Scaling New Heights: The Power of Investing in Yourself

You’re never too old to get better at something.

I recently learned this lesson after spending three weeks traveling throughout Southeast Asia.

Before leaving on this trip, I thought I was in pretty good shape.

Soon, upon arrival, I realized I was only fooling myself.

You see, for years I’ve been working out (at least my definition of working out) daily. I’m either on the treadmill or out playing pickleball.

But none of this prepared me for the challenge of climbing 500 odd-shaped steps with no railings, to enter one of the world’s most spectacular caves in Vietnam.

Nor did my workout prepare me to squat on the lowest seats I’ve ever encountered on riverboats or to walk a boat plank with two guys holding a skinny bamboo rail. (I’m not kidding!)

I came back from this experience a changed woman.

I vowed to take a good close look at my health and course correct.

Here’s what I did.

I immediately hired a personal trainer.

It’s been two months since we started working together, and I’m already seeing results. I feel stronger and have a better understanding of what fitness can be for someone my age.

I feel empowered.

It’s not cheap to hire a personal trainer.

However, money is a priority. If something is important to you, that’s where you’ll spend your money.

Don’t be like me and wait for your “aha” moment. Invest in yourself.

Invest in a nutritionist or personal trainer if you need to get healthier.

Invest in a coach if you’ve been passed over for a promotion or feel stuck in your career.

You’ll probably come up with at least a dozen reasons why now is not the right time to make such an investment. These excuses are my version of kidding yourself.

Recognizing the need for assistance is the first step toward self-improvement. The next step is taking action. Need help? Reach out to me.

To reach new heights, bet on yourself. The return on your investment will pay off for years to come.

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