The Most Powerful Investment – Yourself

When we think of investing, our minds may begin to drift to the stock market, real estate or other similar areas which often conjure the same blood rush as striking gold; but more often than not, there is no get rich quick return. I, Jeremy Fouts, have often thought about what the best investment is; and even though I’ve made significant investments in things from real estate to stocks, I will always say there is nothing quite like investing in yourself. Investing in yourself is really the only sure thing.

You will often hear me refer to my ‘why’; what drives me to the finish line and this same passion is what will push you to invest in yourself. What exactly does this mean though? It’s simple and straightforward – invest in yourself because it’s a sure thing.

Every day you can better yourself to hedge your own bets, learn new skills and lean into pathways that better your understanding of how to succeed in life. If you want to invest in yourself to become a better leader, pick up a book and learn about leadership, then practice the teachings. If you desire to have better habits, invest in yourself by indulging in the things that will contribute to refining your respectable qualities. You quite literally are your most important source of wealth. If you really sit down and think about it, without your ability to listen, communicate and calculate you simply would not get anywhere.

From the day we are born we begin building skills of survival, but learning to recognize opportunities that allow you to invest in yourself turn your survival skills into skills allowing you to thrive. When I knew that I was going to start CorVive, I knew it would stretch my limits. However, I also knew the calling inside of me was too real to pass up; so I invested in myself, I bet on myself to answer the call to help others. To this day, I strive for ways to continue to build my skillset in a way that I can pass on to others. Whether they choose CorVive as a way to invest in themselves, or if they glean something in another way, I do my best to make a path possible for others to invest in themselves.

Do yourself a favor and find ways to invest in you. After all, it’s the most sound investment you can make.

Invest in Yourself
By |2021-04-14T18:22:50+00:00April 14th, 2021|Corvive, General, Jeremy Fouts, Jeremy Fouts Corvive, Leadership|0 Comments

Indecision

What is more impactful, making a wrong decision or never making a decision at all? 

Everyone has opportunities that come to him or her throughout their lives. You witness them, recognize them, and decide whether or not you’re going to act on those opportunities. When you spend your life unable to make a decision regarding opportunities that come your way you can become stranded on an island of your own making.  

Not making a decision, can be worse than making a wrong decision. Looking back at past decisions where I chose wrong, helps to educate me for decisions I will make in the future. It was all of my decisions, good and bad, and everything in-between that combined to bring me to where I am now. The only thing scarier to me than making a wrong decision is to not make a decision at all. Standing on an island of indecision and not making any headway is a terrifying way to live your life. 

We are not always going to make the right decision. However, deciding to make a choice, even the wrong one, builds your character. Those decisions decide your fate, and ultimately your destiny. 

Candice and I have always made it a personal undertaking to never stop learning and growing as leaders. We keep a log of  personal development books that we are reading, as well as a balanced record of what weaknesses we would like to turn into strengths. With these goals in mind we are able to keep charted on a path that helps  us to make informed decisions. Education is something that can help lend confidence when life throws choices your way. When we have learned something new that allows us to get out of our comfort zones and to explore new opportunities; that is what life is all about! 

Jeremy Fouts Faith Over Fear
By |2020-04-29T23:55:58+00:00April 29th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments
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