excited about my future and I see what it has the potential to become to the point where I want to all of these things at once. What I have found is investing and loving myself is something I never get burned out on. Thank you so much for writing and sharing!

  42. Herlina Kwee says:

    Agree with all the points in this article. They are the things I am implementing in my own life. The sad things about kids growing up these days, they are on the internet all the time (instead of reading good books), and they’re mindlessly playing games or watching videos that don’t add value to their personal development.

  43. Anissa says:

    This was a great read. We spend time investing in others and often forget to invest in ourselves. I especially like developing skills and managing money.

  44. Shea says:

    Great advice! We focus on others rather than ourselves way too much at times! I need to start planning more like I use to. I was so much more productive!

  45. beautyfromburnttoast says:

    Definitely agree with all of these, but I’m partial to the one on books. I’m an avid reader and find that even fiction expands my mind, my heart and my understanding of people.

  46. As someone with an a long term illness I agree health is very important to invest in – i battle through with poor health but know I could achieve so much more well. I love your point about having the right friends as this does affect people mentally and reading ! Makes you absorb information faster great post

  47. kimiwashere says:

    I love this! I don’t have children, but I image wanting to teach them everything on this list and how to self-love and appreciate. 🙂

  48. Great advice to invest in ourselves! I totally agree with the TV comment! I notice when I start watching TV too many nights in a row I start to feel blah! Breaking that habit and doing something different usually helps! Thanks!

  49. Lessons worth transforming lives

  50. Nii Seyram says:

    Wow, thanks sooooooooo much for sharing. Really took notes of the points.

  51. Scarletpiper says:

    I agree! nice post…but im a blogger I can’t quit the internet 😦 , I have however cut down on Netflix already 😀

  52. Enele Ogah says:

    Health is very important when it comes to investing in one’s self because if you are not healthy, you would probably fight with other things

    Thanks for sharing!

  53. Sunday Swart says:

    Great article but we bloggers needs internet

  54. Ana Ojha says:

    Yes! to all the points that you have made especially adding new skills! It is important to think about your personal development on a regular basis!

  55. bettynjeru says:

    Great tips there!love it.

  56. You really provided a very good write up.

  57. Great article..really helpful 👍

  58. kinanthiayusg says:

    I agree with everything especially the reading and spirituality part..thank you for writing this, I love it!

  59. Andre Vinluan says:

    Agree! Especially in the Spirituality, you really need it to clear your mind.

  60. Feed your mind. Read books. Thanks for the post!

  61. wiseguy31 says:

    you have an amazing content. I love this one most.

  62. GG says:

    Great post. I started reading consistently a few months ago. First book I read was Warren Buffets biography. Really recommend that one.

  63. Informative post
    Thanks for sharing it

  64. You mentioned some very good points. We need to pay attention to the items that you mentioned. Thank you for posting.

  65. Martha says:

    Great article. I invest on Books, health and friends are my life savers!

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