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WHAT IS THE BEST INVESTMENT?
"The Best Strategy For Financial Success "
With the economy the way it is, everybody out here is looking for the best and most secure investment. Money is tight these days and people don't have time to fool around. There are a lot of things "out there" that you can invest in. But a lot of them nowadays are failing.
Is it the stock market? Sure, you can invest money in the stock market if you please. And if you know what you are doing, you can make 12% (yes, even nowadays) over a long period of time. There is information publically available that shows that there are investments that are doing quite well (even in the past 5 years). And just like I showed in the rule of 72, this can be very lucrative. But is this the best investment? Not hardly.
What about real estate? Now, when I speak of real estate, I'm not talking about borrowing a house! That is, unless you are talking about buying a house, fixing it up and selling it. That can make money. Then of course the thought of getting a rental property is always tempting. But anyone who has rental property will tell you that sometimes dealing with tenants is not (or doesn't seem) worth it. But either way, real estate CAN be a good investment if you know what you are doing. And it can be a somewhat secure one also. But is that your best option? No, it is not.
What about High Yield Investment Programs? Well, there are a lot of different kinds of HYIPs out there. A whole lot of them are just ponzis. And the legitimate ones are hard to find. But even in the game of ponzis, if you know what you are doing, you can come out on top! HYIPs can be very lucrative over time. But they are not the best investment out there.
What about investing in precious metals? Yes, investing in gold and silver can be a beautiful thing! The way that the Federal Reserve is printing up dollar bills these days, precious metals are making a killing. You can invest in precious metals in the stock market, or you can get gold or silver coins. If you are looking for financial "security" you would be hard pressed to find a more secure investment than gold and silver. But even this isn't the best.
How about investing in your children? Of course financial literacy for your youth is important. There isn't much that is more fulfilling than seeing the success of your children and knowing that you had a hand in it. This can also lead to a legacy for your family. And of course, rich kids can always provide many luxuries for the parents who remain on their good side. (Just don't tell them that's what you had in mind). But is this the best investment strategy? Not by a long shot.
In the end, there are a lot of investment strategies out there. Pretty much all of them can have pros and cons. But there is one investment out there that beats all the rest of them hands down. This particular investment is the most secure investment available because the wealth that it produces can never be taken away from you by anyone.
Your Best Investment
You see, you can invest $2,000 in and investment vehicle and get your $512,000 over a long period of time, or if you invest monthly, you can have even more than that (especially if you invest in a successful HYIP). But on the other hand, you can invest $5.00 in a book. And if that book inspires you to live out your life’s purpose, you may not only be in for a life of wealth and prosperity, but also a life of happiness and fulfillment!
It frustrates me to this day the number of people I encounter who apparently are under the impression that they were put here on earth for no reason other than to eat, sleep, get a good job, pay taxes and then die while leaving your kids enough money to keep the cycle going. Because whenever I ask people what they want to do in life, what they have a passion for, or what they feel their purpose is, I just can't seem to get a clear answer.
Most people go through their entire life investing in everyone else but themselves. They invest a lifetime working a job that makes other people rich, while they reap little benefit from it. They spend massive amounts of time trying to figure out whom else to give their money to (the stock market, other investments, the government via soc. sec., and even religious institutions) with the sole intent of getting the best tangible return possible from it. They spend time trying to invest in their children to make sure they will have a great life when they get older. And investing in all of these things can be beautiful, but who is getting left out of the picture?
One thing that I've learned is that when you invest in yourself, no one can take that away from you. You see, the stock market can crash, the government can and will fail you and your kids can act a fool. But you can always master "Self."
Once you master the God given gifts that are inside you, it will matter less what happens with Federal Reserve notes and the “market” will no longer matter. Because there will always be a "demand" for what you do. So even if you lose all of your money, you can always get it back!
That's why there are so many distractions out there. We've now got reality shows out here that have us spending time watching someone else's life instead of living our own. We watch people fix houses, argue over broken fenders in small claims court and drink Kool Aid. We've got constant YouTube updates of people talking about cat food and what conversation they had with a friend the other day.
You can't even get a good nights sleep at night, much less have an epiphany, a premonition or any spiritual experience because you've got a 3G... 4G... 5G... or whatever the latest G phone is out there "alerting" you at 1:00am of the latest text, e-mail or Facebook status update that says, "My hand has been hurting for the past 7 hours, should I go to a doctor?"
NO... GO TO BED FOOL! That's what your hand is trying to tell you!
Any and everything has been put out here to distract you not only from what's REALLY going on in the world, but even more importantly, to distract you from you. Turn off the "noise" and tune into you. Find and hone your craft! Stop spending all your time trying to figure out whom else to invest in so that you can get a piece and invest in yourself. There is no more secure investment than that. When you invest in yourself, there are no cons, only pros. This is the greatest investment you will ever make.
Investing in yourself will get you a guaranteed 100% return. Do this and everything else will follow.Hope this has been helpful.
So until next time,
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