I was filled with gratitude when my client sent this article my way and said “This is how I see my work with you.” Carl Richards wrote this article for New York Times, titled When an Expense Becomes A Wise Investment Choice.
While most people agree that an investment in yourself is a worthy investment, many others would find it difficult to articulate the return on that investment. In my former life as a Certified Public Accountant, I was very familiar with calculating the ROI (return on investment) for clients, but was slow to put that same logic into my own self-development. An investment in human capital may be exactly what you’re looking for in your own personal portfolio!
My favorite quote from author Richards, the Utah based financial planner is this,
I think about this way of investing every time I work with a personal coach. Yes, there’s a financial cost. I’m betting a lot of people would define the cost of such a coach as an expense, and the Internal Revenue Service certainly sees it that way when it comes time to itemize tax deductions. But I see it as an investment in myself.
So thank you, client, for sending me this article. And more importantly, thank you for trusting your decision to invest in yourself. I am filled with gratitude to be the one who can help increase that personal ROI 🙂
I’ve included the full article below. (source: NY Times)
Have you been able to see tangible results from your own investments in yourself? Maybe a career change? Hiring a coach? Even a mindset shift? Share your story with us in the comments below 🙂
Encouraging you to invest in yourself and Live your WHOLE life!