“I want to be on the cover of Forbes magazine,
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen”
Raise your hand if this song resonates with you, I’m raising my hands and my legs because this song encapsulates my entire life goals!
I want to become a phenomenal woman, one who would live a mark on the sands of time, and I’m quite certain that this is on your bucket list too!
But here’s the catch!
The boss-lady life doesn’t come on a platter. In order to attain success in business, career and even in relationship, something has to give! The good news is; although there’s work to be done, it could be done, totally cost-free!
The journey to becoming a phenomenal woman starts with investing in yourself. Whether you are looking to become a better version of yourself, make a fresh start or do a complete revamp, it is possible, if you equip yourself with the right knowledge and adopt the right strategy. Let’s just say, you can become anything you want to be, if you invest in yourself.
Do you want to start your own business? write a book or become a motivational speaker ?
Yes you can, but There are certain things you need to do in order to make your dreams come true!
The first step begins with; Accepting personal responsibility for your own growth; accept that no one can do it for you.
This means you need to stop letting the relentless drifts of events make your choices for you, instead, set goals and take concrete actions that can help you reach your mark!
Thankfully, there are so many free tools that are readily available and easily accessible to you, courses that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and skills you can acquire without breaking a sweat! If these free tools are properly utilized, they can accelerate your speed and draw you closer to your destination.
So Let’s dive Right in!
Here are some free ways you can invest in yourself!
Read books: Increase your scope of knowledge by reading! I know reading is a daunting task for most people, but the rewards and benefits are priceless. You can go easy on yourself. start by Reading a minimum of one chapter of a book each day, and a minimum of one book a month, and you would be amazed at how your scope of knowledge would increase.
Take a free course online: Do you want to become a photographer, graphic designer or digital marketer? There are so many free courses available online that you could take advantage of! Don’t forget to Ask questions, listen, then ask more questions. You will learn as well as help others learn.
Get a mentor: Mentors are mostly free,and this makes them priceless, the need to have someone who can model the “how” for you, can never be overemphasized. Find a mentor and endeavour to do things with them. They will be supportive of you and you will learn and improve from interacting with them.
Look for new ideas: Challenge yourself to learn something new every day. I became a blogger and I’m loving it! Whoever thought I could, I’m not even tech savvy!! There are so many ways to acquire a skill, and a lot of these skills can be learned for free! If you are looking to become a fashion designer or a makeup artist you certainly can, just look around carefully, I’m sure you would find, free training opportunities, seminars and workshops where training is offered.
Eat Healthier Food: Health is wealth they say, and one of the best ways to invest in yourself is by having a good eating habit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, The Hustle and Buster of life makes it hard to live and eat right, but a little effort everyday, goes a long way. Prioritize your health, take it seriously. Eating healthy is one of the best investments you can make, because it determines your overall well-being.
Community: no woman is an island! Community, communication and connection, is my new mantra! There is so much you can learn simply by belonging to a community of like- minds.