Last week I told you the sad tale of a ‘guru’ who is convincing people to purchase a high-end program (read: pay five figures for little access to this guru) saying that going into debt for business is an investment.
Unfortunately, stretching your budget like this will only hurt, not help, anyone become more profitable. (That’s because you have to make not only more income, but enough to pay off the debt as well… so essentially your starting further in the hole than before you invested in the program).
But I have to say, doing something that’s a little out of your comfort zone can really help you and your business grow.
That’s because your potential can always grow.
But it never will if you don’t provide the stimulation – a way to stretch your mind.
Think back to a time when you got out of a rut or got yourself unstuck. It only happened because you were willing to learn something new, took actions that challenged you, expanded your capabilities and stretched your potential.
That’s why investing in trainings can be a good thing – only when you know you’re going to be able to recoup your investment by actually finding ones that work with your potential and helping you stretch.
Powerful and effective trainings infuse your company with new information, strategies and energy. When you are stimulated through trainings, you will rise to new heights in efficiency and effectiveness.
So look for trainings that you know are going to stretch you… not just your pocketbook.