Invest in Yourself

Invest in Yourself
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The #1 resource that a pre/early-career person has in abundance is time. Spend it carefully. What I suggest/follow is building an online portfolio.

Spend at least 8 hours a week investing in YOURSELF, so that people are more likely to invest in you.

As you progress in career/grow older, one picks up more responsibilities, and time becomes rarer.

This leaves people in the Rat Race worse off than others who invested in themselves over the years.

How to build a portfolio with limited time?

  • Pick a topic, any topic, and spend a few minutes reading about it.
  • Start writing through your own understanding about how it's good, different, etc.
  • Write at least 100 words and stop at the 100 word limit.
  • Come back in 6 hours another 100 words.
  • Repeat.

You can use this process for programming/blogging/whatever you want.

If you can't take out 5 minutes in a day to write/study something different, turn off your internet and do the thing.

If you want to take the first steps towards building a portfolio/starting a blog, feel free to reach out to me.

I've created several resources and listed ideas on how you can start doing so. You can find them here. If you need more help, feel free to DM me on Twitter.

Thanks for reading!