What kinds of investments have you made lately?
I have not made any financial investments recently—at least not in the traditional sense—but I have spent money on some things that I would consider investment-worthy. Some of these include art supplies, lunch meetings, and healthier food items for my current regimen.
Each of these purchases can, and will, generate future dividends. The art supplies will allow me to further develop a side project which I hope to monetize. The lunch meetings have helped solidify some partnerships that could prove beneficial financially down the road. And my health regimen will foster the physical and mental sharpness needed for the long haul that my projects will require.
Not all investments are monetary however. I have also made significant investments of personal time to move these areas along. And time, as they say, is money. I have also invested in some new relationships—reaching out to other designers, bloggers, and potential mentors, either by phone, email, or in person.
I have high hopes that some of these will yield turns beyond my dreams.
I challenge you to take an inventory of your recent investments. Where are you spending your time and money? Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are all these things contributing to the portfolio of your life?
To your good fortune!