Most people don’t have the luxury of spending money without much thought. The reality is that you probably ask yourself
“What does this cost?” several times daily.
Being frugal is smart, but being cheap can be brutal. We live in a society that sometimes has a strange perception about how we should spend or invest our money.
Few people would argue that self diagnosing and trying to treat a chronic disorder is wise. People seek medical help to target issues and find answers so they can address them efficiently and prevent further medical issues.
Divorce is messy. Going through a divorce can be both emotionally and financially draining. Without good legal guidance you can be left with a settlement that is detrimental to your entire future.
Ever have a car problem that stumped you? Maybe you asked around and tried a little of this and a little of that but it didn’t help. Finally you realize unless you take it to a trusted mechanic nothing is going to change.
YOU SOMETIMES HAVE TO ASK, WHAT IS THIS REALLY COSTING ME?
Often we don’t seek assistance because we are really trying to save a few bucks. There is nothing wrong with that but frequently we waste more money trying to save some.
BELIEVING COST IS THE SAME AS INVESTMENT IS A MYTH
Imagine the the time and energy you would spend trying to settle your own divorce especially if you really have no legal background. Think of what it may cost in terms of safety and reliability trying a variety of interventions on your vehicle? I can’t even imagine having a serious illness and trying to improve without the knowledge or expertise of specialists who can guide my care.
Sure, it costs to have insurance, costs to have professional help and costs to have an expert help us make the right choices.
BUT WHAT DOES IT COST WITHOUT THAT HELP?
When you elect to go through a major event without assistance, you can suffer loses that can never be recovered.
Trying to wing something on your own because it is cheaper can cost you peace of mind, future earnings, your health, your stability and even your life.
IT’S AN INVESTMENT, NOT A COST WHEN WHAT YOU SPEND HELPS YOU REAP A BETTER RESULT
There are times when choosing assistance is the best way to go.
Starting your own business is one of those times.
Sure, if you make soap and sell a few bars at craft fairs, you might be able to handle it without much help or if you tutor a few kids after school and have no desire to do more, you’re probably fine.
But, if you want to scale a business to replace your current income or make some significant side money, getting some expert advice and working with a professional who can help you is smart.
Businesses can be fickle. There is no guarantee that a great idea can become a booming business. Just because someone thinks you can make a fortune doesn’t mean you will. Often even the best efforts produce minimal returns.
Like any other life event, there needs to be someone working with you to help you maximize the best results you can achieve, to help you develop the right action plan to avoid obstacles that cause setbacks and regression. Getting smart assistance can prevent a crisis down the road.
That’s why you have to ask?
WHAT IS THIS REALLY COSTING ME?
There is a true difference between spending money and investing money.
But investing does not always mean saving money. It can often mean saving time, saving errors, saving disappointments, frustration and panic.
INVESTING IN YOURSELF CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SETTLING FOR SOMETHING AND GETTING WHAT YOU REALLY DESERVE.
If you are a business owner who is not seeing the results you want from your business maybe it’s time to INVEST WISELY.
If you are thinking of starting a side income but feel stuck in a hobby that is sucking you dry, it’s probably time to INVEST IN YOURSELF.
If you have been wanting to create more time and freedom from a career that doesn’t work for you anymore, you might need to stop running around in circles and INVEST FOR TRUE GROWTH.