I spent $191,400 on personal development – here’s what I learned

Over the past 7 years, I’ve spent $191,400 on personal and professional development in the form of Masterminds, coaching, retreats, therapy, and trainers. 

All out of pocket! 

I’ve found that the more I invest in myself, the more I increase my earnings. 

Here’s one of the main secrets of highly successful people:

They find people who have achieved what they want, and pay them to teach the path. 

Exponentially shortening the learning curve of figuring everything out on your own. 

I’ve taken this advice to heart, and have hired top experts in the exact areas which I’m looking to grow every year. 

If you’re thinking to yourself “I can’t afford to invest in myself” here’s what I want you to know:

I invested in myself BEFORE I was the #1 Enterprise AE at Salesforce. Before I could “afford it.”

I took a leap of faith and spent my first 20k on coaching when I was a sub-par performer at Salesforce who had missed quota three years in a row. 

It was a major stretch at the time, especially given I was saving up to buy a house that year and didn’t have disposable income. 

But it paid off big time! 

That year I finished #1 globally in the Enterprise Select division of Salesforce. 

It was the best investment of my life. 

So it was a no-brainer to make the same investment the following year.  

That year, I finished #4 globally amongst hundreds of Salesforce AEs. 

Every year thereafter, I’ve continued to invest in myself. 

With that in mind, I realize that many people are still unwilling or unable to invest in themselves for two primary reasons. 

Reason #1: They might not have the money. 

While this may be true, it’s rarely the case. What’s more common is they prioritize spending their money elsewhere, such as in real estate, stocks, home remodels, cars, clothing, watches, vacations, or partying. 

I once had a guy tell me that he spent $30/day on Kava, or $900/month. He told me that he couldn’t afford coaching, which was the same monthly cost as his Kava habit. In reality he could afford it, but simply chose to spend his money elsewhere. 

Reason #2: They aren’t comfortable investing in themselves because they’ve never done it before. 

We are creatures of habit, and it’s always hard to spend money in a new area like coaching or personal development. We may be skeptical as to whether it will work for us, or we may not trust ourselves to fully commit to the program. 

So for those of you who are interested in coaching but have never done it, this week’s training video is meant for you. 

I share exactly where I spent $191,400, and what I got from each of the programs. I hope this will help make it easier for you to take a leap of faith and bet on yourself. 


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