I remember the days when guilt set in over providing myself with even the basic necessities. I would judge people on their spending and priding myself on being “smarter” than that.
Here is the thing, when we live our every day trying to find deals, justifying what we are worth, only buying things on sale, always thinking there is not enough, money is scarce etc…that mindset and experience will follow us into all areas of our life.
Now look, I consider myself to be pretty modest and smart financially. I work hard, I invest aggressively for retirement BUT I also know the power of investing in yourself. Why? Because my life has changed by saying yes.
As female business owners and mamas, we work so diligently in our businesses to provide for our families, lead our teams, make sure everyone is supported. In addition, we work hard to have quality time with our family, which puts even more pressure on productivity to the point where we utilize all the time we possibly can squeeze out of a day. What tends to happen over and over again is we don’t give back to ourselves and that isn’t a fair way of life.
What I don’t have guilt over anymore is investing in myself. Here is why. When I invest in myself, I am investing directly into my future, my businesses future, my teams future, my child’s future & my husbands future. When I invest in myself, that investment comes back 10x in return.
It’s so easy to say “I don’t need this, this is excessive…” but how you think about one thing is how you think about everything. If you want to live a mediocre life, I guess that’s your choice. I sure don’t. I want to live large. I want to take risks. I want to follow my heart, my soul, my passions in life. I want to be seen. I want to experience life at it’s absolute fullest and to do so, you have to change your mindset. You have to say yes. And when you do, the universe will open doors for you.
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