Be Selfish

Now that the holiday season of giving is over, it’s time to get back to business and focus on yourself. Hopefully, you’ve set some great goals for 2020, but let me ask you – have you ever set a goal or intention to become more selfish? And if you did, would you be bold enough to admit it?

Taking Care of Yourself

We’ve all heard the saying, “it’s better to give than to receive” – do you believe that? Which end of the transaction would you rather be on? Ponder this…is it possible to give something if there is no one to receive it? Or conversely, is it possible to receive something that hasn’t first been given to you? The point is that one cannot be better than the other; both must exist simultaneously in order for there to be a transaction. 

The source of the saying, “It’s better to give than to receive,” is actually an ancient verse which, when translated properly, states, “It’s better to be in a position to give rather than in a need to receive.”

This year, give yourself the gift of personal investment. I promise it will pay high dividends. 

I’ve worked with hundreds of individuals and professionals over the years through coaching and wellness programs, and this experience has afforded me the opportunity to get a pretty good idea of what challenges and needs most people have in their lives. Weight loss, depression, unemployment, financial stress, relationship issues, poor communication, divorce, anti-aging, chronic disease, pain, stress reduction and better time management are among the top topics I encounter. Do any of these strike a nerve with you?

What if there was a way to take the first step toward tackling all of those topics with one action?

Let me paint the picture for you. How great would it feel to turn the hands of time back 10 years? How about removing pain – mental, physical and emotional? Or how about finally losing that excess weight and wearing clothes you haven’t worn in decades? What if you could increase your earnings 10, 20 or even 200 percent? Does that interest you? Well, it’s all possible, it’s all interrelated and it all boils down to one thing – personal investment. 

How to Be More Selfish

Learn to be a great investor and your reward will be living the life you love and loving the life you live. If you want to give more, you must first be more. 

If you only focus on one thing this year, it should be this: BECOME MORE SELFISH – with your time, your energy, your emotion, your attention and focus. It’s imperative, in order to live the life you truly desire.

I know you must be thinking “what?!,” but before you dismiss this concept and apply your pre-conceived notions about what selfishness means, I implore you to open your mind and think differently. 

Put your own oxygen mask on first, then kick back and enjoy the flight while you read my book, “Invest in Yourself,” in which you’ll receive six personal investment strategies that will illustrate and validate the importance of being selfish and investing in yourself. 

*Excerpt from Sean Donovan’s book “Invest in Yourself: Six Strategies to Make This the Best Year of Your Life” ~ Available on Amazon and 

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