Ep. 294 – The Best Investment


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Hey what’s up? What’s up? What’s up, everybody? Welcome back to THE a.m guys. Welcome back to five minute rants. I’m your host, Michael Abernathy. And welcome back to the show predicated on the journey of life and business. Hey, real quick, if you’re new to the show, you know that the whole purpose behind this the greater good driving this is really to serve others that really document the journey. And so a lot of the stuff that I’m talking about, has really come from my personal journey in life and in business. The whole goal is hopefully this really acts as kind of a guide post or some road signs to help you on your own journey, whether you’re looking to start a business, whether you’re looking to advance your career, and whether you’re looking to build your life.

And so that being said, one of the things that I think is really important, is personal investment. My business mentor, and one of my best friends told me, who is one of my best friends told me this, the best investment you can ever make is in yourself. And it’s true. And that statement has probably been beating like a dead horse in the world of self improvement and in the world of business. But it’s really true, the best investment you can make is in yourself, if you’re really going to move forward in life, it really requires you to change as an individual, it requires growth, it requires, you know, a consistent mindset of finding where you’re wrong, or finding where you’re weak at. And then growing in those areas. Or you could say building in those areas to become a better version of yourself later in life.

And I think it’s really important, What some of the best things that I’ve done in my life, some of the best things that I’ve accomplished in my life have really originated income out from self improvement, me choosing to love myself or improve myself in some way, shape, or form. And then as a result in business, or in life in general, obstacles that I had been facing, they are moved out of the way. And it’s almost like a doorway opens to walk through, you can say What you’re previously facing. Andrew and I talk about this a lot. We also talked about where we’re both weak and how our personal journeys are to come to the other side of things. So I’ve mentioned, you know, three types of work, you’ve got entrepreneurial, you have managerial, and you have technical, you have those three types of work. And when you are on one side or the other, or depending on where you’re at, like if you’re heavy in managerial, it’s your job now to spread out to both sides towards the entrepreneur, and towards the technical.

And if you start on the technical side, your journey needs to go from being technical, to more entrepreneurial. And then if you start on the entrepreneurial side, your journey needs to look like going from the entrepreneurial to work towards the technical to get an understanding. And the purpose of this whole journey is to really improve on your weaknesses and to grow as a person. And I think that’s a large part of What people miss in life. We don’t want to think we don’t like to think and we want we we are looking oftentimes to be told What to do. And that actually hurts us. Our the way that we work and operate a lot in this life is really based off short term, reactionary methods, and short term thinking. And so we take the path of least resistance oftentimes, and thinking in when you’re not used to really thinking when you’re not used to critical thinking and logical thinking, and processing. It’s actually very difficult to do.

Andrew and I were talking about the other day. And he was talking about how like an hour of lecturing, or an hour of really teaching and teaching something well, is like, I think it takes like, it’s like 10 hours of effort because of the energy required in the processing and thinking in the mind. And it’s oftentimes grown up, you know, you’re taking midterms, or you’re taking the test and you have exams all day, you often end up very exhausted because the thinking required. And I’m just pointing that out there. Because if we looked at problems in life, if we looked at where we needed to grow, if we just simply looked at those things, and watched them and thought about them, we would build a lot of solutions to stop and remove a lot of the fires in our lives.

And I don’t think that we do this because honestly, it takes a lot of work to think it is very much like getting up and going into the gym, working out and making yourself do things that you don’t want to do. It requires a lot of self control. And it requires a lot of discipline along the way. And as a result because we lacked discipline, we seem to fail in this. But all of this is really just predicated on you and I choosing to improve ourselves to be able to make better decisions to think better with more clarity, have more understanding. And it’s really just predicated on investing in yourself. Well guys, that’s it for today. So I’ll catch you later peace

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