Have you ever wondered why we invest or why it seems so vital that we do? For that matter, what comes to mind when you see or hear the word "invest"? For many, the concept of investing is an image of one's money invested in financial schemes like stocks or shares with the expectation of increasing that money in the future. However, the world seems to give off this notion that investing is solely focused on earning more wealth, but it's not!
If investing isn't just about making more money, then what makes it so important?
Easy! Investing is focused on growth! And an investment focused on growth will lead to success. That growth could come from increased wealth, employee performance, client relationships, the technology you use in your office... and so much more! The possibilities for growth are endless! It just depends on where you want to grow and what you're willing to invest.
I've found these three resources to be the main assets that people use to make investments:
- And of course, money
What you choose to invest these resources in depends on what or where you want to grow. As a business or professional individual, your focus is on investing in those things that bring your company or yourself growth and success.
For me, one of the most important investments I make is in people: Most importantly my clients and team. I love all of my clients and my goal has always been to create long-lasting relationships with them. Some have even become close friends! These relationships are built around trust and loyalty generated from the time and energy I've invested in serving them. What's more, I genuinely care for each of my employees. Investing in each individual is vital to their growth and the growth of the company. Making sure my employees are well trained, informed, and are able to collaborate and willing to work with others ensures their success as well as the company's.
Whether it's marketing and advertising, equipment and technology, or even people -- making worthwhile investments is essential to the growth and success of your company. It's creating opportunity and prosperity for the business and ultimately yourself. Investing is putting your time, energy, and/or money into something with the expectation of a brighter future. With that said, what investments should you consider making?
Your marketing habits are a great example of investing your time and energy! To help you take the plunge, the team here at Em-Media has put together "10 Marketing Habits Every Business Should Have" to help you hone in your marketing skills. Like any great investment, it will pay off in the end! Download the free infographic here: