7 Ways to Invest in Yourself

1. Take a class or seminar. Learning doesn't need to stop once you've graduated.  Signing up for a class or seminar, either on-line or in-person, gives you the opportunity to learn and grow outside of the traditional confines of school. Websites such as Coursera, Udemy, and Skillshare allow you to learn new skills and improve the ones you have.

2. Read. The most successful people carve time out of their days to read. Not only does reading increase your knowledge, it also improve your memory, vocabulary and focus, while sharpening your analytical skills and reducing stress.

3. Watch a video. Optimize your time and watch a video from a leading personal development expert, or expert in your field, and you'll not only learn, you'll also become motivated to make lasting positive changes in your life and at work.

4. Listen to a podcast. Podcasts are a popular way to listen and learn anywhere, whether you're getting ready for work, driving to the office, or jogging on the treadmill at the gym.

5. Join a group or organization. Connect with other like-minded people who are committed to growing personally or professionally. In addition to networking, these organizations also provide opportunities to take work-shops and classes.

6. Get a mentor. If you want to get ahead in your career, a mentor can help you improve your self-confidence, tap into your potential and find balance in your life.

7. Volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while refining skills and traits, such as teamwork, empathy and communication.

Why commit to personal growth? It helps you to discover your purpose, gain clarity and focus, become more resilient, and improve your attitude!