I’m all for bootstrapping but at some point you need to open your wallet if you want you and then your business to grow. A danger of experiencing success is the temptation to stop learning. My business has grown tremendously in the past two years and the more success I’ve experienced the more I have invested in my business. They’re not expenses. They’re investments. Here are a few.
Build a Better Blog in 31 Days
This product by Darren Rowse (@ProBlogger) improved my blog tremendously. It’s more a reference tool than a quick read. I even spent another $20 to get it printed in a special binder so it ended up costing more. If you blog then buy it.
World Domination Summit
Chris Guillebeau (@ChrisGuillebeau) is hosting this event in June in Portland, Oregon. It’s a really random group of people who want to dominate the world (in a good way, if that’s possible). It’s sold out, sorry.
The Storyline Conference
My favorite writer Donald Miller (@DonMillerIs) is hosting another conference about living a better story (a few days after the WDS). If you want to see if it’s worth it then drop $12 on his book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I’m going because my business is part of my story but it’s not the whole thing.
Make More Progress: Quickly implement effective tactics to get more done and achieve more in your business
Chris Garrett (@chrisgarrett) says he talks funny and slurs his words (and I agree with him). So why did I buy an audio course from him (it has some text too)? Because he makes stuff happen. He doesn’t let excuses keep him from succeeding. He lives what he teaches/preaches and he’s incredibly humble about it all. $47 well spent.
GSPN Plus Membership
GSPN is a podcasting network founded by Cliff (@GSPN) and Stephanie Ravesncraft (@FullTimeMom). They’re normal people. They’re average. They’re also not normal and they’re above average. By that I mean that they have tapped into the potential of what people can do when they stop believing they’re like everyone else and use their unique talents to bless the world with great ideas and conversations. I support his community every month because it encourages and teaches me how to live a better marriage, operate a better business and love God more.
What are you investing in? If the answer is nothing…then you’re not growing. Open your wallet (or grab your library card) and start growing. If you are investing in growth, what are you investing in? Tell me. I want to grow too.