Invest in Yourself
By Fellow CoWorker: Lindsay E. Quayle
Over the years, I have inadvertently created an annual ritual that serves me more and more. It started out as a simple theme or mantra for the year. I would think long and hard about the previous year, and then look forward to the overall goal I wanted to accomplish the coming year. In the past, it may have been a simple mantra like ” more love in my life”
But as the years passed they became more specific. And sure enough, at the end of the year I would find that that mantra and sentiment really did happen! More recently I have gotten into finding an overall major goal for the year, and then breaking down each area of my life to find the mid and lower tier goals that will get me there. For example, last year my overall goal was to ” Build with balance” the year before was “Get comfortable outside of my comfort zone”. The best thing is, the more you practice this technique, you get better and better.
It’s all rooted in the idea of investing. Most people get investment…you invest in time, businesses, or financial ventures…but consider investing in a person. Consider investing in yourself in your future!
Now at the end of each year I ask myself many questions…two revealing ones are always “What was the one thing (or things) that kept coming up as something I needed or wanted this past year?”
The other “How can I use the money I made this year to make me more next year (directly or indirectly)”. I also started a tradition of vision boards for my goals after hearing many amazing testimonials of success. I must say after my first year of using them, they really do work. Many of the images and goals pictured in my 2021 vision boards came to fruition. I even made one for future goals and ended up accomplishing a few of them last year!
Whatever you are dreaming of, or hoping to accomplish, why not invest in yourself? These strategies I use seem simple and mundane, but I challenge you to give them a try. At the end of 2022, you may find you’ve accomplished more than you expected!
Learn more about Lindsay:
Sojourn Property Management
Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty
The CoWork Who’s Who
Meet: Danny Potocki
What I do: CEO & Managing Director of the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation (HVCI), a nonprofit of accomplished entrepreneurs training business owners to launch and grow successful companies in local economies. I’m also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Iona College, teaching undergraduate and graduate capstones in venture development.
About: I was born/raised in Yonkers, NY, where my sister and parents still reside. My brother-in-law owns Yonkers Brewing Company, so if you are ever in the area let me know, haha! I am married to my college sweetheart, Kimberly, who was born/raised in Kingston. We met the first month of college while training as Division I athletes. Together, we have four children, two girls and two boys ages 1.5-11. Prior to moving full-time to Hurley in 2018, we lived in Boston while I was in grad school at Harvard, Washington, D.C. while I was part of two tech startups, and the NYC area while I was advising startup founders.
Fun Fact(s): I was the baby in all of the Carvel Ice Cream commercials. My mother was Tom Carvel’s Executive Assistant for 15 years, helping him and his team operate the family-run business, so when I was put in front of the camera to stuff my face with Fudgie the Whale I lived it up and enjoyed every second.
Superhero Power: I have a deep desire to connect with others and really get to know them when I have the opportunity, so I have always wanted to be able to speak every language.
Favorite Treats: Cucumbers, and anything our 1.5 year old drops on the floor.
Favorite Activity: Running on the Rail Trail near our home in Hurley.
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