Such a terrific quote from Warren Buffett! But do you live it? And if so, how? Today I’m sharing three sure-fire ways to invest in yourself, all of which have led me to a richer and more satisfying life.
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If you are a regular reader of Natty Gal, it will come as no surprise to you that travel is one of my favorite pursuits. It’s also a fantastic way to invest in yourself. Experience is the ultimate teacher and travel provides you with LOTS of new experiences in a short time, distinguishing it from most of our day-to-day lives.
Travel is one of the few things you can spend money on that will make you richer”.Various attributions
To not only view a sight that you’ve previously only experienced through books, online or on TV but to feel it…via the climate, the sounds, the scents, is an opportunity not quickly forgotten.
Travel increases confidence. You’ll encounter language and cultural difference and, at times, be disoriented. But when you successfully work through these differences (as I know you will), you earn a sense of increased self-worth and competence.
Lastly, travel makes you appreciate how fortunate most of us in the US or Western Europe are. There is a saying that “happiness comes NOT from getting what you want but wanting and appreciating what you have”. You’ll most certainly appreciate even the mundane things in your life so much more after a stint out in the rest of the world.
2. Keep Learning
I’ll argue that education is a second thing that you can spend money on that makes you richer! Learning can take so many different forms. Whether you decide to enroll in a program of formal coursework, use a free online resource or attend a local seminar, education always seems to be worth the time and/or money invested in it.
Not all learning has to be career-oriented, either. Sometimes it’s fun to try strictly pleasure-centered new activities like rock climbing, paddle-boarding, a cooking or craft class or learning a new language. Added bonus: Continually learning new things keeps you an interesting person!
3. Quality over Quantity
The older I get, the more committed I become to purchasing quality over quantity. Focusing on fewer, better things has become integral to helping me develop and maintain a more simple and satisfying life.
Because most of us can’t afford to splurge everywhere, below are some of my top picks for quality goods!
For more on a simpler, better quality wardrobe, read this post.
- Home Goods:
Let’s Hear from YOU!
How do you invest in yourself? Are you a material girl or more of an “experiences over things” type? I’d love to hear about your favorite splurges in the comments section!
Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish and satisfying life!