Invest in YOU

A friend of mine just gave me Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richards Almanac. It is essentially a collection of quotes and thoughts that Ben Franklin had on different matter. He was extremely prolific and a true renaissance man. Here is a quote I want to share with you “Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.

What does it mean?

As we know, Ben Franklin was a successful business man among other things. He was the first to establish what we know as the franchise model with his printing press. This quote is speaking to how having a successful business demands your attention, your love, your care. If you do that, if you have healthy business practices you will reap the rewards. Your business will take care of you.

How about YOU?

What if we took that concept and applied it to YOU? How much do you invest in yourself daily? In fact here is another Ben Franklin quote, “If a man empties his purse into his head no man take it away from him… An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

So once again how much do you invest in yourself?

I speak to so many people that think that organic food is expensive. Really?

They say that coaching is expensive. Really?

These same people have an iPhone, ride around in the latest model BMW, have a full state of the art theater system in their house. Having these things are not bad but perspective is a must. The problem is they have not distinguished the difference between what they need and what they want. Health is a need. Without health their is death. How good is a BMW going to be when you are dead?

Make the decision to invest in yourself daily by feeding your mind with good books. Feed your body with exercise and life giving nutrition. Feed your soul with charity, meditation, and thankfulness.

“Keep your mind, body, and soul, and your mind, body, and soul will keep you.” – AC



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