Warren Buffett is believed to be one of the greatest investors that has ever existed and is constantly ranked midst the wealthiest people in the world with a net-worth north of $73 billion.
The other day I came across a quote from him where he was advising people to invest as much as possible in something that everyone has access to, something , he says, in which we can never invest too much.
What is this staggering asset he’s so bullish on?
Here are some ways to help you make the most of your investment.
Stay Healthy on All Three Planes: Mind, Body, Spirit.
It all starts here. You need to be firing on all cylinders, or else you won’t be able to get the most of out your life.
Mind: read a book (even if it’s just one page a day), journal, come up with ideas.
Body: exercise (even if it’s just for 7 minutes), eat good food, drink loads of water, get a good night’s sleep.
Spirit: pray (it doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not) or just says ‘thanks’, be kind to people, write a gratitude list.
Cultivate Positive Habits and Stick to Them with a Daily Routine
How much better do you feel on the days that you do something good for yourself? Perhaps it’s the days that you exercise or maybe when you are really focused at work. Your days just seem to go smoother, don’t they?
You can have that every day. It’s just a matter of determining what you want to do and following through with it.
Never Stop Learning
One of the greatest secrets to Warren Buffett’s success is that he is continuously learning.
Most people believe that real learning ends when school is over but they are selling themselves way short. Life should be about continuous learning, and there are many ways for you to do this.
- Attend conferences, seminars, and meet-ups.
- Take a free online course.
- Talk to people and ask them questions (listen more than you talk).
- Research something you are interested in.
Surround Yourself with Excellence
Take a look at the people in your life right now and ask yourself these questions:
- Are they making you better or are they bringing you down?
- Are they mostly positive or are they typically quite negative?
- Do you feel better when you are around them or do you feel worse?
If someone has a pessimistic impact on you, then you have to kick them to the curb (or severely limit your time spent with them).
Spend Time Getting to Know Yourself
Your time is extremely valuable and precious. Spend some of it getting to know yourself better. These practices can help you find out who you truly are:
- Meditate (even if you think you can’t meditate).
- Do yoga.
- Write morning pages or journal.
- Find hobbies that you enjoy (and actually do them).
Do What You Love to Do
You only have one life to live, why not live it to the fullest?
Invest as much as you can in yourself starting right now, and you will see benefits beyond anything you could dream of.