Investing In Your Personal Growth Needn’t Cost A Fortune

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How many times do you let money (or your lack of it) hold you back? How many potentially important social events have you missed out on because you didn’t have two pennies to rub together? How often have you looked in the mirror and thought, “I don’t recognize myself anymore. If only I could afford to get in shape”? How many times have you felt like you were constantly banging your head against a glass ceiling in your career because your lack of higher education was holding you back?

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No matter what you do, where you live or how old you are, it’s never too early or too late to start investing in your personal growth. But if you feel that you’re finances are holding you back I’ve got news for you… There’s always a cheaper way. Curiously, we’ve come to equate monetary cost with value but that isn’t always the case. Here we’ll look at some ways in which you can transform your life without it costing an arm or a leg…

It starts and ends with budgeting


If you constantly feel like your finances are holding you back, the first step lies in taking control of them. This means establishing a household budget and sticking to it. Any of these budget templates is a great place to start. If you invest in your future by taking out loan after loan and credit card after credit card this quagmire of debt will just hold you back even more.


Mastering your health and fitness


You don’t have to fork out a fortune on expensive gym memberships and you don’t have to rack up an extortionate bill at the supermarket to eat healthily. By rule of thumb, the more fresh veggies you can get into your diet. In fact, it’s widely believed that a wholefoods, plant based diet is the best way to lose body fat and keep it off. Plant based diets are low in saturated fats, high in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and have the protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates you need to master your health. Plus, they cost a whole lot less than meat, eggs, fish and dairy.

Getting fit is no biggie, either. You can build a sculpted body that gives you confidence from the comfort of your own home using these exercises.


Get adept without the debt


There’s no denying that education is one of the most efficient ways to empower ourselves, learn new skills, meet new people, gain new contacts and start to climb the previously unattainable rungs of the career ladder. But the prohibitive cost and logistics make a college education tricky for those who have already begun their career. Online learning has your back here with a plethora of affordable courses from a nursing degree to a masters in engineering management. Wherever your passion takes you, there’s an online course within reach.


Networking events are free… So go to them!

Finally, you never know who holds the keys to unlocking the next stage in your career journey. Attending free network events is a cost free and invaluable way of meeting new people, building contacts, learning new skills and putting your name and face in the minds of people who could one day be your colleagues.

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