The Best Christmas Gift of All
There is something you can give yourself now that doesn’t come in box, a bag, or wrapped up with bow, that you’ll love more than anything else you get this Christmas
You may be excited today because you’re going to both giving and receiving gifts for those you love most, but did you know that there is a gift that you can give yourself that will last a lifetime and that will give you great joy for all the years of your life?
It was back in 1994, Christmas Day to be exact that I gave myself this gift. Back then I was not making much progress in my career. In fact, I had just recently left a full time job with a great salary and benefits to go out on my own.
With only moderate success to show for my efforts, I knew I needed something more than I had access to at that moment. Although I can’t remember where I first heard or saw it, but the message I got, clearly, was that the best gift you could ever give yourself is the gift of knowledge.
Up until that point in my life, I wasn’t picking up and reading many books. I wasn’t listening to many tapes, and I had never been to a seminar. I did read a magazine here and there, but I really wasn’t growing my knowledge in ways that would make a difference.
That changed for me on Christmas Day in 1994 when I sat there looking at the gifts I’d received that Christmas and thought “how long will I really remember any of these gifts?” That day, I decided to get more serious about acquiring more knowledge.
I’ve never stopped learning. I’ve never stopped growing, and I have absolutely no intentions of stopping from today until the day I stop breathing. Jim Rohn has said many times that the best investment you can make is the investment you make in yourself.
The great truth in that statement is that what you learn today can never be taken away from you and once you learn something you can use that knowledge for the rest of your life.
I would guess that since that day in 1994, I’ve probably given myself several hundred thousand dollars worth of education in the form of books, seminars, coaching, web casts, tapes, and CDs. Today I’m seen by many as being a “Master Coach” because of my vast knowledge base from which I can tap into to help my clients.
This affords me the ability to charge decent amounts for my time in exchange for being able to deliver just what a client needs the moment they need it. In many respects, I’ve become a valuable resource to my clients because of the decision I made on Christmas Day 1994.
You may want to make a new decision for yourself too this Christmas Day. Decide to give yourself the gift that will keep on giving for as long as you live. It’s the gift that can never be taken from you and it’s the gift that will change everything.
All you have to do now is decide that you want to become more than you are today. Make the decision now and then take one small step in that direction. Maybe you’ll enroll in a seminar, or maybe you’ll order a book, or an audio CD today. Whatever it is, do it for yourself now.
This Christmas can be much more memorable for you if you do, and it could well turn out to be the Christmas that changes everything.
Here are a couple of gift ideas for you:
Under the seminar banner, my good friend, Terri Levine is hosting an event in Los Angeles this January. I will be in attendance because I don’t just talk about learning new things, I actively pursue knowledge. It’s actually become one of my passions in life.
You can get the details of Terri’s Business Bootstrapping event here:
If you’re more inclined towards learning at home, have a look at the programs offered in my company store. There are many of them under $20 and they are worth much, much more in terms of the value they will bring you.
The store is open on Christmas Day too… http://www.UltimateWealthStore.com
Go ahead, take step in the right direction. Make an investment in you and give yourself a gift that will pay great dividends for the rest of your life.
Have a happy and fun holiday!