Why to Invest in Yourself and How




A wise man once said, “If you want to invest in something with minimum risk and guaranteed big return, invest in yourself.”

We are told over and over again by self-motivational books and blogs to believe in ourselves. It does sound a bit redundant because we’ve heard it so many times before, but should we take this for granted? The real reason we think that words like these are redundant is that we forget to believe in ourselves the right way. The only way you can truly believe in yourself is by preparing yourself for the best and the worst. That is what investing in yourself truly means.

When it comes to individuals who are interested in the tech and IT industry, there are some steps that can be taken to upskill yourself such as getting an IT skills training subscription, or tutorials for certain software that can get you started earlier, but there a few more things you need to do to fully invest in yourself.

Invest Your Time Well

Wondering how to invest in yourself? The first thing you have to learn is time management. We only think of investment as a monetary game but we forget the old reliable saying “Time is money.” Time is one of the most valuable assets that we have at our disposal. All of us have a finite amount of time in this world, and the clock is always ticking, so we have to make the best use of our time if we want to succeed.

If you are investing in yourself by trying to learn a new skill, let’s say learning ow to work with a new software, you need to effectively give time to the specific software. The same goes for learning new soft skills – you have to dedicate a specific time of the day, every day, to learning a new skill until you have perfected it.

Doing that is not going to be easy though, since you may not be able to find an extra hour or 30 minutes in your schedule every day. You will have to take a look at your calendar, move things around, may be eliminate a few things that result in your time being wasted, and only then can you make room for learning something new. This is where time management will help you out.

Hunt For Good Tutorials And Classes

Since we have already discussed the importance of time, now it is the time to move on to the real point of concern for most. It is the monetary side of investing. Most people think that investing in online tutorials and skill development classes is not worth it, but it is 2018 and like everything else, even education and training facilities have moved online and on apps.

However, these tutorials and classes do come at a price, but not to worry, most of these classes are set at nominal prices so everyone can easily access them.

When hunting for tutorials online, you need to be sure what kind of tutorials or skill development subscription you require. You can find different tutorials that are targeted towards different people who are either beginners or experts trying to expand their skill set by learning something new.

Look for the right courses that would suit you and start learning.

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Today, everything that has to do with mainstream IT and tech work revolves around how creative your app or software looks. Most app developers make sure that the app that they create is visually appealing to the user. Creativity may not be taken just in the sense of graphic design. When it comes to developing and coding, finding new ways to shorten the function or speed up the process is also a part of the creative process.

So what are the ways to juice up your creative process?

There is a misconception that creativity is some sort of a gift that you cannot learn. This is not true, as creativity increases with skill. A person who practices and acquires a skill can try different things every day to experiment. Experimentation and creativity go hand in hand. The process of creation always involves something new or a little different from the way things are usually done. Creativity can also be inspired by others. This absolutely does not mean you should plagiarize other people’s work, but you should look at other bodies of work out there and see if you can create something as good in your own way.

Start experimenting with different things and you will be surprised how new things come together to form something big.

For someone looking to invest in themselves in the year 2018, IT skills training subscription is a good way to get started. Learning new skills will get you started on a new path and will expand your horizons when looking for work in the IT and tech industry.

About The Author
Travis
Account Manager (Northwestern United States) at QuickStart

Travis Hameed

Travis Hameed is an expert when it comes to navigating complex sales, and making prospects' lives easier and hassle-free. As a sales rep with over 6 years of experience, he has decided to be a part of QuickStart's blog and share his thoughts regarding the questions that he comes across frequently. When he is not helping customers with their IT skills training challenges, he loves to cook.