#47 Why It’s Okay to Invest in Your Own Development

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 47, 16 November 2022 by Lucy Gernon

Do you feel guilty when you spend money on yourself?

Self development is key for your future success. It is so important to take the time to assess your strengths and weaknesses, becoming aware of how you can make your life better and in turn, making you a better, happier person in both your personal and professional life overall.

Many women find it hard to invest in themselves as there is always something else that needs the money. You probably don’t think twice about paying for a holiday, or getting the kids lovely new clothes or toys, or spending money on a lavish present for a loved one, but when it comes to spending money on yourself, there is something inside that stops you.

Being in such a fast paced, high stress role, it is common for female leaders to:

  • Feel exhausted and burnt out

  • Lacking confidence

  • Have negative self-talk

  • Holding themselves back in their career

  • Feel stuck and unable to move forward.

Yet there’s something that stops them from overcoming all of this. They overlook just how important it is to take time to invest in themselves and not feel guilty about it.

And then there’s you.

  • Are you burning the candle at both ends?

  • Getting up too early or staying too late for work?

  • Want to set better boundaries or be able to push back?

  • To be a better leader so that you make a bigger impact, while ALSO having a life outside of work?

If you have said yes to any of the above, it is time to invest in support. You work so hard. You earn every single cent you get. I want to normalise the fact that every single woman in leadershi pneeds to have a coach in her corner.

Because you best believe every pro athlete has a coach, every president, every politician, every single successful person in the world invests in somebody to be in their corner to give them the time and space to show them possibilities and to show them things that they can’t see for themselves.

So why can’t you?

I get into this in the podcast in more detail in the hope it will inspire you to take action and seek the support you deserve.

Hre’s the episode at a glance:

[04.07] What happens if you don’t invest in yourself?

[07:37] Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about investing in yourself

[13:03] The BIGGEST question you need to ask yourself

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